|Pat had porcelain veneers to create |
her Palm Beach Smile! Click here
to read Pat's testimonial.
Some need a little. Some need a lot.What it takes to create the smile you've dreamed of can vary quite a bit. For some, it may be as straightforward as whitening and some touch-up bonding. Others may need more involved treatment such as porcelain veneers and crowns. In any case, finding the right dentist is important.
What is a Cosmetic Dentist?If you look around, it seems every dentist is a "cosmetic dentist." It's not a recognized specialty like orthodontics or oral surgery. So, any dentist can make the claim.
How do you go about finding the right dentist for cosmetic treatment? There are a few ways you can research the best cosmetic dentist for you. Most dentists today have websites. Though most of the websites are nothing more than a boilerplate / template website with "insert dentist name here." Those same sites usually have "stock" before & after photos, which are simply bought or licensed photos. If you look at enough dental websites, you'll see the same photos over and over. These websites do not reflect the actual abilities of the dentist.
The proof is in the photos.
|This is a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns done|
by Dr. Michael Barr. Look for sharply-focused photos like
this one, so you can get a good idea of the dentist's results.
Click here to see Toni's story and before and after photos.
On the other hand, if you are in consultation at the dentist's office, they should be able to show you photos of their own cases right there. Are they quality photos with sharp focus and good lighting (so you can really see the results)?
No photos? No deal!
|Dr. Barr presenting at a national |
conference in Las Vegas.
Look for testimonials on the dentist's website and online reviews. Of course, we all know that online reviews can be a double-edged sword. My advice is to consider the credibility of the reviews, both negative and positive. What is the context of those reviews? Also look at the major trends of the reviews rather than going by a single positive or negative review. Click here to see Dr. Michael Barr's online reviews.
|One of Dr. Barr's most challenging cases - his dad!|
Click here to see more amazing before and after photos.
More about Michael Barr, DDSDr. Barr has immersed himself in continuing education throughout his career, with a focus on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He has published numerous articles and also taught various courses on cosmetic dentistry over the years. Every photo on our website is a real Palm Beach Smiles patient. Dr. Barr wrote every word, did all the treatment, and took the photos himself. There is no store-bought content on our website. It's all the real deal! Visit our Boynton Beach Dentist website by clicking here.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at our Boynton Beach office by calling 561-736-2377 or Contact us by email at Palm Beach Smiles.