Cosmetic dentistry patients have been advised to consider their options and speak to dentists before going through with procedures.
Advice from the Poughkeepsie Journal is to speak to a dentist about possible operations and make sure you understand them before deciding whether it is the right way to go.
Ideally people should research the dentist as well as the procedure, so that patients can be sure that a dentist is qualified to carry it out, the newspaper reports.
It can be advantageous to have a local cosmetic dentistry specialist, but what is most important is that they are qualified and you can trust them to perform an operation successfully.
Mark Pitel, educational director for New York University's College of Dentistry, told the newspaper: "Porcelain laminate veneers are very popular. In many cases now you can do the laminates with minimal alterations to the natural teeth."
Recently American dentist Dr Joshua Friedman stated that cosmetic dentistry procedures have become more comfortable for patients due to advances in technology