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Five Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist before Getting Treatment

Are you considering enhancing your smile through cosmetic dentistry? Whether it's teeth whitening, veneers, or a complete smile makeover, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is crucial for achieving the results you desire. With so many options available, it's essential to do your research and ask the right questions before committing to treatment. 


At Maria Cardenas DMD, we understand the importance of informed decision-making; especially when it comes to your dental treatment. As pioneers and disruptors in the field of cosmetic dentistry, we're here to guide you through the process. Here are five key questions to ask your cosmetic dentist before going ahead with treatment:


1. What are your qualifications and experience as a cosmetic dentist?

Before entrusting your smile to any dentist, it's essential to inquire about their qualifications and experience specifically in cosmetic dentistry. This way, you can expect a comfortable treatment experience, and results you’re proud of. 


At Maria Cardenas DMD, our founder, Dr. Maria Cardenas, is a highly skilled cosmetic dentist with over 25 years of experience restoring comprehensive cases and a true passion for creating beautiful smiles. 


Dr. Cardenas has undergone extensive training in cosmetic procedures and continues to stay updated with the latest advancements in the field. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and ensuring our patients feel confident and comfortable throughout their treatment journey.


2. Do you have an in-house dental laboratory with master ceramists on site?

Did you know that Only 1-2 % of dental clinics globally have in-house Master Ceramists on site? This was a dream for Dr Cardenas which became a reality in 2021. 

At Maria Cardenas DMD, we take pride in our state-of-the-art dental laboratory, where our master ceramists work closely with our dentists to craft custom restorations with precision and attention to detail. This allows us to maintain control over the quality of our work and ensures seamless communication between our team members, resulting in superior outcomes for our patients.

Our intention is to reduce turnover time, maintain full control of the outcome, and have exclusive access and communication with our ceramists.


3. Can you tell me more about Digital Smile Design?

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a revolutionary approach to cosmetic dentistry that allows patients to preview their new smile before treatment begins. We are proud to be the first certified DSD clinic In The US; this means our doctors and the entire team were the first to complete extensive training and cases to certify our clinic as “pioneers” in smile design protocols.

Using advanced imaging software, we can design your ideal smile with precision and accuracy, taking into account your unique facial features and aesthetic preferences. This allows you to visualize the final result and make any necessary adjustments before committing to treatment, ensuring satisfaction and peace of mind.


4. What sets your practice apart from others in the industry?

At Maria Cardenas DMD, our expert cosmetic dentists pride themselves on being pioneers and disruptors in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Our commitment to innovation and excellence sets us apart from other practices in the industry. From our advanced techniques to our personalized approach, we strive to deliver exceptional results that exceed our patients' expectations. Whether you're seeking a minor enhancement or a complete smile transformation, you can trust our team to provide the highest level of care and expertise every step of the way.

5. Can you provide examples of past cases similar to mine?

When choosing a cosmetic dentist, it's essential to see examples of their past work to gauge their skill and expertise. At Maria Cardenas DMD, we have a portfolio of past cases showcasing the stunning transformations we've achieved for our patients. 

Whether you're interested in teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or full-mouth reconstruction, we have the experience and talent to bring your vision to life. We encourage you to browse through our patient stories and testimonials to see the difference we can make for your smile.


Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist? Start your smile transformation journey today

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. By asking the right questions and doing your research, you can ensure that you're in capable hands every step of the way. 

At Maria Cardenas DMD, we are committed to providing exceptional care and delivering beautiful, natural-looking results that enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards the smile of your dreams.