How to Choose A Cosmetic Dentist

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When you need a professional service performed, it is important to make the right choice in picking someone to do the job. This is especially true when it comes to any type of healthcare, such as dental care. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty of the dental field, and not every dentist is well qualified to perform cosmetic dental treatments.

With that in mind, here are some factors you should consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist.


Procedures at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry require special training that goes far beyond what is taught in dental school, as well as using cutting-edge technology and tools. This training takes place in post-graduate education, after dental school, where a dentist learns special techniques and procedures. A cosmetic dentist at the top of their field also goes through continuing education or supplemental training to stay up to date as dental science advances.

At Glen Park Dental, each dentist on our staff has studied at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute, considered the finest post-graduate institution in the world for dentistry. Our dentists continue to seek out training in all facets of dental science to ensure we provide the finest care possible to each of our patients.


A cosmetic dentist at the forefront of the field will use the finest materials and most cutting-edge technology available. This ensures beautiful results that often also yield greater function for the patient, and means that treatments are as comfortable and convenient as possible.

At Glen Park Dental, we use our dental laser to perform cosmetic procedures such as gum recontouring with more precision, less discomfort, and less bleeding than traditional gum surgery while also retaining a higher quantity of healthy gum tissue. We also offer same-day restorations, allowing us to complete many procedures in a single office visit that traditionally would entail multiple appointments. We also utilize state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat jaw joint disorders (TMD/TMJ). Underlying conditions such as TMD/TMJ should be addressed before investing in cosmetic dentistry treatments. This will save the patient time and money in the long run.

Ask for the evidence

If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist, ask to see before-and-after images of former patients. A cosmetic dentist at the top of the field should be pleased to show these examples. These images are better than word of mouth, as they provide indisputable visual evidence of the work of that cosmetic dental practice. At Glen Park Dental, we are always happy to show off the results of our cosmetic procedures.

Go with your gut

Your intuition speaks volumes, especially when it comes to making a significant decision such as choosing a cosmetic dentist. Be sure that the dentist you choose can answer any and all of your questions regarding your procedures, and that you feel entirely comfortable with their answers. Your smile is too important to leave it to chance.

Ready to learn more? If you are ready to have the better-looking smile you always wanted, Glen Park Dental is ready to help. For more information about our cosmetic services, contact our office by calling (415) 585-1500 to schedule a consultation.

Glen Park Dental is proud to serve the oral health needs of patients in San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.