Consultation Options and Your 1st Appointment
New Patient Consultation
If it has been a long time since you have been to the dentist or are considering joining our dental family, set up an appointment today. This appointment establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you and will allow us to evaluate your complete dental health and smile. The appointment will include the following:
• Complete medical & dental history review,
• discussion of any specific concerns and future goals
• low-radiation digital X-Rays
• clinical evaluation of your teeth, gums and bite
We will then examine our findings of your examination with you, we will create a plan that addresses your concerns and fits within your budget and schedule. By understanding your options, you can make an informed decision on your dental care. It is your choice, whether you want all of the treatment, some of it or do it in phases. You also have the choice whether to do any treatment at all. We will discuss the pros and cons of all of your options. We give you the flexibility to choose the option that best meets your needs and will ensure that we help you maximize your dental benefits. This meeting is a baseline for future comparisons and is the basis for a lifetime master plan for oral health.
Free Cosmetic Consultation
At this meeting we will carefully listen to your smile concerns. It will include a brief exam as well as discussion of your goals and treatment options. In most cases, we will provide a fee estimate, financing options as well as time needed to complete treatment.
Not sure? Dr. Yolanda Cruz understands the anxiety many people have about finding a new dentist and trusting them to work in their mouth. Dr. Yolanda Cruz has years of experience caring for patients with all types of dental problems. To help you choose the right dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cruz invites you for a free initial consultation so that you can come tour the office, meet the team, ask questions, and see if it is right for you. without any obligation or cost. Call today and start your journey to achieve the smile of your dreams.
What to Expect
Building a foundation of honor and trust by treating our patients as unique individuals is vital to our success. We can appreciate how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental appointments and how we can make a difference in providing a positive and relaxing experience.
Our team is dedicated to providing excellent, personalized care and service to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We will listen to your concerns, and develop an understanding of your unique needs and desires. Together with you, we will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your goals within your busy schedule and budget. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take care of your dental needs and we look forward to serving you.
Out of Town Guests
Looking for a getaway as well as dental care that will surpass your expectations? Toronto, Ontario is your answer. From spa treatments to great restaurants and shopping, Toronto makes an exciting starting point on your new journey. Dr. Yolanda Cruz is fortunate to have a loyal following of visitors from all over North America, Europe, Asia and as far as the Middle East. It is our pleasure to accommodate our out-of-town guests by assisting with travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, restaurant reservations, and ground transportation. Kristine, our caring concierge, will be happy to help you enjoy a relaxing weekend away, and we’ll send you home with a souvenir that will change your life!
Exciting Toronto Activities:
- Hockey Hall of Fame
- CN Tower
- AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario)
- ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)
- The Distillery district
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Our office is conveniently located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and we serve patients across Markham, Richmond Hill, and North York.
How To Choose A Cosmetic Dentist in Toronto
Today more than ever, the choice of a cosmetic dentist is a critical choice that should be made with the utmost care. So how do you choose the right cosmetic dentist? After all, in today’s marketplace, there are many general dentists who perform at least some types of cosmetic dental procedures. Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic influx of “cosmetic dentists” into the field that being a ‘cosmetic dentistry’ in the industry is almost a cliche . . . passe’. Why? Because these days, any general dentist who does things as simple as whitening teeth can claim to hold the title of a cosmetic dentist. So when someone is looking to get that perfect Hollywood smile, what should they expect? The question remains: are all dentists the same?
Choosing the right cosmetic dentist for you, one with extensive hands-on training, substantial experience in complex cases, and a gentle approach that compliments your wants and needs is critical to achieving the most successful outcome – your dazzling new smile. Those educated and are able to discern will realize that most cosmetic dentistry, if done properly, is a complex and precise set of operative procedures that will dramatically affect their lives for years to come.
Selecting among cosmetic dentists can be a quite difficult and rather confusing process. In the end, it comes down to a personal decision that each person must make for him or herself. We can, however, offer some advice, which our clients have found immensely helpful during the selection process. After discussing it with some of our clients, we believe the most important of these tips are summarized in the following:
- Take Your Time
Most cosmetic dental procedures are optional procedures, not emergencies. Time spent learning about the dental procedures, different techniques and materials, and cosmetic dentists you are considering will pay great dividends in terms of your emotional comfort and understanding later. If you’re hesitant, see a couple different experienced cosmetic dentists for a consultation.
- Post Graduate Cosmetic Dental Training
In order to perform cosmetic dental procedures at the highest level, technical skill, an artistic eye, and a rigorous program of post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry is required. It may surprise you to know that the vast majority of dental schools don’t teach any courses in cosmetic dentistry. Your mouth should not be the place for on-the-job training. Therefore, it is crucial that the cosmetic dentist you select is continually completing series of hands-on courses in cosmetic dentistry. If you want to get optimal results, in-depth training is essential for a cosmetic dentist to learn the latest techniques and materials.
