3 Must-ask Questions Before Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Canberra

Interested in getting cosmetic dentistry in ACT?

a patient getting treated by a Cosmetic Dentist in CanberraLooking to get help from a cosmetic dentist in Canberra? How would you know if you’ve got a good one? It’s not as simple as you might think and it doesn’t help that cosmetic dentistry in ACT isn’t actually recognised as a specialised field of practice. This means that there aren’t any regulations specific to that of a practising cosmetic  dentist. Any regular dentist can actually pose as one (and make more money in the process) without necessarily breaking any law. Hence its up to us to discern the latter!

Now a cosmetic dentist possess all the training and education required to become a dentist. One thing that most people don’t realise though is that the same isn’t true the other way around. To truly deserve the title, a cosmetic dentist needs to specialise on the matter and acquire additional years of training to safely perform more complicated procedures such as invisalign treatments, veneers and tooth reshaping/re-contouring just to mention a few. You’ve got to ask the right questions if only to ensure that your cosmetic dentist in Canberra truly fits the bill. Let’s get right to it!

Questions that you need to ask your cosmetic dentist in Canberra

How experienced are you?

Now while it might seem rude to ask this question, most cosmetic dentists take great pride in their achievements and will happily tell you about their past achievements. You can expect a reputable cosmetic dentist to offer you proof of their qualifications along with all the references you need.

Take the time to review records of cosmetic dental procedures they’ve done in the past like tooth whitening, invisible braces, coloured tooth fillings, dental implants and many more. If you like what you see then you are less likely to be disappointed with the results. Of course don’t just stop at “before and after photos”; you’d want to learn about their expertise and whether it fits in with you needs. After all, you wouldn’t want to get veneers from a cosmetic dentist who has only done the procedure a few times now wouldn’t you?

When and where did you get your education and training?

Yet another question that might seem rude but reputable cosmetic dentists often take great pride in answering. Just like any profession,  additional training and mentorship can significantly influence one’s skills as a cosmetic dentist. Ideally you’d want to opt for someone who has graduated from a prestigious dental school and the experts whom they’ve obtained their training from. Follow up on their certifications if only to verify that its genuine and that he or she actually has provider status for the kind of cosmetic dental operation that you need. This certifies that your cosmetic dentist has been widely recognised by their peers as one of the few cosmetic dental professionals in the country that is truly capable of addressing your concerns.

What are your dentist fees?

Let’s get one thing out of the way; you can expect cosmetic dentists to charge much higher dentist fees than their counterparts in the general practice. Having seen a clear picture of what separates cosmetic dentists from general dentistry, surely you’d agree that the cost is well worth it?

Now that said not too many cosmetic dentists out there would expect you to pay for the cost of the treatment upfront. You can arrange for flexible payment terms and spread out the costs over a set number of months to prevent a strain on your finances.

Looking to get started? Armed with these questions, you are more than likely to achieve the results you need. Call Super Smile today on 1300 767 553 and arrange a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Canberra!


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