How Should I Choose A Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

Knowing which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you can be a daunting process. Here are 3 tips to help you choose.

Choosing the right cosmetic dental treatment for you can be a tricky task, especially if you don’t know what to look for.

Dentists@Labrador have put together this article to help patients understand what to look for when choosing the right cosmetic treatment and cosmetic dentist.

Choosing The Right Dentist

Choosing the right dentist is the first step and one of the most important parts of pursuing a cosmetic treatment for your smile.

Proof Of Education

It’s important to ensure the dentist you’re considering for cosmetic dentistry has completed continuing education and he or she is up to date with the latest cosmetic dentistry technologies and techniques.

To practise as a qualified dentist in Australia, your dentist must have completed an accredited university degree in dentistry, be registered on the Dental Board of Australia and meet the standards for registration every year.

When searching for a suitable dentist, you may see ‘Bachelor of Science (Dentistry)’ or ‘Doctor of Dental Medicine’ in their credentials. This means that your dentist has served a minimum of 4-7 years studying prior to becoming a qualified dentist.

Before & After Photos

On your selected dentist’s website or social media, you may see before and after pictures. Many dentists choose to display their work publicly, whereas others may choose to only disclose results achieved during a consultation.

Ensure that these images are not doctored or altered in any way to impinge the results.

Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments

There are a variety of different cosmetic dental procedures out there that can help improve the aesthetics of your smile. The treatments listed below are the most popular cosmetic treatments at Dentists@Labrador.

Other popular transformational treatments of ours include Invisalign (clear aligners) and dental implants (used to replace a missing tooth).

Do I need cosmetic dentistry?

If you’re unsure about whether you should undergo a cosmetic dental treatment or not, you may want to book a consultation; as we say, it always starts with a consult! During your initial consultation, your dentist will be able to guide you in the right direction and advise you on whether the treatment will be suitable for your case or not.

If you’re finding your dentist is being pushy or forceful regarding your treatment of interest or is demanding a mass amount of money upfront, you may want to reconsider your chosen dentist.

If you’re unsure of what questions to ask during your consultation, here are some common questions patients ask which can be helpful during the decision-making process.

  • What might the final result look like?
  • What should I expect during the treatment?
  • What type of maintenance will I need to complete post-treatment?

Cosmetic Dentist in Labrador

If you’re looking for affordable, luxury cosmetic dental treatments in preparation for an upcoming event, come see Dentists@Labrador. Conveniently located on McMillan Street in Labrador, our dentists are fully trained and qualified in all facets of dentistry and look forward to welcoming new smiles into our practice.

If you’re looking for an affordable smile makeover, get in touch with our team online or by calling us today on 07 5563 1201.