Tips For Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Vancouver
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and is a big part of making a great first impression. If you’re unhappy with imperfections in your teeth such as chips, cracks or discolouration, cosmetic dentistry will be able to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. There is no judgement here at Peak Dental Arts and we take pride in listening to our patient’s goals while taking into consideration their budget for improving their smile. In addition to common cosmetic dental procedures, we’ve listed a few ways to help you find a great cosmetic dentist in North Vancouver or in your neighbourhood.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry generally refers to any dental work aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and/or bite. The focus of dental aesthetics usually involves colour, position, size, and shape of your teeth. Cosmetic dental work is usually done with porcelain or composite materials that closely resemble the natural appearance of teeth. Over the years, cosmetic dentistry has evolved to cover new procedures and materials and the Doctors at Peak Dental Arts have stayed on the bleeding edge of these techniques.
What are common cosmetic dental procedures?
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Straightening of teeth using Invisalign
Often times, a combination of the above procedures is needed to get the best results.
What to look for in a cosmetic dentist:
If you don’t already have a dentist that can help you achieve the smile you deserve, it can be difficult to find an experienced cosmetic dentist that you trust and feel comfortable with. We’ve listed a few ways to help you find a great cosmetic dentist.
Look at patient testimonials and read online reviews: Patient reviews and testimonials can give you some insight into the level of service you can expect from a dental practice. While these online reviews often don’t give you the full story, it can give you details into previous patient experiences and allow you to compare different dental offices. Be sure to look at many different websites including Google, Yelp, Facebook and Ratemds. (perhaps these words should be links to all of our reviews for these given sites)
Look at social media: Alright, we all know social media is the highlight reel of our lives and/or businesses but it’s still an awesome place to get a feel for the office, E-meet some of the staff and look at before and afters. Take a look at our Instagram: @PeakDentalArts. Also, Dr. Omar Virani shares a lot of his work on his personal Instagram: @DrVirani.
Get a referral: Ask your general dentist for a referral if they don’t offer the cosmetic procedures that you want. Most dentists have a network of trusted colleagues who deliver great service.
Check the services offered: While most general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry, not all cosmetic dentists are able to perform restorative treatments along with cosmetic treatments at an exceptional level. Browse through the websites of cosmetic dentists in your area to see if they are able to perform your desired procedures.
Speak to the dentist: Many dentists are willing to schedule a consultation in-person or over the phone. Once you get a hold of your potential new dentist here are a few questions you can ask them regarding cosmetics:
- How many times do you perform this cosmetic dental procedure each year?
- Can I see some of your recent before and after cases with this procedure?
- Which technologies do you use that will give me an idea of what I’ll look like after treatment?
- How much cosmetic dental training did you do after dental school?
We take immense pride in the quality of cosmetic dentistry that we provide here at Peak Dental Arts. If you’re looking for cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers, bonding, whitening, Invisalign, and more, book your appointment with us in North Vancouver today!