Do you know how important an attractive smile can be to someone's self-esteem? If you suffer with a ‘less-than-perfect-smile” then you know that a great smile is directly related to self-confidence, self-esteem and other’s perception of you. According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Most cosmetic dentistry patients in his practice of 32 years are 40-60 years old.
While there are several cosmetic dentistry treatments available today that are more available to the general population, it is important to make an educated decision about the procedure and the dentist you choose.
For those who have unattractive teeth, or who have teeth they are unhappy with, here are some popular cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Patients with moderate to severe discoloration should use professional teeth whitening to assure an even white tone without over-bleaching. This typically takes no more than an hour per visit.
The second-most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is dental veneers. These thin layers, frequently made of porcelain, are placed over teeth to correct problems such as discoloration and gaps all at one time. Veneers can last seven to 20 years with proper care.
Teeth make a difference in first impressions. A study showed that the more than 5,000 single men and women surveyed said they judge a potential partner on their teeth most upon first meeting them. Teeth were higher than clothing and hair and all other factors.
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners offers cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers. However, as a prosthodontist, Dr. Johnson, considered a pioneer in the synergistic use of computers in dental treatment, is also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry, facelift dentures, and bone grafting sinus lifts. Contact us.