Is cosmetic dentistry worth the cost?

Our smiles reveal a lot about us. We all know how it feels to be transfixed to the perfect smiles of A-list celebrities and pop stars. We also know what it’s like to be distracted by an unsightly row of crooked, yellow teeth. For better or worse, people do notice our smiles.  The choice to […]

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Our smiles reveal a lot about us. We all know how it feels to be transfixed to the perfect smiles of A-list celebrities and pop stars. We also know what it’s like to be distracted by an unsightly row of crooked, yellow teeth. For better or worse, people do notice our smiles. 

The choice to undergo cosmetic dentistry is a very personal one. No dentist should ever pressure a patient to undergo an elective dental procedure, but dentists also understand how cosmetic dentistry can boost their patients’ self-confidence. A bright smile can leave individuals looking younger and more confident. 

If you’ve been weighing the pros and cons of cosmetic dentistry, consider this exploration of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.  

For Oral Health Reasons

Cosmetic treatments can have real benefits for your oral health. Having a whiter, more attractive smile can be a strong motivator to pay attention to oral hygiene habits. After all, you’ll want to maintain your investment by preventing your teeth from yellowing or becoming cracked. Many of our patients become more mindful of the benefits of using an electric toothbrush or investing in whitening toothpaste. There’s never a bad reason to pay closer attention when brushing and flossing.

If you opt for Invisalign treatments, your teeth will be easier to properly clean and maintain following your treatment. Crooked teeth create areas where food particles can become trapped, which eventually leads to tooth decay. 

For Work-Related Success

Studies have shown that Americans perceive people with an attractive smile as having desirable qualities. Conversely, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that nearly 75 percent of respondents felt that an unattractive smile could hinder career success.

In the workplace, this can shape how your colleagues perceive your ability to perform your job. An attractive smile also gives individuals a stronger sense of confidence and self-esteem — something that can be of great benefit in the workplace. If you are looking for a promotion or have a job interview lined up, a one-hour teeth whitening session just might tip the scales in your favor! 

For Romantic Relationships

For better or worse, a flawed smile is a setback in the dating game. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that 37 percent of poll respondents noted that a blemished smile leads to the individual appearing less attractive and even less confident than individuals with cosmetically pleasing teeth. Nearly half of adults reported that a smile is the most memorable feature that is made after a first meeting. 

For Yourself

Do you catch yourself gazing at your teeth in the mirror? There are probably two reasons. Either you’re delighted with the appearance of your smile, or, like many Americans, you’re distracted by cosmetic blemishes. Why not gaze at a perfect smile? Cosmetic procedures should be undertaken for healthy, personal reasons and not to please someone else. If you have put off treating yourself to an attractive smile, there’s no time like the present to enjoy all the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. 

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today

Undergoing cosmetic dentistry treatments can be an exciting time. Our Lombard, IL dental practice offers several cosmetic procedures:

  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • ICON treatment
  • Invisalign

People do notice our smiles. To schedule your cosmetic consultation, please contact our office online or call (630) 629-5700.

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120 E St Charles Rd
Lombard, IL 60148 USA

Phone:

(630) 629-5700

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(630) 613-9760

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Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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