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Six Intriguing facts on Cosmetic Dentistry

Calender Icon   September 29, 2016

6 Intriguing Facts about Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has done wonders for people across the ages. Its growing popularity and wide acceptance continues to spread with the use of latest techniques and technologies. You might believe that its modern benefits of teeth whitening, straightening and solutions to missing teeth are luxuries of modern dentistry but in reality cosmetic dentistry has been practiced way before the modern age.

 

Cosmetic dentistry dates back to 700 B.C

 

There is historical evidence that ancient people were involved in making ivory and bone dentures as far back as 700 B.C. The regular practice was the teeth of deceased or living people were extracted and sold for those persons in need. This practice didn’t last long as the results were unhygienic and proved detrimental to the person’s health.  As per evidence, people made gold bridges and crowns in early 200 A.D and in Egyptian culture, seashells were hammered into the gums as tooth replacement. Although crude, this practice makes it clear that dental implants procedure has been in trend far longer than modern dentistry.

  • A dentists initiates the idea of a cosmetic treatment

It is found that in 8 out of the 10 cosmetic cases, it is the dentist who talks about the treatment options. Patients are often seen uncomfortable to put a query for a suitable cosmetic solution at the consultation session. Even if majority of them are unhappy with their smiles, they don’t make effort to know about the available cosmetic makeover options. 

  • Teeth whitening is the most accepted option

Whitening is considered as a popular treatment option as it is the most known procedure. People know that by having teeth whitening treatment they would get faster results, it is often the gateway into more extensive cosmetic treatment as well.

 

Cosmetic dentistry is a future investment

 

There are certain physical changes that turn up with increasing age. But despite these inevitable changes, your smile remains unaffected and unchanged. Its importance stays as lively as it were in the past.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry –both an Art and Science

It is an art. Though some treatments such as porcelain dental veneers and whitening are performed by a general dentist, it requires skilled hands to apply the tools and techniques for an improved smile. The concerned cosmetic surgeon needs to have extensive knowledge about facial structure and aesthetics to ensure effective results. 

 

  • Smile is an influential thing

It is often considered that an attractive smile is crucial for a pleasing first impression. It is the most important characteristic one notices on your very first encounter. It is a secret key that determines your nature and personality. It reduces stress and tiredness, creates strong bonding in relationships and most importantly spreads happiness all around. 

So, are you looking forward to an improved and brighter smile with cosmetic dentistry? Click here now to book your appointment right away.

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