If you’re looking to have cosmetic dental work done, you want to make sure that an experienced and skilled professional is doing your work. In the Fort Worth area, Dr. Nikki Green is an excellent choice to perform your cosmetic dentistry procedure. A quick stroll through our online smile gallery will show you some of the improvements we’ve made in our patients’ lives.
But what exactly is a cosmetic dentist? Is it a type of specialist, like a periodontist, endodontist, or orthodontist? Does it require extra schooling?
The answer is yes and no.
What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?
There is no specific certification or training requirement that creates a “cosmetic dentist” specialty. On the one hand, this is good because it allows more flexibility when choosing a provider for your cosmetic procedure. On the other hand, it can complicate things because any general dentist can claim to be a “cosmetic dentist,” and it’s up to you, as the consumer, to do your research and find a dentist you can trust to make your smile beautiful.
How Do I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?
To find a qualified cosmetic dentist, you need to look for two things – advanced training and experience. Ft. Worth dentist Dr. Green has been treating patients for more than 10 years. She is a dedicated professional and commits to constantly studying new procedures through hundreds of hours of continuing education – every year! – with a special focus in cosmetic dentistry. She also holds an active membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. With fewer than 350 dentists accredited by the AACD, this makes Dr. Green stand out from the crowd. Additionally, she’s a member of the Spear Faculty Club, a group that trains and mentors other dentists in cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Green’s cosmetic dentistry skills include:
- Smile transformation through porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening using Opalescence and EZ White Pro
- All-porcelain crowns and bridges
- Composite bonding to fix smaller issues
- Building a straight smile with clear Invisalign aligners
Who’s Making My Restorations?
When it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist, it’s also important to consider their choice of lab since the quality of your restorations will help determine the appearance of your smile.
One of the ways that we ensure that you always get the absolute highest quality restorations is by making many of them right here in our own office! We are proud to offer same-day all-porcelain crowns made using CEREC (which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics).
When it is necessary to use a lab for restorations, we have taken the time to research our options carefully and have chosen a reliable and consistent accredited dental lab to trust with our patients’ dental restorations.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Right Choice for Me?
Honesty is also crucial when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Before we plan a procedure, we’ll take the time to perform a thorough examination and discuss your dental goals with you. Not every procedure will be right for every person, and if we feel you won’t benefit from a procedure, we’ll let you know. Your dental health comes first with us.
Are you ready to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and talk to Dr. Nikki Green about how to improve your smile? Call our Fort Worth dental office today at (817) 737-6601 to schedule your consultation!