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Tips for Finding a Cosmetic Dentistry Expert

by | Feb 20, 2020

Finding the right cosmetic dentistry professional in Raleigh, NC isn’t always easy. While there may be many choices, it can be hard to tell who is the most reputable and who offers the best service for their patients. Just knowing where to start when looking for a professional can help you find someone who will make you happy with your service.

Find The Cosmetic Dentists In Your Area

Start your search, like so many other searches, in a trusted search engine like Google. Searching for “cosmetic dentistry expert near me” should bring up a range of choices in your general location. To explore your options, click around on the different websites that come up. Compare websites of cosmetic dentistry experts in your area. You should be able to tell whether a dentist’s values align with your own just by scanning their website. Look for a dentist whose website is genuinely helpful, offering a range of articles and information about different cosmetic dentistry services.

  • Read their blog. Most dentists post information on blogs. Read through the most recent articles to see if the dentist offers helpful information. Be wary of dentists who seem more interested in advertising themselves than helping their patients.
  • Read the services pages. Most dentists will post their services on their website, and will provide helpful information about their services on those pages. Pictures, descriptions and in-depth explanations help patients understand procedures better.
  • Take notice of the overall effectiveness and functionality of the website. Ideally, the dentist you choose will offer a thorough, communicative, professional website.

Do Some Research

Ideally, the dentist you choose will have at least seven or more years experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Most dentists will offer this information on their “about” or “meet our team” page. If they don’t, you can ask them about their experience when you call.

Read reviews on Facebook and Google about each practice you’re considering. Reviews can be very helpful or misleading. Watch for patterns in the reviews. Customers who regularly complain about a dentist with long wait times are probably not exaggerating the problem. If a problem is only mentioned once and most other reviews are positive, take the complaint review with a grain of salt.

After reading several satisfactory reviews, submit an inquiry and ask a few questions of your top candidates. Schedule an initial consultation with your top dentist choice. This initial consultation is a good way for you to get a feel for the dentist’s practice and overall professional style. Take note of the entire experience. Is it difficult to get an initial consultation? How are the dentist’s manners? Do you feel comfortable talking to the dentist about your concerns? How does the dentist explain procedures? Have a list of questions to ask the dentist, such as:

  • What procedures does the dentist recommend, and are there any alternatives?
  • What are the potential side effects or risks of the procedure?
  • What is the cost?
  • What are the dentist’s accreditations?

During your initial consultation, an experienced professional will be able to show you a portfolio of their work. This will help you decide for yourself which procedures would help you achieve your dental goals. While you talk to the dentist and their staff, try to establish a connection. Analyze the flow of communication. Your dentist should understand your priorities to help you achieve those goals.

Schedule a Follow-Up Visit

After meeting with the dental professional of your choice, as long as the meeting goes well, schedule a follow-up visit. Many procedures take time, and multiple visits. Find out from the dentist what to expect from your follow-up visit, and how many visits you can anticipate in the future. Your dentist should be able to give you a clear understanding of the work that is to come.

Get to work on your best smile. If you live in Raleigh, NC, the dentists at Triangle Dentistry would be happy to talk to you about our services. Contact us today to get started with your initial consultation and to receive a new patient gift. We’ll be happy to help.


Triangle Dentistry, located in Raleigh, NC, provides a state-of-the-art facility that offers exceptional general dental and specialty services guided by empathy of a patient’s needs and desires. Services range from dental crowns to veneers and whitening procedures. For further information, questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at (919) 747-3608.