Your smile makes a lasting first impression. It can be your all access pass, or the one thing that repeatedly gets you turned down and turned away.

If you are beginning to think that your smile could use some work to become more aesthetically pleasing, then it’s time to start your research. Hopefully, you have a dentist who has been caring for you and already knows your teeth. But if your dentist is not familiar with and trained in cosmetic dental treatments, then you should find one who is!

Dr. Sam Kherani has many qualities that make him a great choice for your dentist. But in case you are still searching for a provider that’s ideal for completing your cosmetic smile makeover, here are a few things to look for:

  • Experience: There may be perks to using a dentist who is fresh out of dental school. He may be less expensive or have new tools and gadgets. But in general, when you need someone to “permanently” treat a part of your body, you usually want a doctor, surgeon, or dentist who has years of experience. For a dentist, this means someone who has seen and treated more types of teeth or had time to learn about less successful therapies. Your teeth, though unique to you, will not be new to him.
  • Specific Training: If you are looking for a particular procedure (such as Invisalign, veneers, whitening, etc.) look for a dentist who has been trained and has practiced the treatment on several different patients. Dr. Kherani has been trained in and practicing the art of dental cosmetic treatments for many years.
  • Listening Ear: One of the most important things to consider for any doctor is whether he listens to you. With a dentist, you need to be able to explain things that are going on with your teeth and trust that he will listen to understand before suggesting a treatment plan. You need a dentist who will hear that you want to have veneers and not respond that you should try bonding or braces instead, without first explaining why one option might be a better solution.
  • Before and After: The final things you should look out for in the dentist you plan to use for cosmetic work are his before and after pictures. Some practices have these hanging on their walls, others keep picture albums. Still others, like Dr. Kherani, keep their before and after pictures online. This is also a great place to find reviews for the practice and the dentist. Between the comparison of pre and post treatment smiles and a cross section of reviews, you should be able to determine whether or not a particular dentist will be a good fit for you.

Finding a cosmetic dentist to make corrections to your smile can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Experience, training, a great bedside manner, and an amazing track record can all be found with Kherani Dental at Aspen. Whether you are looking for Invisalign, veneers, or whitening in Calgary, the best value for cosmetic dentistry can be found with Dr. Kherani. Request your appointment today!