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4 Top Tips to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Huntersville, NC

Your smile deserves the best cosmetic dentist in Huntersville, NC
You can trust your smile to Dr. Merrill at NorthStar Dentistry for Adults

In the market for a cosmetic dentist?

Your search probably began with a Google search for “best cosmetic dentist in Huntersville, NC.”

And your search results probably gave you lists upon lists of the “Top 10 cosmetic dentists in Huntersville.”

So what’s the easiest way to decipher through these lists to truly find THE best cosmetic dentist?

Follow our top four tips, and before you know it, you will have found THE ONE!

1. The best cosmetic dentist has the results you want!

One sure fire way of knowing who is the best cosmetic dentist in Huntersville, NC is:

To look at their real patient results.

A talented cosmetic dentist will have their patients’ before and after photos on their website, often in a gallery or testimonials section.

If a dentist doesn’t have before and after patient photos online, we strongly recommend that you ask to see some before receiving any cosmetic dental work.

If you look at a dentist’s before and after photos and envy what you see, that’s a good sign. And on the contrary, if you don’t want to have similar results to what you see, then run for hills (that’s clearly not the best cosmetic dentist for you).

Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Merrill is a master in the craft of cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is a balance of exceptional dental care and artistic skill, which Dr. Merrill exceeds every time.

Check out his patients’ real makeover results in our extensive smile gallery!

In this video below, you can see the dramatic, yet natural-looking results Dr. Merrill achieves with his patients. This video also explains the methods he used, which gives you an idea of how your smile could be transformed at NorthStar Dentistry for Adults.


2. The best cosmetic dentist is backed by facts

Anyone can claim they are “the best,” but actions speak louder than words.

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a recognized specialty like an orthodontist or periodontist is, but you deserve someone who treats it like it is.

For example:

Dr. Merrill is one of only 400 dentists worldwide who has completed education to be recognized as an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

The best cosmetic dentist will be backed with positive reviews, awards, and certifications proving they are THE BEST.

See what others are saying about the dentist by reading reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Also, ask the dentist if they have won any awards and make a note of what they were for, who voted, and how recent.

We also recommend reviewing a dentist’s credentials such as previous and ongoing education, memberships, and involvement in the dental community.

Here are a few ways Dr. Merrill is backed by facts:

Click here to learn more about Dr. Merrill and what makes him the best cosmetic dentist in Huntersville, NC.

3. The best cosmetic dentist is convenient

Receiving dental care should not be an inconvenience. You need a dentist who helps you, not causes more chaos in your life.

Here are some essential questions you can typically find the answers to on a dentist’s website. And if you can’t, then maybe that’s a sign.

Where is the office located?

If the office isn’t easy for you to get to, imagine all the appointments you will be “running late” to because of traffic or need to reschedule.

At NorthStar Dentistry for Adults, we are conveniently located near you in Huntersville, NC, and serve the following communities: Huntersville, Cornelius, Charlotte, Concord, Davidson, Fort Mill, Gastonia, and Rock Hill.

Do the office’s opening hours fit into your schedule?

If you prefer early morning appointments, then there’s no point in choosing a dentist who opens at 9 am (unless you consider that to be early, in which case, we are jealous).

Our office fluctuates our opening hours throughout the week to be able to accommodate more patients’ schedules. We can easily see you before or after work with early morning and evening appointments available.

What insurances do they accept? What other payment options are there?

The financial aspect of receiving dental care can be one of the most confusing. That’s why it’s best to know what to expect before you walk in their doors, so there are no surprises.

If you have dental insurance, you should check to see if they are in-network. Otherwise, you may not be able to maximize your coverage there.

Don’t have insurance? See what other options there are like a payment plan or discount for paying in full.

Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Merrill wants to help as many people as possible. That’s why he doesn’t restrict himself with limited financial options. Our patients’ financial options include an in-house membership plan with discounts, a payment plan through CareCredit, dental insurance, and of course, cash, check, and cards.

Dr. Merrill and Dr. Bunn with office shots of NorthStar Dentistry for Adults.

4. The best cosmetic dentist offers the best patient experience

The best cosmetic dentist is more than one person. In fact, it’s not exactly about a person. It’s about the patient experience from what you see online to how you feel about your smile years after treatment and every little thing in between.

The conveniences of a dentist and office make up a big part of the patient experience. Another factor to consider is:

How many services are offered?

How many services does that dentist offer under ONE roof? Typically, the more, the better!

Having a dentist who can offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services under one roof, often eliminates the need for you to see other specialists in a different location. This can save you time and money.

Some dentists offer general and restorative dentistry in addition to cosmetics. This can be beneficial if you would like to have just one dentist for all your needs.

It’s important to note that a cosmetic dentist should also take into account your overall oral health and function.

At NorthStar Dentistry for Adults, we offer cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry under one roof. You will likely never have to leave our office for your dental needs.

In addition to Dr. Merrill, we also have another dentist, Dr. David Bunn.

Dr. Bunn is an implantologist with a focus on comprehensive dentistry. He has received extensive training in placing dental implants – the #1 solution for missing teeth.

Dr. Bunn excels at restorative dentistry and helps patients like you smile with confidence again. Check out a real patient’s testimonial below!

His accomplishments include:

Click here to meet Dr. Bunn!

Finding the best cosmetic dentist in Huntersville, NC

Our top four tips for finding the best cosmetic dentist near you should help you narrow down your search to “the best” and more importantly, the best for YOU.

Do you live near Huntersville? If so, come try out our award-winning and patient-loved dental office! We may just have everything you are looking for in the best cosmetic dentistry in Huntersville.

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been completely revamped for comprehensiveness and timeliness.