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5 Things To Look Out For To Find A Great Cosmetic Dentist

Thinking about upgrading your smile and don’t know what to look out for in finding the right cosmetic dentist for you? Today we’re going to talk about the five things to look out for when looking and choosing your cosmetic dentist.

Hi, this is Dr Judith here from Elevate Dental in Richmond and Hawthorn in Melbourne.

I was talking to our patient, Mel, in Richmond the other day during her smile makeover consultation, where she mentioned that it was really hard for her to figure out which dentist to choose to help her achieve her dream smile. So I thought I’d make a video to share with you five things you should look out for when you’re choosing your cosmetic dentist.

Do they take the time to listen to what you want to achieve? Do they ask lots of questions to really understand what you want to change with your smile and what you don’t like about it? Is it a bigger smile, a less gummy smile, or is it just one tooth that you want to be rotated?

Smiles are really, really personal and there isn’t a one size fits all solution.

A good cosmetic dentist will be able to listen to everything that you say, and sometimes even the things that you don’t say, examine your teeth, your smile, and your face, and design a smile that suits you – your face, your personality, your lifestyle.

A smile makeover can be a life-changing step and you really want to make sure that it’s with someone that you can trust and someone who you feel connected to and who really listens to you so that you get the end result that you’re looking for.

Have you seen examples of their work? You want to look for before and afters and whether you actually like the final result. Dentistry is an art and different dentists have a signature style in the way that they design a smile. So I encourage you to have a look to see whether you like the final result.

Do they offer a trial smile? Trial smiles are like test driving a car. Before you go and buy a car, which is a significant investment, you want to know how it feels, how it looks, and really make sure that this is THE ONE before you buy it. So a trial smile is the same. It’s a smile that you get to test drive. You get to experience what everything looks like, how it feels, and how it fits with your lifestyle. Also, can you make any changes during this period and have input in how your final smile will be like?

What payment options do they offer? Do they offer flexible payment plans? A lot of times, smile makeovers are an investment. It can be an investment and so having the flexibility of payment plans and options make it easier to fit a smile makeover in your current lifestyle.

Do they take the time to discuss a range of options to achieve your dream smile? With the progress and advances made in dental technology and techniques, there are often a few options you can choose from to fix your smile. So when you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist, ask yourself – do they guide you through all the pros and cons of all the options and also have the skills to be able to deliver the amazing smile with all of these?

This also comes down to experience as well. If they are not familiar with certain techniques then they are not going to promote it, they are not going to use it. So choosing a cosmetic dentist that has a range of skills will definitely benefit when it comes to having all your options presented to.

So I hope that’s been useful in helping you find your perfect cosmetic dentist to partner with. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist to help you upgrade your smile, we would love to help. We have decades of experience when it comes to smile-makeovers with different techniques. Why not give us a call at +61 3 9428 2424, send us a direct message on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website at, and we will help you organise your complimentary smile consultation. We look forward to meeting you.



Services we mentioned:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Makeovers

James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


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James Wong is a wonderful Dentist. The communication and patience through the procedure was first class.

James B


What a professional and friendly team at Elevate Dental Richmond. Dr Judith’s infectious smile is matched only by her highly competent dentistry.
Richmond is lucky to have such a caring practice! Thanks guys.

Peter O


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