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Douglas Jopling, D.D.S.

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Top 10 Critical Things You Should Know
Before You Select a Sleep Apnea Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in the future of your smile. And, like any investment, you'll want to do a little research before making a final decision. These guidelines can help you choose the practitioner who's right for you.

  1. Look for smile design experience.

    Cosmetic dentistry is as much art as it is science. In general, the more smiles a dentist has designed, the better that dentist's work will be. Smile design is about more than just your teeth; the dentist should also consider your lips, gum line, mouth shape and facial structure.

  2. Start with a consultation.

    Going in for a consultation is a great way to learn more about a dentist and dental practice. Consultations are generally inexpensive, and are sometimes even offered for free. Talk to the dentist before you commit to anything. Remember, it's your job to make an educated decision.

  3. Don't pay too much - or too little.

    Some dentists charge more by marketing themselves as high-end luxury dentists offering cosmetic smile makeovers. Other dentists try to make up for poor materials and shoddy work by offering low prices. Beware the extremes.

  4. An honest dentist sets realistic expectations.

    Watch out for doctors who promise more than they can deliver. You want a dentist who will tell you what sort of dental (and possibly orthodontic) care your child will require over the coming years.

  5. Investigate the doctor's training.

    The best cosmetic dentistry practitioners didn't just go to dental school; they also completed extensive post-graduate training programs that focus specifically on issues of cosmetic dentistry. In addition, the best dentists regularly attend continuing education classes to stay up-to-date on new procedures and materials.

  6. Look at before and after photos.

    Take a look at the dentist's portfolio before you make up your mind. Pay specific attention to cases that are similar to yours. Make sure that the photos are of actual work done by the dentist, not just stock photos.

  7. Check out the facilities.

    Take a look around. What sort of equipment does the practice use? What is their sterilization process? Is it a comfortable atmosphere? Are the employees happy and helpful? Do they take the time to answer your questions?

  8. Communication is key.

    It's essential that you be able to talk to your dentist - and that your dentist will listen to you! There's a lot of dialogue that needs to go into an individual long-term treatment plan. If you feel bullied, pressured, or rushed, then that's probably not the right dentist for you.

  9. Look for a practice that specializes in cosmetic dental work.

    General and family dentists are fully capable of offering cosmetic dentistry, but if you're in the market for a full smile makeover, you may be better served by someone who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures.

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"We know that selecting a sleep apnea dentist is not easy. I want you to know that you can call me personally with any questions or concerns."

5200 Village Creek Dr., Suite 101

Plano, Texas 75093

Appt Tel: (972) 733-3338

www.dentalcareplanotx.com

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Cosmetic Dentistry of North Texas is conveniently located in Plano just south of Plano Parkway between Preston Road and the Dallas Tollway, at 5200 Village Creek Drive Suite 101.