If you are considering a smile makeover, porcelain veneers or any cosmetic dentistry procedure, you need to take the time to choose a cosmetic dentist with the experience and expertise to give you the best possible results. A dentist who has performed many cosmetic dentistry procedures will have had more time to perfect their technique and results.
Dr. Vane has been trained and certified by one of the dental industry’s leading aesthetic dentistry institutes — The Hornbrook Group. Dr. Vane uses many of the latest advanced dental techniques for smile design.
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How to choose a cosmetic dentist
When considering a cosmetic dentist, here are some basic guidelines.
It is a good idea for your cosmetic dentist to be an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Active membership is an indication that the dentist has had extra training in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and currently attends annual meetings to be trained in the latest cosmetic dental techniques for achieving optimum aesthetic results. Dr. Vane travels the country each year, earning hundreds of units of dental continuing education and training in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Vane strives to bring the latest techniques to her patients, learning directly from some of the top dentists in the country.
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Continuing education in cosmetic dentistry is a must. The Hornbrook Group is a leading institute for training dentists in all phases of aesthetic dentistry and occlusion. Dr. Vane has received her training on occlusion and veneers at The Hornbrook Group.
Your cosmetic dentist should not only be interested in appearances but also take a sincere interest in your general health. The difference between a good dentist and a great dentist is one who recognizes the “big picture” in dentistry, combining occlusion, periodontal health and aesthetics to achieve the optimum results for the patient. In doing so, this will also ensure that the results achieved are the longest lasting for the patient – not a temporary fix.
Look for a cosmetic dentist who is experienced in a variety of cosmetic procedures, who focuses on occlusion. A dentist with experience is better prepared to deal with planning a smile design that combines beauty with function, as well as dealing with any unexpected issues or situations.
The teeth may be misaligned due to nature, to previous dentistry, or a combination of the two. It is important to select a cosmetic dentist who has completed additional training on this relationship. Dr. Vane has taken numerous courses to better understand occlusion, in order to deliver the highest level of care possible to her patients.
What is occlusion?
Occlusion is the cornerstone of dentistry. It is the principle that relates the teeth in the jaws to the jaw joint, also know as the temporomandibular joint.
Most dentists can line up teeth with teeth; however, not all dentists understand how the teeth can affect the jaw. If the teeth are not properly aligned, the patient can experience pain in the joint, frequent headaches, as well as neck and back pain. In addition, teeth that are in a poor position can become broken, chipped, or painful, and can even result in the eventual loss of an otherwise healthy tooth.