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I've always wanted to have a movie star smile, but my teeth were yellow. Thank you Dr. Morgan! You've made it fun to smile again."
- Cathy, Patient of Dr. Morgan
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If you want to improve your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help!
Cosmetic Dentistry is a highly individualized personal service encompassing a variety of dental procedures that are designed to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.
Depending on your situation and goals, varied cosmetic dental procedures can be used alone or in combination to achieve a ‘smile makeover’. There are techniques to correct each of these problems: chipped, cracked, broken, discolored, crowded or missing teeth; teeth that are too short or too long. These corrections are made with the goal of a more esthetically pleasing, yet natural-looking smile.
How much cosmetic dentistry is enough?
The extent of the changes is up to you. Your smile enhancement should be as individually unique as you are. Be sure you discuss all the pros and cons with your cosmetic dentist before deciding on permanent changes to your teeth. More is not always better: very often, it is possible to achieve major improvements with minor procedures.
Your results will be determined not just by the technical training and skill of the dentist but also by his/her ability to listen to you and understand what you want.
Whether you realize it or not, your smile has A LOT to do with how other people see you. Sure, we’ve all been taught to never judge a person by their looks, but according to a recent study by the American Academy of Periodentology, 94% of people say that when meeting someone new for the first time, the first thing they are likely to notice is the person’s smile.
The question is, what first impression is your smile making for you?
Is your smile an asset or a handicap you must overcome? Do you consciously try not to smile too wide or hide some of your teeth when you smile? Do you avoid smiling altogether? Don’t kid yourself; that affects how people relate to you. You don’t have to live like that!
Whether a less-than-pleasing smile is causing you a lowered self-image; or it isn’t and you’re happily in denial that nobody notices; the impression it creates for others is still the same. Why not ask a trusted friend or loved one if improving your smile would make a difference?
It’s not that everyone has to have a movie star smile, but no one should unnecessarily limit their enjoyment of life simply because of an unattractive smile that can be easily improved. Depending on specifics, big improvements can often be accomplished with surprisingly little effort or expense.
Who should I go to for my cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty of dentistry. But it is an aspect of general restorative dentistry that requires extra training that is not included in the usual dental school curriculum. Any general dentist can offer cosmetic dentistry, and it seems most do. But for a dentist to truly be a cosmetic dentist, it means he must invest considerable time and money to receive additional training AFTER completing dental school.
What makes a great cosmetic dentist?
While general dentistry requires a high level of technical skills, cosmetic dentistry requires, in addition to technical skills, an artistic and creative eye; and even more, it requires the non-technical ability to listen and understand what the individual really wants, determine if it can be created, and the skills to translate that into an actual visible result.
Successful general dentistry is mostly objective and concrete; successful cosmetic dentistry is both concrete and also highly subjective, judged largely by emotions: how it looks and how you feel when you look at it.
So, as you consider your options when it comes to choosing a cosmetic dentist, be careful, do your homework and meet with the dentist you select to see if you feel the trust and rapport necessary to accomplish your goals. We are always ready and willing to consult with you about your cosmetic dentistry goals and ideas. You can call us at (207) 839-2655 to set up a no-charge, no-commitment, cosmetic consultation.
Here are some of the cosmetic dentistry services we provide:
- Natural Looking Crowns
- Natural Looking White Fillings
- Professional Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Invisalign Orthodontics
- Dental Implants
- Natural Looking Fixed Bridges
- Reconstructive Procedures
Is there cosmetic dentistry you’ve been wanting to do but are fearful of the process? The answer is Sedation Dentistry. Even if you get nervous just thinking about it, you can have your dentistry done while you are relaxed and comfortable!
The solution that will be best for you really depends on your unique situation. In order to make a decision, it’s important to know all of your options and the pros and cons of each. We can discuss these with you and decide which of the varied techniques fits your own needs and wants to achieve the result you are hoping for.
To get your questions answered about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment to discuss your own smile concerns, use our Online Appointment Form or Contact Morgan Dental Care at (207) 839-2655.
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