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What Should You Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?

June 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ben Tindal @ 3:37 pm

Woman after seeing cosmetic dentistAre you looking for someone to help you achieve your smile goals? You shouldn’t let just anyone attempt to improve your teeth. There are several different things you want to look for when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist. Read on to learn some tips to help you decide who the right dentist is for the job.


When choosing someone to work on something as important as your smile, you need to look for a well experienced cosmetic dentist. He or she will have taken post-graduate courses in cosmetic dental procedures. Don’t be shy when asking about the skills that a dentist has. You should be able to see visual, photo evidence of their past works. If you’re happy with what you see, you may be on your way to find a dentist who knows what they’re doing.

Thorough Consultation

You will want a dentist who can explain thoroughly, exactly what you should expect. Having a good cosmetic dentist means having someone who can help you make the best possible decisions for your individual body. You should understand any potential risks and should not be pressured into anything you don’t want to do.

Time and Location

It’s important to consider how far away the cosmetic dentist is and how long the entire process will take. Do they have flexible hours? How will this fit into your schedule? Certain treatments can take multiple appointments so you will need to plan carefully.


Finding a dentist with modern, advanced technology is important. You want to make sure that you’re in good hands. If you find that dental visits cause you anxiety, keep an eye out for someone who provide sedation dentistry. You should be comfortable no matter what treatment you’re receiving.

Professional Associations

Look for someone who takes cosmetic dentistry very seriously. A sign of this is when they have a membership in a related professional organization.


Most of the time, cosmetic procedures are not included in insurance plans. Look for an office that can work out an affordable financing plan for you. You don’t want to be stuck with a huge bill. You can find someone who can help you achieve your dream smile without threatening your financial situation.

When you’re looking to optimize your smile, you need the right doctor to do the job. By considering these factors, you will be able to confidently show off your smile in no time!

About the Author

Dr. Ben Tindal is a prosthodontist serving the Sarasota area. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida. He has active memberships in numerous professional organizations including the American College of Prosthodontics and the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Tindal offers sedation dentistry to help his patients feel relaxed during their treatments. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (941) 225-2520.