The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is a term thrown around a lot, especially in advertisement about dentists. Every dentist around claims on their ads to be a cosmetic dentist. The truth is that there is no recognized specialty in dentistry for Cosmetics, unlike medicine. Thus anyone can claim to do cosmetic dentistry or be a cosmetic dentist. I would argue that preforming cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, bonding, or any type of dentistry that has to do with the smile is some of the most technically challenging things we do in dentistry. The attention to detail and a meticulous eye are necessary to get great outcomes. The techniques for optimal cosmetic treatment are not taught in school. Extensive training post graduation are necessary to understand good cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many do not invest the time, money, and energy to get the proper training.

That is why it is so important to do your research when seeking someone to your smile makeover. It is important to research their education. It is important to see before and after pictures of their own work. Many dentist keep stock photography books in their office or pictures on their website that are not of work they did. Any great cosmetic dentist will have detailed photography of any smile makeover they have done. Make sure you see a dentist who does this type of work all the time, not just dabbles in it from time to time.

At Aesthetic Smiles we have dedicated our practice to preforming amazing cosmetic dentistry. Our training is second to none. We take the time to make sure your smile is healthy and beautiful and accurately done. We preform these cosmetic services every day in our office. Dr. Pilling is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. One of only a few in the state of Idaho. He is President of the Idaho Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He mentors and trains other dentists who are learning to preform cosmetic dentistry. He is known as the doctor to see for your smile in the Boise, Meridian, and Eagle Idaho area. We have been serving the Treasure Valley for a long time and our signature smiles speak for themselves. Go to our website and see our patients or come to the office for a free consultation.

Are My Teeth From China

A common question we get lately is "Are my dental crowns and restorations made in China?" This is a valid concern. Things made in China have come under the microscope as reports of harmful substances are found in certain products made there. This trend of having things made in China has spilled over into the dental community. Many labs and dentists outsource their dental crowns and restorations to China. The main reason is cost. Labs in China can make things for a fraction of the cost. So what are the drawbacks? Some reports have found elevated amounts of lead in these restorations. More then the FDA recommends. Things made is China do not go under the same quality control measures used here in the USA. Most reports show poor quality both cosmetically and fit wise when it comes to these restorations. At Aesthetic Smiles we would never compromise quality just to save a few bucks. Chances are that you would need the work replaces sooner then usual resulting actually more cost. I would never use a dental lab from China to create work for me or my family, so we would never do it to a patient. We use some of the best dental labs available who create beautiful, natural, and healthy dental restorations. It doesn't matter whether you live in Beverly Hills or Boise Idaho, you deserve the best dentistry. So next time you get a dental crown you should ask where it's being made.
Here is a news clip discussing the issue.