It is important to understand that since there is no board-certified specialty in cosmetic dentistry; every dentist is allowed to use the title “cosmetic dentist.” This creates a serious challenge for patients who are looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist, and, unfortunately, it causes people to work with dentists who don’t really know what they’re doing. This is why you hear horror stories about painful procedures, sensitive teeth, and veneers popping off.
How We’re Different
When asked what makes her different than all of the other Atlanta cosmetic dentists, Dr. Susan Estep explains:
“I’m not really sure if I chose this profession or if it chose me. However, I realized early on how important it is for you to love your smile. When people don’t like their smile, they close their mouth. When they close their mouth, their inner beauty often gets shadowed or cut off. Because I notice this, these things change for someone after they come to me.
Another thing that sets me apart is my dedication to your health. A lot of dentists will slap some veneers on your teeth, accept your large payment, and send you on your way without caring whether you want to get your mouth healthy or not. I believe that beauty and health go hand in hand. If your smile looks good but your mouth doesn’t feel healthy, then I have a big concern with that. After all, you invested time and money to get your smile where you want it. I work with my patients to make sure they have a healthy mouth and the gorgeous smile they’ve always wanted.
Finally, something that I realized more recently in my career is that a lot of dentists and dental teams make patients feel guilty, embarrassed or ashamed about the condition of their oral health. Some might not have been to a dentist in several years. Others may have never been to a dentist. Everyone has different reasons for not going, and when someone finally gets up the courage to go we celebrate it. We should be celebrating the courage it took for you to walk in my door, so that’s what we do. We celebrate you and work together to achieve your goals, whether it’s to finally get your mouth healthy or to finally invest in improving your smile or both!”
If you already have a great smile, then you feel comfortable flashing it at any time. You don’t think twice when you have your picture taken, and you make other people feel better just by showing it. You appear to have more confidence than others, and you don’t even realize it.
On the flip side, if you are not happy with your smile you don’t like to have your picture taken. When you laugh, you may cover your mouth so people won’t see your teeth. You may come across as lacking confidence or unfriendly. Maybe it’s time to stop worrying about your smile and take the simple steps to give you the gorgeous, natural-looking smile you always wanted and deserve.
Dr. Susan Estep has spent her career (15+ years) creating and delivering gorgeous smiles for her patients. Every year, she spends several weeks attending the top cosmetic dentistry continuing education courses. Intown Smile Studio uses advanced technology, materials and methods to ensure that our patients receive the best results for their smile.
Smile technology has come a long way in the last decade. Did you know that, in many cases, we can give you the perfect smile without having to drill your teeth down? Did you know we can make your smile look beautiful without looking fake?