How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Many dentists in Houston offer cosmetic dentistry treatments. However, even when it comes to something as basic as teeth whitening, not all dentists are able to produce the same stunning results.

What to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

There are a number of things you should look for in a Houston cosmetic dentist including:

  • Variety of procedures offered
  • Dental technology used in the office
  • Training and experience in cosmetic dentistry
  • Proven results
  • Ability to listen to your cosmetic goals

Much of this information will be available on your Houston cosmetic dentist’s website. However, some may need to be obtained during a consultation.

How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist

There are many steps you should go through when trying to find a cosmetic dentist. First, start by asking friends and family that have had attractive cosmetic dentistry about their dentist. You don’t necessarily want to just go with their choice–the same dentist isn’t always the best for everyone–but add them to the list to check out.

Next, visit the websites of dentists in your area that offer cosmetic dentistry, including any recommendations from friends. Here’s where you can find most of the information you need. You’ll be able to see what procedures are offered, what technology is used, and what the training and experience of the dentist is like. Look at the before-and-after gallery to see how you feel about their results.

Next, look at online reviews for the dentists. Make sure you read the reviews and don’t just look at the stars. Some people will give a dentist five stars because they have coffee in their waiting room or one star because they didn’t get a free toothbrush. Understand what reviewers do and don’t like about a dentist and how that matches with what you’re looking for. Don’t be too swayed by a single review, either. A single glowing review may be fraudulent or may be a family friend, while a single terrible review may be more that person than the dentist. Let the overall slant of the reviews guide you to the best cosmetic dentist.

Next, schedule a consultation with two or three dentists. You want to talk to more than one dentist before you make a decision. During a preliminary consultation, you should be able to verify the dentist’s credentials, learn more about special training, talk about your treatment goals, and learn about previous cases similar to yours. It’s important to listen to what a dentist has to say, but they should also be listening to you. A dentist has to be able to understand what you’re looking for in able to be able to deliver the results you want.

This may seem like a lot of work to find the best cosmetic dentist, but it’s worth it. Cosmetic dentistry is a significant investment that will be with you for years, even decades, so it’s important to make sure you get it right.

Dr. Scott Young

Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young is a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). There, he learned innovative neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry techniques which he has put into practice at our office for over a decade.

Dr. Young utilizes the latest in dental technology to help ensure your comfort and safety, and personally creates each Houston cosmetic dentistry plan to meet the unique needs of individual patients.

Dr. Young is a committed to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and is pleased to show his proven results on our comprehensive smile gallery page. He would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to answer your questions, introduce you to our friendly staff, and help you determine if Woodlands Premier Dentistry is the right choice for the beautification of your smile.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Houston or surrounding areas of Texas, please call (281) 367-5559 or contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Young. Dr. Young utilizes the latest in dental technology to help ensure your comfort and safety, and personally creates each Houston cosmetic dentistry plan to meet the unique needs of individual patients.