Las Vegas Dentist Offers Tips On How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist
Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Joseph Willardsen, DDS, describes things to look for when trying to find the best cosmetic dentist for one’s unique needs and goals.
Las Vegas, NV – General and preventive dental care is necessary for individuals of virtually all ages to ensure they are maintaining healthy teeth and gums, which in turn can have a positive impact on overall health. With that in mind, dental care that is more focused on the cosmetic appearance of one’s smile seems to be gaining in popularity. Joseph G. Willardsen, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, says aesthetic dentistry can be transformational in many cases, correcting common concerns such as chips, gaps, discoloration, missing teeth, excessive gum tissue, and many other conditions with exceptional results. When searching for the best cosmetic dentist for one’s individual needs, Dr. Willardsen explains that patients should understand that the skills and experience of the prospective dentist are just as important as the treatments under consideration.
With so many options available, Dr. Willardsen has some tips on how individuals can narrow down their choices and select a dentist who has the ability to truly help them achieve their goals:
Evaluate Education, Training, Experience: Dr. Willardsen says the background of a prospective cosmetic dentist is a very important thing to consider. Extensively educated and experienced cosmetic dentists typically undergo additional training focused on aesthetics after they have earned their dental degree. Making sure the dentist has a long history of performing treatments like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, full smile makeovers, or other options being considered can add to the chances of success. Dr. Willardsen also notes that a dentist’s biography (often available on the practice’s website) can offer helpful information such as their educational history, notes about specialty training, honors, and awards, and other details that can provide patients with a good idea of their level of skill and experience.
View Testimonials, Reviews, and Before-and-After Photos: Dr. Willardsen adds that it can be very helpful for those in the process of choosing a cosmetic dentist to peruse testimonials and reviews of the dentist to learn about other patients’ experiences with the practice. This can often give individuals a general impression of the dentist and their record of successful results. This can also be true of “Smile Galleries,” which are frequently available on the practice’s website. If not, patients may want to ask the practice directly if they have any available for viewing. By looking through before-and-after photos featuring previous or current patients, prospective patients can evaluate the work a doctor is capable of and determine if it meets their expectations.
Meet the Dentist in Person: After doing some thorough research and narrowing the selection down, Dr. Willardsen says it’s a good time for individuals to schedule a consultation with the dentist and evaluate their rapport. Determining whether a trustful, communicative, and collaborative partnership with the dentist is possible can reduce anxiety surrounding treatment. Dr. Willardsen explains that patients should feel confident in their dentist’s skills and abilities while also feeling safe and comfortable in their care. They should also feel certain that the dentist is being honest and forthright with them at all times, and should never be hesitant to ask questions.
Dr. Willardsen reiterates that remaining patient and thorough while going through the process of selecting the best cosmetic dentist for one’s needs and goals can ultimately increase the chances of successful procedures. He says patients should always feel that their prospective dentist has their best interests at heart, and is committed to providing the highest quality of care as they embark upon the journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile.
About Joseph G. Willardsen, DDS
Dr. Joseph Willardsen is the head of True Dentistry in Las Vegas. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Association, and other major dental organizations. After earning his dental degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California, Dr. Willardsen continued his education with specialty training at the renowned Las Vegas Institute. In addition to his leadership of True Dentistry, Dr. Willardsen has served for many years as the Miss Nevada USA pageant’s official cosmetic and reconstructive dentist. Dr. Willardsen is available for interview upon request.
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