Invest in Your Smile with Dental Implants & Cosmetic Dentistry
When people meet someone new, they usually form an instant impression. Luckily, you don’t have to be Hollywood beautiful to make a great first impression. A big friendly smile beaming with pearly white teeth is usually enough to win over most people, and to make that lasting positive first impression. This is almost a necessity in some business professions and it can help anyone improve their personal life. There’s nothing better for your self-esteem and confidence level than when people seem to take to you right away. Thus, investing in your smile can be one of the best ways to spend your money.
If you lose one or more teeth, especially teeth in the front, this can leave you with an incomplete and less attractive smile. In fact, some people purposely stop smiling when they lose teeth because they want to hide this fact. In these cases, dental implants are usually the best option for restoring your beautiful smile back to its original glory. Dental implants are far more attractive than a bridge. In fact, they look and function exactly like a real teeth as they are implanted directly into the jawbone.
The word on the street seems to be that dental implants are expensive. While it is true that the upfront investment is more than it would be for bridgework, the total cost spread over a lifetime can be considerably less for dental implants than for bridgework. This is because bridgework generally needs to be entirely replaced every eight years on average so you pay multiple times. On the other hand, most dental implants stay in place permanently so you pay only once, and they represent an effective long-term investment in your smile and appearance.
There are other ways to invest in your smile too. Professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can give you a younger overall appearance. It’s one of those changes you can make where people notice something is different and that you look great but they can’t quite put their finger on why. This of course is exactly what you want a smile makeover to accomplish!
Teeth whitening removes the stains that have accumulated on your teeth over the years. Teeth tend to yellow with age. If you have ever smoked, this can substantially yellow your teeth as well. Additionally, certain foods like blueberries and coffee can leave stains that cannot be removed with normal brushing. Your Washington DC cosmetic dentist or local area dentist can help you remove these stains and turn your yellowed teeth into a bright white smile again. In most cases, they can give you a customized kit to take home and apply the treatment in comfort and privacy. Porcelain veneers are placed directly on the surface of your teeth and can be placed in the dentist office in one day.
Look at your smile as a lifetime investment that pays off every day, and discuss with your Chevy Chase dentist whether dental implants and cosmetic dentistry are right for you.
About the Author
Dr. Gerald Marlin is a Washington D.C. specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Connect with him on Google+.