Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You

Curly-haired, brunette woman smiling brightly outside

Did you know there’s psychology behind an attractive smile?

People are naturally drawn to beautiful, white smiles because they’re synonymous with good health.

Plus, a gorgeous smile is a reason to smile more often, which positively impacts mental health.

When you love your smile, it boosts your confidence, and when you’re confident, you can go further in your career and relationships.

Cosmetic dentistry could be the key to all of this, so you need to select a practitioner carefully.

What should you consider when choosing the right cosmetic dentist? Let us explain!

Take recommendations from friends & family

Family and friends sitting around a table talking

Before the internet, people relied on the phonebook and their friends and family to make informed decisions about choosing the right dentist.

They didn’t have access to all the information at the click of a mouse.

While the phone book is long done and gone, your friends and family are still valuable sources of information for references.

Ask them who they used for their most recent cosmetic dental procedure.

Discuss whether they’d use them again and how they feel about the results and their experience.

Find out whether they use high-quality materials

The world of dentistry is ever-changing.

The latest materials, technology, and techniques help dentists provide top-level results. Often, all this combined allows the dentist to create a more natural-looking finished product.

If you don’t consider the technology and materials the dentist uses, you may receive sub-par results.

Some prime examples of what to look into include the following:

Check out their biography

Part of choosing the right cosmetic dentist is looking into each practitioner’s education and experience. For instance, see if they have taken any continuing education courses.

You’ll want to see if each option has any specialized training or affiliation with any professional organizations in cosmetic dentistry.

As you read each biography, see which dentists’ values align with yours.

Schedule a consultation

While a cosmetic dentist may sound good on the web, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re top-of-the-line in person.

The only way to truly get to know a practitioner is to schedule a consultation with them.

During this visit, you can see if their personality meshes with yours.

If they didn’t have a portfolio online, you could look at “before and after” photos at this visit.

This appointment is also a prime time to look around the facility. Inspect it for tidiness, ambiance, and the equipment used.

The consultation is an excellent time to meet some of the staff.

Ideally, come prepared for the consultation with questions and concerns and pay close attention to how the dentist responds.

Find a cosmetic dentist who’s attentive & a good listener

When choosing the right cosmetic dentist, the right one will be attentive and a good listener.

Part of a fantastic experience at the dentist’s office requires the practitioner to listen to you to achieve your smile goals.

At Amata Dental Group, we have more than 20 years of experience making smiles beautiful! Our commitment to excellence ensures you receive outstanding results.

Not to mention, patients are number one here, so we actively listen to your needs and wants and craft a unique treatment plan to match.

Contact us today for a consultation to see if we’re the right cosmetic dentistry practice for you!


We planted our roots at 1101 Madison Street in Seattle, WA. Fortunately, we’re close to Bellevue, Tacoma, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Everett, and Kent.

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