We are happy to offer second opinions.
Treatment plans should be tailored to your smile goals.
Why Is a Second Opinion Important?
You should consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified cosmetic dentist when:
- You feel that your dentist is not qualified to treat your dental challenge.
- Your dentist claims to be a cosmetic dentist, but does not have the credentials and experience to support it.
- You are concerned about the cost, and want to make sure the work will be worth the investment.
- You are unsure if the recommended treatment is necessary, or if it will or fix the initial concern.
The Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion for Cosmetic Dental Work
Dentists have varying experience and education; therefore, each dentist has a unique perspective. Multiple perspectives can help you make an informed decision about which treatment is going to best fit your needs. Additionally, different dental offices use different materials, labs, or technology. It is important to not only understand the procedure, but also the quality of the work you will be receiving.
Where to Go and What You Should Ask
Do online research. There are several ways you can find the right dentist to assess your problem. For cosmetic concerns:Make sure the cosmetic dentist of your choice is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (not just a member). Be wary of dentists who are not accredited by any board except the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as designation by other organizations may mean little when considering cosmetic dentistry.
Access the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry website to verify accreditation status on a cosmetic dentist, or to find a cosmetic dentist near you.
Weighing Your Dental Treatment Options
The most important thing is to avoid making any major decisions about your dental health until you are comfortable with the care and information you have received. Treatment plans won’t be the same for each person. They should be tailored to your smile goals. We are happy to offer second opinions.
Schedule a visit with us so we can answer your questions, explain procedures, and help you determine what treatment will best suit your needs. Complete the form below, and one of our treatment consultants will contact you shortly.