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You want to talk to several dentists before making a decision about your Boston cosmetic dentist. Many cosmetic dentists offer free consultations but don’t skip a dentist who charges for an appointment. Their time is valuable, and the best cosmetic dentists have the most demand for it. Many cosmetic dentists will credit your initial consultation toward any treatment, too.
During a consultation, ask a dentist how much of their practice is cosmetic. Just because a dentist advertises cosmetic dentistry, it doesn’t mean they have a lot of cosmetic patients.
In addition, you should ask to see before-and-after photos. Sure, you looked at some online, but dentists often have more recent ones in their office that haven’t made it on the website yet. In addition, the dentist might give you a narrative description of what they did in each case and why. They might even compare the pictures to your smile, giving you a better idea of what treatment they propose for you.
Finally, ask if you can speak to previous patients. Many cosmetic dentistry patients value their privacy. However, it’s a red flag if a dentist doesn’t have a single patient who’s prepared to talk about their work, especially if they claim to do a lot of cosmetic dentistry.