3 Most Common Reasons Patients Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

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3 Most Common Reasons Patients Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to alter the appearance of your teeth. There are so many reasons why people opt to change their teeth, and at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter what your reason is as long as you are happy with the results. However, here are three of the most common reasons why patients opt to have cosmetic dental work completed.

1. Whiten Teeth

A bright, white smile is in. If your teeth are yellow, stained, or brown, you may not want to show your teeth. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, nearly 55% of cosmetic dentistry patients request this procedure. That makes this the most commonly demanded aesthetic procedure for teeth. While you can purchase over-the-counter whitening pastes, kits, and gels, the fastest and most effective way to achieve a bright smile that will stun people is by using products offered by dental professionals.

2. Hide Imperfections

If you have dental imperfections on your back teeth, they are hidden. But when they are front and center when you smile, you may want to hide them. This is where dental veneers come into play. Veneers can be used to hide imperfections like cracks, chips, or discoloration. Veneers can also alter the shape and size of your teeth. Many models, movie stars, and singers wear veneers to give them a picture-perfect Hollywood smile.

3. Boost Confidence

If you are unhappy with your smile, it can affect your confidence. You may feel uncomfortable smiling, laughing, singing, or talking to other people. In turn, this can affect the perception that people have of you. No one should live with a smile that they don't love. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to slightly alter or completely transform your smile. Once you have the smile of your dreams, you'll notice a huge increase in your self-esteem.

The vast majority of cosmetic dentistry is done strictly for aesthetic reasons. Unfortunately, this means that your insurance likely will not cover the work you are having done. Due to this, you want to take your time and get estimates from different professionals to find a fair price for the work you want done. If you are looking to have cosmetic dental work done and are looking to obtain an estimate, reach out to us now at Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry.

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