Choosing the best dentist is a subjective matter. The best dentist for you may not be the best for someone else and vice versa. But since there is no objective way to evaluate dentists and determine who’s the best, you’ll have to compare the qualifications of dentists and decide for yourself which one is right for you.
There are several reasons that many patients in San Antonio consider Dr. Gilberto Tostado to be one of the best dentists.
Specialist Training and Qualifications
Dr. Tostado has gone beyond the training of a general dentist to become a specialist in restorative dentistry. After becoming a licensed dentist, he went on to complete an additional three years of residency training to become a prosthodontist.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has specialized in the restoration of damaged or missing teeth. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, and in the words of that organization:
“A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed dental school plus at least three additional years of advanced training and education in an CODA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. They specialize in treating and handling dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structures. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more.”
Commitment to Education
Dr. Tostado believes that continuing education is the key to continually providing the best dental care to his patients. The State of Texas requires dentists to have 12 hours of continuing education per year. Dr. Tostado completes well over 100 hours every year through various courses, conferences, and professional peer study groups.
A Modern and Welcoming Dental Practice
Here at 5 Star Dental Group, Dr. Tostado wants to provide his patients with the very best in terms of both dental treatment and comfort. Our practice houses the latest dental technology so that Dr. Tostado can make accurate diagnoses and provide timely treatment.
- Digital dental x-ray equipment including a panoramic x-ray machine
- Oral cancer screening technology
- A CEREC system for same-day dental crowns
- Intraoral camera
- Digital impressions
Additionally, patients love 5 Star Dental Group because we offer amenities such as complimentary hot beverages, freshly baked cookies, aromatherapy in the treatment area, and free wifi.
A Beautiful Smile Guarantee
Dr. Tostado stands behind his dental artistry with a “Beautiful Smile Guarantee.” He’ll take some extra steps in the treatment planning process to ensure that you love the results. For example, he will let you test drive temporary dental veneers to see how you like the color and shape and he won’t cement your veneers in place until he’s convinced that you’re happy with how they look.
How to Choose the Best Dentist
Is Dr. Tostado the right dentist for you? You can check out Dr. Tostado’s Smile Gallery to see why his other satisfied clients loved the treatment they received. But the best way to find out is to come and meet Dr. Tostado yourself.
Call us or fill out our Request an Appointment form to plan a visit with Dr. Tostado.