Advice on Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist Near You By Ann R. Sielicki, DDS on June 14, 2023

Patient smiling and speaking with a dentist during a dental checkupAre you looking for cosmetic dentistry treatment in Scottsdale, AZ? If you’ve Googled that phrase, you’re probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of dentists practicing in Maricopa County. You may even be lost trying to find the dental health specialist who’s right for you.

That’s where we come in with some helpful advice.

Here are six things to look for when picking a cosmetic dentist in your area. These tips and pointers should help narrow your search for the right dentist, and help you really pick the dental practice that offers the services you need.

1. Find Out What Treatments a Dentist Offers

Make sure you know what services are offered at a given practice so you get the cosmetic treatment you need.

Not all dental offices provide the same services. If you have discolored teeth, you’ll want to bleach stains with teeth whitening to achieve a white smile. Some practices may only offer take-home kits rather than fast and powerful in-office treatment.

2. Research the Dentist’s Training and Credentials

No two dentists are quite the same. Some dentists have better training and qualifications to perform the procedures you need.

It’s best to check out the dentist’s education, years of experience, professional memberships, and any mention of continuing education in their field. This will give you an idea of a dentist’s commitment to their patients and their ongoing growth in their profession.

3. Browse Dental Patient Before and After Photos

While on a dentist’s website, check out any before and after photos of actual patients. Are there dramatic differences? Do you find the visual evidence of their work compelling?

Before and after pics will help you gauge the quality of a dentist’s work. It could also give you an idea of the versatility and effectiveness of veneers and other potential treatments.

4. Read Reviews and Testimonials from Patients

Reviews and testimonials will give you a great understanding of what a cosmetic dentist is really like and how connected they are to the people of Scottsdale. Find reviews from trusted sources, and note whether patients seem enthusiastic about the dental work they got.

Video reviews or testimonials can be really compelling, so keep an eye out for those.

5. Learn What Technology the Dental Practice Uses

A dental practice at the cutting edge of the field will often be best equipped to meet your needs. These practices will offer popular treatments such as Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth, as well as more advanced procedures for unique dental care needs.

In addition to the advanced services offered, state-of-the-art practices will also use the latest diagnostic and planning tools to enhance patient safety. There may also be unique equipment available to minimize pain and anxiety.

6. Look at the Dental Office’s Social Media Channels

Some dental practices will have a presence on social media, like Instagram or YouTube. This is where you may be able to get to know a dentist better.

Some practices have additional before and after images on social media, as well as explainers on how dental implants help replace missing teeth and other topics that may be relevant to your oral health needs.

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Stop by for a Visit

You have plenty of options for dentists in this part of Arizona, but I want you to know that you are always welcome at my dental care practice in Scottsdale, AZ.

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist you can trust, stop by my office for a visit. We can go over your aesthetic goals and we can discuss what treatment or treatments might be right for you. Please contact us for a consultation today.

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Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Dr. Ann Sielicki is a dentist who is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

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