Dr. Andy Chang was nominated as one of Dallas’ most Elite Dentists by Modern Luxury Dallas! Check out some of the interview our Elite Dental Associates prosthodontic dental care provider had with the magazine, and be sure to look out for more parts, coming soon. In part seven, Dr. Chang answers the question: Are veneers my only option if I want a smile makeover? See the answer to this question and be on the lookout for more from the Modern Luxury Article here on our blog!
If you are in need of tooth restoration, or if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, your first inclination may be to head to a cosmetic dentist. While this may be a good idea, it may not be the best idea. There are many types of dentists, but it may be wiser to head to a prosthodontic dentist that has had extra training to deal with cases at a more advanced level.
Many patients have never heard of a prosthodontic dentist. However, prosthodontists (or specialized restorative dentists) are highly regarded by the American Dental Association (ADA). In fact, prosthodontics is one of only nine sub-specialties of dentistry that are recognized by the ADA (cosmetic dentistry is not one of the nine specialties). This means that dental schools instruct dentists in techniques, methods, and specialized training in prosthodontics—dental schools do not instruct dentists in cosmetic dentistry.
Many patients come to [Dr. Chang] with many questions including special considerations for dental veneers. The following are just a list of the most frequently asked questions:
Q. Are veneers my only option if I want a smile makeover?
A. No. Your cosmetic dentist will determine the cosmetic dentistry procedures that would be the best for you. The dentist’s suggestions will be based on your desires and a thorough examination to determine the condition of your teeth and what problems, if any, may require dental treatment. Therefore, your smile makeover could involve teeth whitening, crowns, composite bonding, gingival sculpting, inlays and onlays or any other combination of cosmetic dental procedures that your dentist determines is right for your cosmetic treatment plan.
Make an appointment with Elite Dental Associates’ Dallas dental veneer provider today and ask him yourself: Are veneers my only option if I want a smile makeover? Schedule online or call 214-220-2424 and we’ll set up your initial consultation. Check out the December 2014 edition of Modern Luxury.