If I’m wanting to get a new smile, how can I ensure I get the best smile possible?
Sarah L. – Kansas City, MO
The only way to ensure you get the best smile possible is to get the best cosmetic dentist available to you. Cosmetic dentistry requires a significant amount of technical training and artistry. However, there is not a recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. Any general dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist regardless of their skill (or lack thereof).
There are countless horror stories about people who went to unskilled cosmetic dentists. At best, they wasted thousands of dollars on a disappointing smile. At worse, they ended up with a smile worse than the one they came to fix or even had their bite thrown off and ended up with TMJ.
The best dentist you can find will be accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). This is different from just membership with the AACD. To get accredited you have to pass stringent exams and demonstrate significant artistry. Only the top 1-3% of dentists in the world attain this level. It would be worth it for you to even drive to another city. There is nothing that makes you feel better than a smile you are proud to show. Think of all the smiling you’ll do, which on it’s own will increase your natural feeling of joy.
This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.