Atlanta Center for Dentistry
5014 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, United States
Atlanta Center for Dentistry: Our dentists are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and are passionate about creating beautiful smiles.
There is a different mindset in aesthetic dentistry. In general dentistry, there is a “fix it” mentality. A tooth is broken-the dentist repairs it. There’s a cavity-the dentist fills it. The “fix it” tasks in dentistry can call for an authoritarian approach, and this approach is inculcated into dentists in dental school. The dentist knows best what works and what holds up over time, and little input is needed from the patient.
In aesthetic dentistry, the dentist is creating and designing, which is a very different task from repairing. For this task, the authoritarian approach needs to be replaced with a listening approach. “How do you feel about your smile?” “How white do you want your teeth?” The dentist is treating your self-perception, and everything needs to be geared toward creating a smile that will give you confidence.