Having a beautiful smile is a real plus in any situation, but not all of us were blessed with great teeth. If you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look, you don’t have to settle for what nature gave you. Cosmetic dentists can deal with oddly shaped teeth or they can change stained teeth into pearly whites once more. If you are looking to have some work done, consider these tips when choosing a dentist.

Qualifications – Any dentist can specialise in cosmetic dentistry, there is no specific training needed to become a cosmetic dentist. A well-trained dentist can advertise themselves as a cosmetic professional as long as they have experience with veneers and other procedures. When speaking to a dentist, ask them if they have ever taken any postgraduate courses in teeth whitening or laser dentistry, this will help you find a dentist who has gone that extra step to learn more about cosmetic procedures.

Reviews – If you are going for cosmetic dental surgery in Thailand, make sure you do some research on the clinic before you book an appointment. They should be able to provide you with before and after pictures of clients who have visited the clinic and had successful treatments carried out. If a dentist comes highly recommended, you should be able to back up these claims online. When searching for cosmetic dentists in Bangkok, a few key names should stand out from the crowd. Once you narrow down your search, contact the clinic and ask about testimonials. They may be able to put you in contact with a past clients, so you can speak to them directly.

Personal Referrals – Looking online can be a bit confusing at times, one person might write rave reviews about a cosmetic dentist and the other could go in the opposite direction. If you are planning on getting veneers or teeth whitening treatment, speak to some close to you who has already had it done. Get in touch with friends or family for a personal referral. In addition, you could ask your local dentist to recommend a cosmetic dentist who they think offers a high-quality service. Even if you get great referrals, you should still schedule a consultation and make your mind up after this meeting.

Visit the Clinic – If you aren’t going to your local dentist or the clinic is in another country, schedule a visit or get someone to go there and have a look for you. The only way to get a feel for a place is to visit the clinic in person or have someone you trust do it for you. The moment you walk into the place you’ll know whether it is right for you or not.

Consider all the points mentioned in this article when choosing a cosmetic dentist for veneers, whitening and more. A good cosmetic dentist will have plenty of experience providing these treatments to patients, they’ll also have advanced training which is different to your average dentist. If you are going abroad to have work done, do lots of research on each potential clinic.

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