I’d like to give you 3 tips to finding a Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands:
What kind of training and experience does she have? To become a Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands, a dentist must educate himself after dental school training. Dental schools expose students to all aspects of dentistry. It is up to the dentist in Redlands to hone her skills and take it to the next level after she has graduated. There are many avenues to pursue this training. With the the internet, DVD’s and onsite training, a dentist who is dedicated can expose herself to some of the finest training and instructors in the world. That being said, the best way to become a Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands is to actually do cosmetic dentistry, in other words experience is the best teacher. Sure other people’s experience through continuing education will shorten the learning curve, but there is no substitute for actual in the mouth experience. I’ve been a Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands area for over 10 years now. I’ve seen a lot of different cases, new materials that come and go. I know my limitations. I know what works and doesn’t work. My work is predictable and lasts.
Tip #2: What options are available to me? As the old saying goes, ‘there’s more than one way to skin a cat.’ Typically when people think of a Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands they think of porcelain veneers and crowns.Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded (attached) to the outside of a tooth to correct color discrepancies, change the shape of teeth, or to close unsightly gaps. These are fabricated in a laboratory and are relatively expensive. They are the Mercedes Benz of cosmetic dentistry. Did you know that there are other options available to the patient that can sometimes achieve a good result without breaking the bank? Ask your Cosmetic Dentist Redlands about any other options that might be available.
Tip #3: Who does the lab work? The majority of a Cosmetic Dentists in Redlands work (porcelain veneers and crowns) is not fabricated in the Cosmetic Dentists Redlands’ office. The trend for outsourcing is allowing for dentists to get their porcelain work cheaper, but not as high quality. Many dentists are starting to send their work to China and many national dental labs are outsourcing to the Philippines or Puerto Rico. In fact some dentists don’t even know their dental lab work is being outsourced. So it’s important to ask the dentist about the lab work and where it is being fabricated.
So if you’re looking for an experienced Cosmetic Dentist in Redlands who’s been serving the community for many years, who’s versed in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and who’s lab work is done locally and even now in-house, call our office today for a complimentary consultation at 909-793-6700. I’m looking forward to personally meeting you and getting to know your dental needs.