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Just about everyone has something that they’d like to fix about their smile, whether it’s chips, cracks, or discoloration. Fortunately, modern dentistry is incredibly advanced, meaning that a good cosmetic dentist can help you with just about any problem you might have.

However, cosmetic dentistry involves quite a few techniques that may not be familiar to you if you’ve mostly gotten restorative treatment in the past. It may even be a challenge to find someone whom you can trust to perform these treatments. If you want to know how you can find a cosmetic dentist, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.

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What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?

A cosmetic dentist isn’t a formal designation in itself; it’s usually a title dentists adopt for themselves, and that they use to advertise their practice. It conveys a level of comfort with performing cosmetic treatment that some dentists may not necessarily have. They may also have access to more sophisticated dental technology and cutting-edge cosmetic techniques than a general dentist.

If you have a dentist you like, you might be able to ask them to help you with a cosmetic issue, but you may not get the same level of results that you’d get from someone who makes these treatments a core feature of their practice.

How Do I Know Someone Is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Again, most cosmetic dentists will advertise themselves as such; you can find it listed proudly on their website, or even on the storefront of their practice.

If you go to a dentist’s website, they’ll also list their credentials, including any advanced training that they’ve undergone. A cosmetic dentist may be a member of organizations or study groups dedicated to this field.

What Is a Cosmetic Dentist Capable Of?

If you find a good cosmetic dentist, they can help you with a wide variety of aesthetic issues. For example, if you need a brighter smile, professional teeth whitening treatment can give you one within just a single appointment. If your problems are a little more complicated, you can use direct bonding or veneers to patch or repair a wide variety of issues.

If you’re able to find someone who knows what they’re doing, you can speak with an experienced professional about which treatment is best for you.

About Our Practice

If you’ve been having a hard time finding a dentist’s office that can make you feel at home, we’re happy to welcome you to the office of Mark Gray. D.D.S. Dr. Gray has Advanced Education in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Hornbrook Group, which means that he’s confident in his ability to help his patients get a smile they can be proud of.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at  281-493-9395.