Do you think that having a great-looking smile can improve your appearance and enhance your social life? Some 96% or more agreed that it can, according to a recent poll by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Regrettably, 50 – 70% of people surveyed also said they weren’t satisfied with the current state of their smiles. But they could be — by taking advantage of the “magic” of cosmetic dentistry.
There are a wide variety of treatments available today that can completely change the way you feel about your smile. From whitening dull grey teeth to repairing chipped teeth, closing gaps, even changing how much of the gums show when you grin… the possibilities are nearly limitless. If you feel that your smile could use some improvement — at any age — then let your dentist help you get the one you’ve always dreamed of.
Getting the best results from your smile makeover is very much a team effort between you and the clinical staff and lab technicians who may participate in your treatment. It’s important to communicate openly about your desires and expectations, and to become informed about the process. It starts with a thorough dental exam, to make sure any potential problems are discovered early. So why not talk to your dentist about cosmetic procedures next time you come in? Learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry.”