- Professional Cosmetic Dentistry Credentials
Just as in medicine, in dentistry, specialties exist that indicate a higher level of education, knowledge, and expertise in particular areas of focus.
Find a cosmetic dentist who is truthful in his/her assessment of your needs and of their ability to meet your expectations. Be wary of the dentist minimizing your recovery period and telling you just how “simple and easy” everything is going to be.
- A Caring Approach & Great Communication
Find a doctor with a good bedside manner who conveys to you that they care about you not just as a client, but as a person as well. Cosmetic dentistry is not a single operation, but a process. Find someone that you can talk easily with. It is just as important that he/she understands what you desire as it is for you to understand what they are describing.
- A Sense of Perfectionism
Find a cosmetic dentist who is accurate in his/her evaluation of your needs, meticulous in their craftsmanship, and precise in the execution of their operative plan. Although perfection is in the eye of the beholder, you should make sure this doctor will do whatever it takes without cutting corners, not only to satisfy you, but also to meet their own personal standards of excellence.
- An Artistic Eye
While technical virtuosity is necessary to produce a great clinical result, it is not necessarily sufficient. First-rate cosmetic dentistry demands a highly sophisticated artistic sense. In order to achieve an optimal aesthetic result, you must have a clear vision of what is artistically possible and appropriate.
- Extensive Smile Design Experience
Before you randomly select one of the cosmetic dentists from the phone book or rely on your long-time family dentist to give you the smile design of your dreams, think again. Remember that great cosmetic dentistry is a form of art. The fact is, many dentists are generalists who simply have not performed cosmetic smile designs very many times or with a regularity that leads to the necessary mastery of this art.
- Make Sure You Review Before and After Photos of Work Actually Performed by the Cosmetic Dentists
You will want to look at before/after photos of cosmetic dentistry that has actually been performed by the dentist that you are considering. But you want to confirm that you are seeing actual work of the dentist you are considering, so make sure that the before photos you look at are also cases similar to yours.
- Other Things You May Want to Consider
A tour of the office including sterilization areas, references from other patients and questioning or testing technology and materials used in the practice are all things you may want to look well into.
WHAT TYPE OF SMILE DO YOU HAVE?
Look into a mirror and smile at yourself. Do you like what you see? Now look again, and just think of a funny moment in your life. Did your smile change? Usually it does. This is the smile you show when you hear or see something funny. It is a much larger smile than you would give when posing. Are you becoming a little more self-conscious now? When your smile is improved by Dr. Yolanda Cruz, you feel confident and look great no matter how you smile. Our smile analysis is a way to help us figure out what is holding your smile back: what bothers you about your teeth and what can be done to help you have the smile you have always wanted. Take the following survey below:
- (Y/N) In general, are you happy with the appearance of your smile?
- (Y/N) Are your teeth noticeably stained?
- (Y/N) When you smile, do you see any missing teeth?
- (Y/N) Do your teeth look too small for your face?
- (Y/N) When you smile can you see crooked, uneven or crowded teeth?
- (Y/N) Are there spaces between your teeth?
- (Y/N) Are the edges of your upper teeth worn flat?
- (Y/N) Do the old fillings in your teeth make them look dark?
- (Y/N) Do your teeth seem to tilt one way or the other when you smile?
- (Y/N) Does gum recession make your teeth look too long when you smile?
- (Y/N) Are your gum levels at the necks of your teeth noticeably irregular when you smile?
- (Y/N) Does it seem like you show too much gum tissue when you smile?
- (Y/N) When you have your picture taken are you embarrassed to smile?
- (Y/N) Do you have the habit of hiding your mouth with your hand when you laugh because you are embarrassed about the appearance of your smile?
- (Y/N) Do you tend to smile with your lips closed instead of flashing a happy smile when taking pictures?
- (Y/N) Have you ever held back a laugh because you felt uncomfortable with your smile?
- (Y/N) Do you have any old crowns that donâ€™t look natural or have dark edges?
- (Y/N) Is there anything you would like to change about your teeth in a full (laughing) smile?
- (Y/N) Do any of the teeth look too long or short for your face?
- (Y/N) Do any of your teeth have a shape you do not like?
- (Y/N) Do any of your crowns not match your natural teeth?
- (Y/N) Are the gums pink and healthy looking everywhere (as oppose to red and swollen)
- (Y/N) Are your gums irregularly shaped (higher on some teeth and lower on others)?
- (Y/N) Are the curvatures of the gum tissue on the necks of the teeth a good shape (half moon shape)?
- (Y/N) Have the gums receded from the necks of the teeth in any spots?
If you answered yes to ANY of the above questions, we can help give you a better, more beautiful smile. Read on to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments available to you. Book your free cosmetic consultation today!