Quality Vs. Price: Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Krysta Sellers showing a patient a photo of their smile on a big screen

A less-than-perfect smile can short-circuit our self-confidence and put a damper on our social life.

You may be looking into different dental cosmetic procedures to correct imperfections and give you something to smile about.

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist comes down to two main factors: quality vs. price.

How do you select a practitioner when considering your budget?

Fortunately, with Aesthetic Dental CenterThis link leads to Home page, you don’t have to choose.

6 steps to choosing the right provider

Your smile is front and center in everyday interactions, so wanting the highest results and a positive experience is natural. Take your time to research options while keeping a few considerations in mind, including the following:

Realize the extent of your options

Cosmetic dentistryThis link leads to Cosmetic dentistry page procedures can address both structural and aesthetic dental issues, altering your smile and correcting the following:

  • Small gaps
  • Staining
  • Chips
  • Fractures
  • Other aesthetic dental issues

The treatments can help you achieve a healthier smile you can show off in pictures and in person.

With so much riding on the outcome, you want a practitioner you can trust to get the job done right and give you amazing results.

Therefore, you should narrow down your options to focus on the treatment(s) you want, and that fixes your specific issues.

Patients of Aesthetic Dental Bismarck posing together for a photo


Conduct thorough research

Once you have a few names, the next step in choosing a cosmetic dentist is to look at the educational background and experience of each.

See if the practitioner has any professional memberships or specialized training.

Look through before and after photos

Look at before and after photos of actual patients and their treatments, preferably ones who underwent the same procedure you want.

Often, a practitioner will have a portfolio available online. If not, they should have one to show you in person.

Rely on referrals

Even if a practitioner has a solid educational background and some experience, that doesn’t necessarily equate to an outstanding dentist.

You’ll want to take time to look at testimonials from previous patients. Often, the dentist will have some of these on their website.

Request referrals from the practitioner if you don’t see any or want more.

When you receive referral information, ask them what they enjoyed most about the dentist and their experience. Inquire about any negative aspects as well.

Talk to them about their outcome and how comfortable they were throughout the procedure and with the dentist.

Request a consultation

Dr. Krysta SellersThis link leads to Doctor’s page encourages you to schedule a consultation, allowing you to get a firsthand glimpse at the practice and staff.

You’ll see if the atmosphere, the dentist’s chairside manner and personality, and the team’s overall demeanor meet your expectations.

The consultation is also an excellent time to ask questions and express concerns.

Evaluate the cost

Particularly if you’re on a budget, finances will play a role in your decision, including the dentist you choose and the treatment(s) you receive.

You don’t want to choose the cheapest option because you might not receive the desired high-level results. You could then find yourself spending more money to correct mistakes.

Sometimes, considering your budget, it might be better to play the long game and set aside some savings to achieve the results you desire.

Avoid making a hasty decision

The desire to want a better smile and want it now is understandable. What we don’t want you to do is choose the first name that appears on the search engine results.

Or,  choose the cheapest without taking anything else into account.

Rushing into a choice could cost you money and frustration and leave you with less-than-stellar results.

Take your time and do your homework when choosing the right cosmetic dentist.

You’ll thank yourself when you find “the one,” meaning a dentist who’ll provide top-notch results within your budget.

A final thought

By researching the right cosmetic dentist and considering your financial situation, you can make the best possible choice for you.

The internet makes the selection process slightly less stressful because you can easily see and compare your options.

When you spend time researching, you’ll be more likely to receive your desired results.

Get in touch with us by phone, or use our scheduling tool to book your consultation.

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Aesthetic Dental Center is in Bismarck, ND, and surrounding areas.

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