How To Choose a Dentist
As seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, dentistry has changed dramatically in the past decade. And most often, it is the Smile Makeover that makes the greatest difference in ones appearance.
Dr. Saeid Mohtashami of All Bright Dental on Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, explained, Today’s technology for materials and procedures has improved significantly. New materials like stronger porcelains and resins allow us to restore teeth without having to use metals. The benefit of these advances is that we now have materials and skills to create the most natural looking smiles that dentistry has ever been able to provide.”
He continued, “Many times these complete Smile Makeovers can be completed in just two visits! Truly, stained teeth can be whitened, crooked teeth straightened, broken and chipped teeth repaired and missing teeth replaced. What used to take years is now done in just a few visits: with amazing quality.”
These types of procedures can be performed by a highly trained cosmetic dentist. Of course most dentists are concerned with the cosmetic appearance of their work. However, a cosmetic dentist can have extensive training. It is the client’s responsibility to research a doctor’s credentials, materials and referrals.
Start by ensuring that whoever is doing your treatment has specific training in aesthetic dentistry either at the university level or through continued education courses. Your dentist should continue his or her esthetics education every year.
Once you find a dentist who interests you, make an appointment for a consultation. While there, look at the dentists teeth, look at the staff’s teeth; have they had the procedures they are recommending for you done for themselves, if so ask who did it? Is it the quality you are looking for? Also, ask to see the photo album of the dentist’s own ‘before’ and ‘after’ cases. Be sure that it contains only the work they have done and are not stock photography or simulations.
During the records appointment, the dentist should personally do a comprehensive examination of your teeth. He or she should view x-rays, discuss any discomfort you may be experiencing and ask you pertinent questions about what you would like to change about your smile or bite. They should then give you several treatment options to enhance or repair your smile.
Ask what laboratory ceramist and materials the dentist uses to make veneers. Laboratories and material can also be researched. Your dentist should have no problem helping you to get personal validation that they use an excellent lab and materials.
Dr. Mohtashami continues his quest for the latest in cosmetic dentistry knowledge at the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. The institute trains dentists from all over the world in the art and science of aesthetic dentistry. The team at All Bright Dental makes the consultation fun. They are excited about the work they do and are happy to show you countless incredible before and after photos of their clients. Dr. Mohtashami demands excellence. This requires the most experienced and talented laboratory utilizing the best materials available today. He won’t settle for less. After all, it’s your smile we’re talking about. It has to be durable and look great!