Going to the dentist is important. We all know this. It is recommended that patients get their teeth cleaned and examined every six months. You smile is also important. But your smile has always bothered you because your teeth are not as straight, white, or beautiful as you like. So, you do not smile. That is sad and it need not be this way. There is help available. You can smile again.
Cosmetic dental work has helped millions get their smile back. You are meant to smile, so do not let your less than best smile keep you from it. We’re all meant to smile. In fact, more than 30% of people smile more than 20 times per day, while less than 14% of people smile less than five times per day, according to Forbes magazine.
Additionally, a good smile can propel you to success. For example, in a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly three-quarters (74%) of adults said that they felt an unattractive smile can hurt their career success, and, remarkably, 99.7% of adults say that having a healthy smile is socially important. Put another way, 75% of adults feel that an attractive smile can help them succeed in their careers.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry and How can it Help
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. The AACD is the primary dental resource for patients who strive to maintain optimal dental health, function, and appearance throughout their lifetime.
Cosmetic Dental Work: Procedures
A beautiful smile can enhance your overall appearance. Even a small adjustment or enhancement can raise your confidence, self-esteem, and you’ll want to smile more! There have been many advances in the different disciplines of dentistry including in cosmetic dentistry. A few of the procedures done by a cosmetic dentist that can enhance your smile include:
- Dental implants. Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth. A dental implant, along with a crown built on the implant, replaces a missing tooth or teeth.
- Porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of your natural enameled teeth while providing overall strength and resilience.
- Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the look of your natural teeth while also providing strength and resilience, which mimics healthy enameled teeth.
- Teeth whitening. External tooth whitening happens when teeth are bleached by direct contact with a safe and commonly used whitening agent. This procedure can cover your visible or your full set of teeth.
These are only a few of the common enhancements to your smile provided by cosmetic dental work.
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