When it comes to making cosmetic changes to your smile, would you choose the first dentist you met with? Whether you found them online or they were your default choice due to your dental insurance, there’s no reason why you can’t weigh your options with other dentists.

Sometimes, getting a second opinion for cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you feel more confident in your choice and give you better results.

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When to Get a Second Opinion

There are a number of reasons why you should get a second opinion before getting cosmetic dentistry treatments. For one, cosmetic dentistry isn’t cheap. You’re likely about to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on your new smile. You wouldn’t want to hand your money over to the first dentist you’ve come across.

Not every dentist will offer the same opinion, technique, or cost to achieve your desired results. In addition, not all results will look the same. If you’re considering a cosmetic dentistry treatment and your dentist has given you the recommendation to help you achieve your results, go visit another dentist to see what they think. They might offer you the same solution or even a different treatment that you didn’t even consider before. If they recommend the same treatment, at least then you can feel more confident in your choice and have a second dentist to choose from. You might even want to work with your second opinion dentist more than your initial dentist.

Feeling comfortable with your choice and entrusting your smile with the right dentist is incredibly important.

Not All Dentists are Created Equal

Another reason why you should seek a second opinion for cosmetic dentistry is that not all dentists are created equal. Your general dentist may recommend one treatment for cosmetic purposes, but they don’t have the continuing education and extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry that another dentist can provide you with. When it comes to making cosmetic changes to your smile, it only makes sense to visit a cosmetic dentist. Otherwise, you might end up with results you don’t necessarily like.

During your second opinion appointment, take the following actions:

  1. Ask about credentials
  2. Look at images of past results
  3. Get to know them to determine if it’s a good fit for your needs 

It Will Save You Money Down The Line

If you don’t get a second opinion and instead opt for the first dentist you meet with, you might not get the best results. You might even get results that you don’t like, don’t feel comfortable with, or results that don’t last. As a result, you need more treatments to fix all these problems. In the end, all these extra treatments will cost significantly more than it would to visit a cosmetic dentist for a second opinion and pay a higher price for the same treatment but with a better-qualified dentist. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, quality matters. Save yourself from spending more money on cosmetic dentistry down the line by getting a second opinion to make sure you’re seeing the right dentist for your needs.

Benefits of Second Opinions for Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether you decide to go with your second opinion dentist for treatment or not, getting a second opinion in the first place can help you feel more confident in your choice. It might also bring to light a new technique or procedure you may not have considered. A second opinion can also ensure you receive the results you want.

Whether you decide to visit us for your cosmetic procedure or not, we’re happy to provide you with a second opinion on your cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our dental office offers everything from professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign to dental implants.

Why Rice Dentistry

At Rice Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists have a lot to offer in terms of experience, technology, and training. For instance, both Dr. Scott and Taylor Rice have completed training at the prestigious Kois Center, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and many more. With decades of experience providing patients with beautiful smiles and training and education to back it up, patients can feel comfortable trusting their cosmetic results in the hands of our cosmetic dentists.

Every patient goes through an extensive cosmetic dentistry consultation and treatment planning process. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and listen to your concerns. Then, we will create a digital smile design and plan out every detail of your treatment. Not only will your smile look beautiful at the end, but we will ensure we’ve also optimized your bite, functionality, and comfort. Before we start to work on your teeth, you will know exactly what your results will look like at the end.

If you’re thinking about enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, let us provide you with a first or second opinion. If you like what we have to say, we would be honored to help you achieve your dream smile.

Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with one of our dentists at Rice Dentistry in Irvine, CA today to get started! Please call (949) 551-5902 to book an appointment.