What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry:
- Nine out of ten adults in America consider an attractive smile to be an important social asset.
- Eight out of ten believe that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to the opposite sex.
- Three-fourths suspect that an unattractive smile can negatively impact their career opportunities.
- Nearly half said they would like to make some improvement in the appearance of their smile.
Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can improve a person''s smile. The first step is to speak with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your concerns. Often times, small improvements to a few teeth can make a big and lasting difference. Dr. Michael Mayers is a firm believer that each patient requires different amount of treatment to accomplish their goals. One solution does not fit all.
One of the tools Dr. Mayers uses to diagnosis and plan cosmetic dentistry are digital photography and cosmetic imaging where he can show you a before image and a digitally enhanced image of what your smile could look like. Another tool Dr. Mayers uses is temporary bonging or mock-ups directly in your mouth to see how your improved smile might look. The key is, once we know how we want your smile to look, we can plan how best to give you the beautiful, healthy smile you want.
Some of the treatments we use to achieve beautiful results are Invisalign invisible braces, the Waterlase MD laser to painlessly sculpt gum tissue, porcelain laminate veneers, cosmetic bonding and all porcelain crowns. The end result, regardless of the modalities used are natural looking, beautiful teeth.
Whether you elect to make subtle changes or dramatically change the way your smile looks, the improvement of your smile can help you project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.