What to Look for when Choosing a Cosmetic Dental Practice

There is one thing that holds true no matter the country you live in; a fear of dentists, no matter their type, is deep within the majority of us, and there seems to be very little we can do about it. The mere thought of a masked individual sticking their hands in our mouths, with or without the high-pitched, spinning sound of a drill, is enough to make even the most courageous among us as squeamish as a baby. So the attempt to search for a cosmetic dentist, even with the striking outcome we know awaits us, can be more dreary than looking for any other type of doctor.

Knowing what you should be looking for in a cosmetic dental practice will greatly assist in this pain-staking process. Aim to look for your most needed traits and attributes first in a prioritized order.

For instance, if you are deathly afraid of the dentist chair, be sure that your cosmetic dentist offers relaxation options for you, other than full anesthesia. Many dental offices now offer DVD’s for your viewing pleasure, CD’s for you to listen to, as well as many other options like aromatherapy, each set to relax you in the most comfortable way possible.

Of course, safety is on the minds of everyone, as well as the use of the most up-to-date technology available. Less invasive options for the latest in dental procedures is a win-win situation for everyone involved in the cosmetic dental industry.

And you mustn’t forget about the range of services offered within one cosmetic dental practice. Make sure that you are able to have a consultation describing exactly what you would like to/need to have done while being accommodated by the same practice. If you are in need of porcelain veneers and dental implants, be sure that they are both offered.

What about options? Wouldn’t you like to have a few which you have the ability to choose from? Differing options will most definitely mean differing costs, and since you are the one paying the charges, you shouldn’t have to be limited to just one choice.

Any cosmetic dental practice that does not have a list of prices at your disposal at any given time can leave the door wide open for a bunch of pricey surprises when the work has been finished. “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” is not an excuse within this growing industry, and you really shouldn’t have to ask for it.

As for the location of the practice, as long as you can find it or know where it is already, it’s really not a major concern. Sometimes a bit of privacy doesn’t hurt, especially if it’s something as important as creating a new, winning smile.

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2017-03-10T12:16:51-04:00Cosmetic Dentistry|

About the Author:

Dr. Zazzaro was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 74th Annual Convention in San Francisco on October 24’th, 2004. This honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service, presented Dr. Zazzaro a membership plaque and gold key symbolic of this Fellowship for conspicuous service rendered to the art and science of dentistry. The college, with representation in more than 80 countries, has approximately 10,000 members, including over 5,800 in the U.S. Dr Zazzaro has been busy servicing the community as well. He has been the president of the City Of Waterbury Board of Health. As well as, the president of Staywell Health Center board, (which supplies medical and dental care to those in need in the Waterbury area.) He also initiated the “Give Kids a Smile” program in Waterbury, and has also served as President of the University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board. Dr. Z. is currently active on board of directors of the Southbury Business Association and the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Southbury Economic Development Commission. Dr. Zazzaro is an associate professor at the UCONN Dental School and a host in the mentoring program for its students. He was recently quoted in an edition of the Voices Newspaper concerning the positive effect of good oral health. “It’s very rewarding work. We are changing people’s lives one smile at a time.”