Kernagis Dental Excellence

2001 W Busch Blvd, Ste C ,
Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 896-4356

South Shore Dental Excellence

13145 Kings Lake Drive Suite 105
Gibsonton, FL 33534

(813) 328-6713

Dental Excellence at FishHawk

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Suite A,
Lithia, FL 33547

(813) 981-7729

Lakewood Dental Excellence

5255 Office Park Blvd, Ste 112,
Bradenton, FL 34203

(941) 229-7985

3D Dental Excellence

1842 Rye Road East, #106,
Bradenton, FL 34212

(941) 253-2300

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change in your teeth and your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or porcelain veneers, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more.

A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, and even your self-esteem and confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns.

Choosing the best cosmetic dentist

AACD member dentists strive to be the best in their field. If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist near you, try our Find a Dentist tool. This directory lists AACD member dentists from around the world.

There are numerous criteria upon which you can select a cosmetic dentist. For some patients, it comes down to convenience and cost. But if you’re looking for the best cosmetic dentist that will help you achieve your best smile, evaluate candidates on these points:

Training & Education in Cosmetic Dentistry

Very few dental schools provide general education in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, it is essential that a dentist pursue post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry to master the principles. There are numerous well-respected cosmetic dentistry education programs. The AACD provides ample learning opportunities for member dentists. Those dentists striving to be the best apply for Accreditation in the AACD, testing their skills through practical examinations and real-life case presentations. Learn more about the difference between an AACD member dentist and an accredited member.

Skill & Experience in Cosmetic Dentistry

In addition to education and hands-on training, it is important to know how many years of experience a dentist has practicing cosmetic dentistry. Also, ask the dentist how much of their practice is devoted to cosmetic dentistry. While there is no specialty in cosmetic dentistry, those who strive to be the best in their field see a significant volume of patients for cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. As with any craft, the level of skill often corresponds with the number of years of experience. That’s not to say that a new dentist can’t provide excellent cosmetic dental treatment. This brings us to the last point…

Ask to see examples of cosmetic work completed by the dentist. You can also search online for reviews and testimonials and even ask the dentist if you can speak with a few of their patients.

But it all comes down to how comfortable you feel in practice. If the dentist and staff make you feel comfortable and well cared for, you will have a great experience.

Cosmetic Dentistry Cost

The cost of cosmetic dentistry procedures will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by the type of procedure, the type of techniques performed, and complications. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Tampa, contact us and schedule a consultation with cosmetic dentists Dr. Richard Kernagis or Dr. Jennifer Wynn Kernagis.

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