Did you know that virtually all Americans (99.7%) truly believe that having a great smile is an important social asset? Not only that, but 96% people believe that this social asset will help make a person more attractive to the opposite sex, while 74% believe that a less-than-attractive smile could harm a person’s chances at success in their career. This is probably why year after year Americans are willing to spend so much on cosmetic dentistry services–to improve the overall quality of not only their smile, but their lives.
So what are some of the dental treatments that a cosmetic dentist can provide to improve a person’s smile?
Dental veneers are these incredibly thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, like porcelain or resin composite materials, that bond to the front of the teeth and are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Many prefer porcelain veneers because they’re more stain-resistant, and they mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. However, resin veneers require the removal of less of the tooth’s surface before placement, because they’re thinner. Each are good options, and your cosmetic dentist will be able to tell you which is the best option for you.
2. Dental Implants.
These are, essentially, replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth, which are made to match your natural teeth. Some of the benefits of dental implants besides a better smile include: an easier ability to eat, improved speech, better comfort, better durability, and improved oral health.
Invisalign are clear, orthodontic aligners. While metal braces use brackets connected by wires to move teeth, aligners are actually a series of tightly-fitting, custom-made retainers that simply slip over the teeth. Many patients prefer Invisalign because they can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Plus, nobody will know that you’re correcting your bite!
These are only a few of the services that cosmetic dentistry offers. If interested in any of these, you should contact your local cosmetic dentist and seek a consultation, where you’ll be able to learn about other services he or she can provide. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, feel free to ask in the comments. Continue reading here.