With more people than ever before aiming to change their smiles through cosmetic dental care, there have also been reports of cosmetic dental care going very wrong. This is usually when it occurs overseas and when it is less regulated than it would be in the UK, Australia or America. As you may have guessed, this is usually done to save a little bit of money on dental bills.
Like most things, with cosmetic dental care, you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist Bondi Junction, then you need to know not only what to look for, but also which questions to ask and other things that need to be checked before agreeing to turn your smile over to this person to work their magic.
So, with that in mind, in this article, you will be introduced to some of the questions and things that you will need to check when choosing cosmetic dental care, to ensure that you are left with a smile you are happy with, and not one that will require more extensive work.
Are they experienced in cosmetic care?
Most dental professionals will state that they are experienced in some areas of cosmetic care but if you have gaps in your smile, for example, is this cosmetic professional experienced with fitting dental implants? The best way to check this correctly is to ask to see their portfolio of work, which they may have in their surgery or may be available online.
Have they got good reviews?
While it can be hard to trust reviews that you have read online, it is worth noting that for the majority of dental care reviews, you will likely be dealing with reviews of real patients. While it can be tempting to read the reviews on the dental team’s website, it is worth going to an independent source like Google to check the reviews, as many surgery sites only put their best reviews on the main page.
Do they make you feel at ease?
Next, on to the initial consultation. Does the surgery itself feel professional and modern? Is it clean? Do they present themselves professionally? Are they willing to answer the questions that you ask them or do they seem to be rushing you? Follow your gut instinct and do not be swayed from it. If this person does not make you feel comfortable, then it is highly likely that they will not be suitable for your cosmetic care.
Are they answering your questions correctly?
Of course, they are the professionals and you are the patient, so it can be hard to know if they’re answering your questions correctly or not. But take note of their tone, their facial expression and their body language. Do they genuinely seem to know a lot about dental veneers for instance, or do they seem to be skirting the questions?
Do you leave their surgery in discomfort?
Some cosmetic dental procedures will entail a little bit of discomfort, such as dental implants or dental whitening. But if you leave the surgery in excruciating discomfort, this can be a sign that the dental team were not listening to you, or they did not take your welfare seriously. So at this stage, you should move on to another cosmetic dental team.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.