If you grew up in the 1960s, you probably remember the famous AT&T slogan, “let your fingers do the walking.” Chances are you no longer spend much time walking from business to business in town, or use a telephone directory. If you are looking for the best dentist in Willoughby Hills for cosmetic restorations, you may turn to your computer or mobile device. An internet search is a great place to start, and here are some points to keep in mind on your quest.
- Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Society. Anyone licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Ohio may call him- or herself a “cosmetic dentist.” The term refers to treatments they offer that are primarily for the purpose of enhancing the look – not function – of the mouth.
- A dentist should consider aesthetics with every dental procedure, including restorations like fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. Your facial proportions, coloring, lifestyle, and emotional needs play a role in materials and methods used.
- Reputation still matters. The internet puts a wealth of information at the fingertips of consumers, but there is nothing more enlightening than first-hand feedback from real patients, accounting their results and experiences in the chair. Look for testimonials on the websites of dentists you are considering, check social media reviews, and spend some time on consumer sites such as Citysearch, HealthGrades, RateMDs, Dr. Oogle, and others. Ask family members, friends, and co-workers if they’ve been satisfied with their dentist and cosmetic dentistry results.
- Consider credentials and experience. Current knowledge is important, especially when combined with years of hands-on experience in countless situations. Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is an OSU graduate and has earned a Fellowship Degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been practicing in the Willoughby Hills, Wickliffe area for his entire professional career – more than 30 years. In addition to many annual hours of continuing education, Dr. Stern stays current with emerging trends and techniques through active membership in the American Dental Association, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Ohio Dental Association.
Dr. Stern combines technical skill with an artistic eye in cosmetic and restorative treatments such as teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings and cosmetic bonding, veneers and Lumineers, dentures, dental implants, and orthodontics. His philosophy is that truly beautiful smiles begin with good oral health, so the practice focuses on preventing dental problems.
Take advantage of modern technology and old-fashioned word of mouth in your search for the best cosmetic dentist in Lake County. We are confident the thread will lead to Dr. Stern at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills. Or simply let your fingers walk you to (440) 210-0999.