All too often, patients at Denton Dental Center come into the practice who are unhappy about their smile. Even if their teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. Balington is used to hearing patients wish their smile was more attractive. Considering the data on the subject, this isn’t all that surprising.
According to a 2012 study paid for by the American Academy of Orthodontists and conducted by Wakefield Research, just over one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile. In that same study, 48 percent of Americans aged 18 to 24 untagged a picture of themselves on Facebook because they were unhappy with their smile. Notably, 36 percent of believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth.
If you’re regularly told that your mouth is healthy but don’t feel comfortable smiling around friends and family, it may be time to consider a smile makeover. In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to highlight a few of the treatments our practice provides and how you can get started improving your smile’s appearance right away!
Statistic Brain Research Institute estimated teeth whitening to be an $11 billion industry in 2017. Additionally, it’s estimated that over 40 million people take advantage of teeth whitening treatments annually, based on data collected by Statista. By calculating data coming from the U.S. Census and Simmons National Consumer Survey, researchers can reasonably predict the use of teeth whitening to increase well into 2020.
With such a growing demand for a whiter smile, it’s important that our patients realize that over-the-counter teeth whitening products only go so far. With in-office and take-home whitening solutions, you can achieve a smile that’s several shades whiter and won’t quickly fade away like store-bought alternatives. In-office whitening only takes one appointment, while take-home whitening only takes about two weeks! It’s the perfect way to introduce yourself to the world of cosmetic dentistry and what it has to offer.
Have you ever bitten into your favorite BBQ or slice of pizza only to hear a sudden crack inside your mouth? Perhaps you forgot to wear a mouthguard while playing football, only to be met with a hard tackle that left your tooth chipped. These damages have the potential to become a dental emergency, but other times they can be purely cosmetic.
While it’s a good that no damage occurred inside your tooth, these chips and cracks can make it incredibly difficult for you to flash your smile as much as you’d like. With the help of composite resin, Dr. Balington can easily fill the chips and cracks in your smile. This material is easy to blend, so making sure it matches your current tooth color is simple and easy!
For some, a single cosmetic treatment simply won’t be enough. Those with severe discoloration that whitening treatments can’t fix, numerous chips and cracks, or gaps and misaligned teeth may want to consider one of the most comprehensive treatments available in cosmetic dentistry to date: porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers utilize durable dental ceramic to hide multiple imperfections in teeth at a time. Each veneer is custom-made to blend in with your current teeth, so you don’t have to worry about your smile looking natural after application. With regular at-home care and checkups, they can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years!
When your smile is imperfect, it’s understandable why you wouldn’t want others to notice in person or in photos. But that doesn’t have to be your reality when advanced cosmetic treatments at Denton Dental Center are available. Dr. Balington and his team make sure to hear all your needs before starting any treatment, so you can rest knowing that your vision of a beautiful smile is taken into consideration before treatment begins. If you or someone you know could benefit from a smile makeover, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment!