What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Warning: Only a very few dentists can provide the best cosmetic results
Cosmetic dentistry is a term that includes various dental procedures, all with the goal of improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. While many people refer to these procedures as a ‘smile makeover’, collectively they all have the ability to transform what is currently a smile suffering from chipped, cracked, broken, discolored, or missing teeth into something that any celebrity would be happy to show off!
You see, whether you realize it or not your smile has A LOT to do with they other people view you. Sure, we’ve all been taught to never judge a book by it’s cover, but according to a recent study by the American Academy of Periodontology, 94% of people say that when meeting someone new for the first time, the first thing they are likely to notice is their smile.
So, the question is, what is your smile saying about you?
Now,one common misconception is that just any ol’ dentist can perform cosmetic dentistry procedures. Not true!
Cosmetic dentistry should be thought of as a sub-specialty in the dental profession and while many general dentists say they offer cosmetic dentistry, you should be extremely careful and fully investigate these claims. The techniques used to create that Hollywood smile are NOT a part of most dental school curriculum and as a result, for a dentist to truly be a cosmetic dentist, it means he’s invested considerable time and money to receive additional training AFTER completing dental school.
You see, while general dentistry requires a very technical sets of skills, cosmetic dentistry is a profession that requires both technical skills as well as an artistic and creative eye. After all, you’re not just cleaning someone’s teeth, you’re actually creating a visible solution that must look natural and attractive.
So, as you consider your options when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist, be very careful and be sure to do your homework!
Here are some of the various cosmetic dentistry services we provide:
The solution that will be best for your situation really depends on the individual. In order to make a decision, it’s important to consult with a cosmetic dentist so they can better understand your concerns about your smile and what you hope to achieve.
To get your questions answered about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment to discuss your own smile make-over, Contact Us or call us at (513) 896-1573 today!