Cosmetic dentistry is becoming so popular in recent years that it’s becoming more difficult to select the right dentist for you. Here are some tips to help you…
Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews, and Yelp Reviews are perhaps the best places to go to because they have such a high volume of content. Look for specific topics that matter to you the most, such as customer service, how other patients felt they were treated, and if they got the results they wanted. Does the dentist respond to reviews with a comment of their own?
Visit their Website
A website that looks like it was created in the 1990s generally means the dentist is pretty comfortable with what patients he or she is getting, and therefore is probably going to treat you with the same level of concern and care. Does the website look broken? What is the last copyright date at the bottom of the page? This sounds like an unorthodox way of evaluating a good dentist, however keep in mind that cosmetic dentistry is highly competitive, and the best dentists all take the time to look good online.
Are They Current on Social Media?
Social media is a great way to evaluate a dentist’s commitment to customer service. Visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts. How often are they updated? Do they conduct themselves professionally? Do they take the time to respond to comments? Customer service is so important in cosmetic dentistry because customers have very specific goals when it comes to achieving their desired looks.
Do They Offer Exactly What You Want?
You may have to call several dental offices to find out if they offer exactly the services you want. Not all offices offer the same brand of invisible braces. Not all offices offer the same teeth whitening procedures. Does the person answering the phone have the answer right away, or do they need to call you back? Moreover, how long does it take to call you back?
Do They Accept Your Dental Insurance?
You can usually visit a dentist’s website to see what insurance plans they accept. You’d be surprised how many patients forget to check on this first before scheduling an appointment.
You can see what plans we accept on our Billing Page (link).
Do They Accept CareCredit?
If you don’t have dental insurance, you can apply for CareCredit, which is a type of healthcare credit card. CareCredit covers all types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, which is a big reason why so many people use it. However, only a handful of dentists in Anchorage accept it. And yes, we accept CareCredit! Read more about our CareCredit policy (link).
Beware of Before & After Photos
Obviously, dentists are only going to display their most impressive before & after photos. They don’t release the unimpressive ones. What these photos cannot show you is the high level of customer care they offer, how clean and modern their office is, and the years of experience they and their staff have behind them.
Do They Make You Feel Like Cattle?
If you’ve taken the time to research a particular dental office, ask yourself if that office has made you feel special and important. A dentist who takes great care in answering online reviews, responding to social media comments, answering your questions right away, demonstrates their commitment to you. You’re the one with the teeth, and you’re the one with the money. You deserve to feel special and important.
Give Us a Call
We offer a full slate of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including implants, teeth whitening, invisible braces, veneers, and so much more. Call us at (907) 278-6684.