Advanced Aesthetics Dental Studio offers general, cosmetic, restorative & neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Dave Singh specializes in all porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, root canal therapy, safe amalgam removal, tooth colored fillings, periodontal therapy, teeth whitening, complete smile transformations and much more.
Know Your Dentist Before You Say Ahhhh!
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry not all dentists are created equal and since much of cosmetic dentistry is irreversible selecting an experienced dentist is essential for a successful outcome to a beautiful, healthy smile.
Cosmetic dentistry isn't just for celebrities these days. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), studies have shown that an improved smile impacts how we are perceived by others, and those who have undergone cosmetic dentistry are seen as more attractive, popular, wealthy and successful therefore increasing your chances of landing the perfect job or even the perfect mate.
More than ever before the emphasis on a whiter, brighter and healthier smile is clearly evident in almost every magazine ad or commercial we see. We can't help but find ourselves, at some point or another, looking in the mirror and dreaming of how having that smile of our dreams could perhaps impact our lives.
Perhaps it's a whiter more vibrant smile you've dreamed of or to straighten out crooked teeth or to just fix broken edges as a result of wear over time or to simply find yourself a qualified dentist? Whatever the reason may be, there is much to know before choosing the right dentist.
Many dentists may claim to be experts but have not received extensive training in aesthetic dentistry. Mastering aesthetic dentistry is not only an art but a science which requires a true passion and further commitment through advanced dental training curriculum.
Before you open wide, what you should look for: Since much of cosmetic dentistry is irreversible keep in mind that not all dentists are created equal in your quest for the perfect smile. Transforming smiles by a dentist in a healthy predictable manner requires much knowledge, experience and expertise. Therefore, some of the essential questions to ask when looking for a qualified dentist are:
Which professional affiliations is the dentist a member of? Dentists should hold membership in at least one of the following cosmetic dental associations: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED) Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) American Society of Dental Aesthetics (ASDA)
Has there been post-graduate studies with an affiliated aesthetic institute? Although it is not mandatory, most general and cosmetic dentists hone their skills through advanced courses offered through accredited universites and institutes nationwide. One of the most prestifious centers for continued education is the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
How many years experience has the dentist been performing cosmetic procedures? The number of years a dentist has been in practice does not always guarantee the quality of their work, but generally speaking, it does indicate how much "hands on" experience they've had. It's important to ask for before and after photos of transformed smiles as well as patient testimonials. Be sure you're looking at actual patient photos treated by that dentist.
Which lab or ceramist does your dentist use? There are many qualified ceramists but nothing is more reassuring than to see their actual work. For most people, the thought of having a complete smile makeover with porcelain veneers and crowns means accepting that your smile will not look natural. This is not the case these days as ceramic materials and the ceramist artistic ability have vastly improved. Dental crowns and veneers should look and feel natural.
What are your treatment plan options? It is very important to completely understand step-by-step of your treatment plan including all the pros and cons as well as all options available. This should be explained thoroughly, leaving you feeling well-informed and confident that your smile is in the right hands.
Does your dentist have all the latest in technology? Be sure your dentist has all the latest state-of-the-art technology such as: computerized digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, diagnostic computerization, smile imaging, laser technology and other high tech equipment - all which signify a progressive office.
Do you feel comfortable and well-informed? The staff should be highly attentive and friendly and the environment should feel calming, professional and serene. You should feel welcomed and well-informed throughout your visit. A thorough one-on-one consultation with your dentist should explain all your treatment options and the process. Also, be sure to have a list of questions prepared that have all been answered leaving you feeling confident and excited with your decision to move forward with treatment. After all, this is an investment of not only your time and money but the only smile you have so be sure you're making the right choices from the very begininning and your smile should last you a lifetime.
South Tampa, Brandon, Tampa, Bay Wesley Chapel Dentist, Dave Singh, DMD
Family, Cosmetic, and Neuromuscular Dentistry proudly serving the entire Tampa Bay area including: Tampa, South Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Davis Island, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Lutz, Land O'Lakes, and surrounding Tampa Bay area.
Dr. Dave Singh offers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry including general, cosmetic, restorative and laser dentistry, Zoom! teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and veneers, tooth colored fillings, metal-free crowns and bridges, gentle extractions, root canal treatment, dentures, partials, gentle cleeanings and facial rejuvenation.
A. Dave Singh, D.M.D.
3112 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite A
Tampa, FL 33609
South Tampa location: 813-874-5869