How to find the right cosmetic dentist for enhancing your smile

Written by Method Pro

Whether you want to address a chipped or broken tooth or wish to discuss the benefits of professional teeth whitening, the team at Torrey Hills Dental in San Diego, CA can assist. Drs. James and Brian Tasto are cosmetic dentists in Carmel Valley who provide a wide range of ways for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles. But why is it important to choose the right cosmetic dentist? What are the consequences of selecting the wrong dentist for enhancing your smile? What types of services should a cosmetic dentist offer? At Torrey Hill Dental, we can help!

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Our dentists describe cosmetic dentistry as a field of dentistry with a focus on aesthetics. Certain procedures are done for restorative purposes only, such as dental implants or dental crowns, but patients should also still consider the aesthetics of these treatments. For example, instead of having a metal crown placed over a tooth that is highly noticeable and detracts from the beauty of the smile, porcelain crowns may be preferred. Making choices in dental materials that match the natural tooth enamel can not only repair the smile but do so in a way that looks as attractive as possible! In cosmetic dentistry, porcelain is commonly used for restorations due to how easily it mimics the appearance of dental enamel. Porcelain materials are also strong and stain-resistant, providing years of repair.

How do I find the right cosmetic dentist?

Choosing a cosmetic dentist with the experience needed to improve the smile is critical when it comes to the smile’s appearance. Drs. James and Brian Tasto have years of combined experience in providing aesthetic dental work for patients. Patients should know what they want to achieve with the help of a cosmetic dentist, research the choices available in their community, and schedule an initial consultation appointment to meet with the dental team before committing to specific procedures. This first appointment will help individuals determine if the cosmetic dentist they have chosen is suitable for their needs. Patients are also advised to ask friends and family for referrals to cosmetic dentists and ask for photos of past patients to show the before and after results.

What are the consequences of selecting the wrong dentist?

Choosing a dental provider that specifically caters to the cosmetic field of dentistry is critical to ensure that you get the service you need. Cosmetic dentistry has a strict focus on appearance, and a dentist who does not have the experience providing cosmetic work may not leave behind natural, beautiful results. This can sometimes result in more expense having another dental provider fix the changes made and recreate the patient’s dream smile. This can require time and money!

How do I know if I have chosen the right dentist for my family and me?

The best way to learn more about our dental team is to visit us at our facility and take a tour of our facility. Drs. James and Brian Tasto offer a family-friendly, helpful atmosphere to ensure everyone feels at ease when visiting our team. Meeting our dentists is a great way to determine how comfortable patients are with the dental team and the office as a whole. A quality cosmetic dentist will also have before and after photos to share and a positive reputation in the community.

Schedule a visit with our dental clinic in Carmel Valley

San Diego, CA area patients who are in need of a cosmetic dentist will want to learn more about the services provided by Drs. James and Brian Tasto of Torrey Hills Dental. Call (858) 523-1330 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 4765 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite #101