Fixing your teeth and having a new smile is an investment in the future of your smile. And, like any investment, you’ll want to do a little research before making a final decision.
beside, the thought of a visit to the dentist is enough scary and stressful, so someone has to be very careful who to chose, especially that it might be a long term “relationship”.
These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who’s right for you.
1-Investigate the doctor’s education and training.
The best dentists didn’t just go to dental school; they also completed extensive post-graduate training programs. In addition, the best dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on new procedures and materials
2-Experience is critical.
Nothing compares to experience. Much like other people, dentists get better at things the more they do them. You’ll benefit from the experience of a dentist who has been performing dentistry on a regular basis for years. Ask how frequently the dentist performs procedures such as the one you’re considering.
3-Start with a consultation.
Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a doctor and practice. Consultations are generally inexpensive, and are sometimes even offered for free. Talk to the dentist before you commit to anything. Remember, it’s your job to make an educated decision.
4-Communication is key.
It’s essential that you be able to talk to your dentist – and that your dentist will listen to you! There’s a lot of dialogue that needs to go into an individual long-term treatment plan. If you feel bullied, pressured, or rushed, then that’s probably not the right dentist for you.
5-Look at before and after photos.
Take a look at the dentist’s portfolio before you make up your mind. Pay specific attention to cases that are similar to yours. Make sure that the photos are of actual work done by the dentist, not just stock photos. Don’t forget to check real patients testimonials.
6-Don’t pay too much – or too little.
Some dentists charge more by marketing themselves Hollywood smile dentists offering Hollywood smile makeovers. Other dentists try to make up for poor materials and shoddy work by offering low prices. Beware the extremes.
7-An honest dentist sets realistic expectations.
Watch out for doctors who promise more than they can deliver. You want a dentist who will tell you what can and cannot be done for your smile. You need to know how long the process will take, what you’ll have to do, and any complications that could occur.
Be careful of the quick delivery of magical Hollywood smiles, that might hide lot of problems that will show shortly or after couple of years. You don’t want to lose your teeth just to have a quick smile.
8-Technology is cool, but it’s not the only thing.
A dentist with high-tech modern equipment is more likely to be up-to-date on modern techniques. At the same time, however, don’t let yourself be dazzled by a dentist’s fancy tools; what really matters is if the dentist knows how to use them properly.
9-Check the if the dental office is clean
This is a major issue for you as a patient. You can get contaminated with many disease if the dentist is not clean. You can not be sure about all the hygiene details, but you can have an idea if you check the following details: does the dentist wear gloves? is the office clean? does it have carpets? is the operatory room cleaned between patients? How is he sterilizing the instruments? Does he get rid of disposable material?
Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about any concern you have.
10-A good lab technician is a valuable asset.
The dentist might decide on the treatment plan, but it’s the lab technician who’ll actually fabricate the porcelain veneers or crowns that will be gracing your new smile, with the cooperation of your dentist and following his smile design. Great dentists are proud of their lab technicians and the materials they use.
Posted by Dr ROSANIE NABBOUT
Zalka Highway, phone #: 01 882414