What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry describes procedures that restore or enhance your smile. These include dental crowns, bridges, dental implants, porcelain veneers and whitening.
Even simple whitening can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. The before and after pictures to the left of one of or patients shows what can be achieved in just an hour.
The top reasons my own St Louis patients are having cosmetic dental procedures to restore and update their smiles include:
Single and looking for a mate. Often the confidence that comes from having a great smile transforms an introvert into an extrovert. For many of our patients, a new smile is a life transformation.
Professional Image. For professionals, executives and any career that dealing with people, having a nice smile is no longer just a competitive edge. It’s a necessity.
Health-conscious. Maintaining the functionality of your teeth is vital to overall health and its impact is felt more as you get older. So many of our patients are health conscious. They exercise, eat right and try to stay away from medications. These same pateints understand the importance of maintaining the functionality of their teeth. These are people who do not want to have dentures in their older years.
So, is cosmetic dentistry a luxury? For many, that’s like asking if you can afford to exercise or eat right.