Ready For Cosmetic Dentistry, But Don’t Know Where To Go? Here’s How You Can Decide.

You’ve finally made the decision to get the smile you’ve always wanted, but now you need to decide which cosmetic dentist is the right one for you. The decision is extremely important and to help you make the right choice, we’ve put together a list of things you need to look out for when choosing a cosmetic dentist.

Education history

It might seem obvious, but the first thing you should look for is the cosmetic dentists’ credentials. Look for post-graduate certification of cosmetic dentistry, and other courses or indicators that demonstrate to you that your dentist is staying on top of recent technological advances and best practices. This is also a good way of ascertaining whether cosmetic dentistry is a focus of the dentist you are deciding on.

The proof is in the smile

A great way to see if you’re at the right place is to look for before and after photos. It’s a great way of seeing if their cosmetic surgery ticks all the points you’re looking for. If there are no pictures due to patient confidentiality or other ethical concerns, ask your dentist to show you pictures that you are allowed to see.

Digital Smile Design and Carnegie Dental Group

At Carnegie Dental Group we have the latest in dental technology to be able to 3D plan you smile on a computer and showing you the result before we even begin.

This process of Smile design combines both function and cosmetics for optimal outcomes. Digital dentistry is no longer the way of the future but the best current way to optimally improve results.

Level of technology

A good indicator of your dentists’ skill, is to see whether or not they use the latest technology for cosmetic dentistry. We know that you’re probably not an expert on the topic, but just asking about the machines and seeing for yourself what kind of condition they are in, will give you an indication of whether you’re at the right place or not.


If your cosmetic dentist is only prescribing specific treatments without giving you a range of options, you should probably be wary. There are exceptions, but with the advances in cosmetic dentistry, you can expect a range of treatments to suit your needs.

If you need any extra information about the range of cosmetic dentistry options available to you, or just want a quick chat with one of our world-class cosmetic dentists, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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