A well-qualified, experienced cosmetic dentist is focused on helping patients fix and correct dental problems like chips, cracks in teeth, gaps between teeth, missing, misaligned, or even discolored teeth. Unlike routine general dentistry treatments, cosmetic dentistry has gained recognition as a sub specialty in dentistry. Cosmetic dentist skills are a combination of science and art.
General and family dentistry is focused primarily on the health of our teeth. In comparison, cosmetic dentistry includes refining the esthetic appearance of our teeth. While some dental insurance plans may consider specific cosmetic dentistry procedures non-essential, they have a wide range of health and well-being benefits. These range from more manageable to maintain dental hygiene, increased self-confidence, even reducing grinding to improving bite, the longevity of teeth, and overall functionality.
Esthetic dentistry can be the difference between having a self-conscious grimace in all of your photos or a beaming, open smile. If you’re tired of hiding from pictures, it’s time to talk to a cosmetic dentist.
If you are considering how to find the best cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, there are a few things you should look for before you commit to a cosmetic dentist and an expensive, time-consuming dental treatment plan.
Top Reasons to See a Cosmetic Dentist For Restorative Dentistry
There are many reasons you might see a cosmetic dentist, these can include:
- Tooth decay
- Damage (cracks, chips, etc.)
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Missing teeth
Patients with tooth decay, damaged, misaligned, or discolored teeth may also have difficulty when eating and speaking. For others, dental issues may affect their self-esteem.
According to a 2015 survey by the ADA, 33% of young people are reluctant to smile due to conditions of the teeth and mouth. Another 23% of adults have cut back on their participation in social activities due to embarrassment about their smiles.
Dental Training and Experience
The first thing you want to research in your potential cosmetic dentist is her or her education and training. Dr. Perrone earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Stony Brook University; she went on to earn her dental degree from the highly regarded Stony Brook University School Of Dental Medicine.
Since she started practicing dentistry over 20 years ago, Dr. Perrone has performed thousands of dental procedures for patients. She places a particular focus on cosmetic dentistry (like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers), helping our Las Vegas area patients achieve smiles that look natural and beautiful. Smile makeover are her specialty.
Is There A History Of Satisfied Patients?
-Ask your family and friends. See who is happy with their general and cosmetic dental procedures for a referral to their cosmetic dentist.
-Review the websites of top local dentists. Is it a generic site, or is there a personal feel?
-Read online reviews at various health sites (for example, healthgrades.com) and look for trusted cosmetic dentists with years of experience and positive reviews. Do not bypass a dentist with one or two negative reviews. Get a sense overall of what patients are saying. Is there a positive pattern? Do they offer procedures you may be interested in like dental implants or teeth whitening?
Review Before and After Photos
Most cosmetic dentists have a smile gallery section on their website. You will view before and after dentistry work that has been performed on past patients by the dentist. These galleries can help you to visualize the results you can expect from your cosmetic dentist. Once you get a feel for what you are looking for, you will notice the smiles that look natural and those that may not look as good. You want to pay special attention to a genuine, confident smile versus a fake-looking smile.
Do They Have Advanced Training in Cosmetic Dentistry?
A well qualified cosmetic dentist will have vast amounts of continuing education in cosmetic procedures. The field is changing rapidly due to technology and advanced dental materials. Taking courses to improve upon skills they already have and add more skills should be an ongoing process.
Do They Offer A No Obligation Free Or Low-Cost Initial Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation?
A consultation will give you a chance to narrow down your list of cosmetic dentists and then to visit each one. Choosing any dentist is a very personal choice. Do you feel comfortable with the staff on the phone and in-person? Is the dentist willing to answer all questions comfortably? The main thing you have to convey is what you expect for your smile and if it is possible for your particular smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a very custom field. For some patients, treatment can be straightforward, while for others, it can become more complex.
A well-trained cosmetic dentist will offer you multiple options to achieve a similar goal. There will always be pros and cons to each, and your cosmetic dentist should be able to explain that to you before dental treatment begins.
At the consultation time, you will get a feel for the dental office environment, including factors like:
● Is the office clean and well maintained?
● Are the staff friendly, compassionate, and act professionally?
● Location, office hours, payment options, and a full range of services available (like professional tooth whitening or dental crowns)
● Whether or not you feel comfortable with the entire experience
Do They Offer A Wide Range of Dental Treatment Options?
Not only should you feel comfortable with the dentist, office environment, and staff, but you should ask about the kinds of dental services available that are essential to your particular smile and dental health. Even if you want to get a smile makeover one step at a time, you will want to know that you have access to the following procedures as well as feeling confident the dentist can perform them in the manner you wish:
-Dental implants (including all on 4 dental implants)
-Tooth-Colored Restorations (Dental Bonding)
–Invisalign orthodontics or traditional orthodontics
Are You Looking For The Top Las Vegas Dentist?
Dr. Marielaina Perrone DDS is a highly educated and experienced cosmetic dentist specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Her attention to detail and continued training are second to none.
In her Las Vegas practice, Dr. Perrone is a well-known and trusted dentist that has been in practice for over 20 years. She frequently performs her advanced art of cosmetic dentistry on patients that have been with her from the start.
Every patient is valued equally, as well as the professional standard of care Dr. Perrone and her cosmetic dentistry team provide is waiting for you at the Top Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentistry Office. Contact us for a consultation or browse our website for those critical before and after photos, patient testimonials, and more about the possibilities that await your own stunning, dream smile.
Each smile design is highly personalized, taking into account factors such as facial shape, bone structure, oral health, and patient desires. The initial consultation will help us achieve natural results for your new smile. Then, we discuss the cost of a smile makeover before the cosmetic process is to begin. We ensure that all your concerns and questions are answered in a comfortable, relaxed environment and help you further educate yourself about your dental health.
Finally, creating the smile you have always dreamed of will be an exciting journey, as well as a journey that can be a bit nerve-wracking. It’s a big step to take, after all! Marielaina Perrone DDS wants you to experience the comfort and confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Perrone takes a gentle, individualized approach to all dental care coupled with advanced technology to provide you with a convenient and pleasant visit every time we see you walk through the door.
Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover, teeth whitening, or dental implants. We cannot wait to help you with your smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.