What is Cosmetic Dentistry and Can It Help Me Be More Successful?
Below are the expert insights of the top cosmetic dentist in Anchorage, AK:
A survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) revealed that almost all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset, 96% of adults believe a beautiful smile makes a person more attractive and 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for success in their career.
Obviously we adults put a high value on our smiles. We all know how important it is to make a good first impression. Whether we want to admit it or not, we all tend to make judgements based on our first impressions. Sometimes they’re right, many times they’re wrong. Nevertheless it happens. So it stands to reason that if we fail to make a good impression on a potential employer, coworker, client, customer or social contact, we may never get a chance to prove to them how intelligent, hard – working, qualified, sincere, friendly or honest we really are because they may never give us a second chance. When we have a pleasing smile, we tend to smile more because we are not embarrassed. Other people perceive a smiling person as happy, friendly, warm and caring. So yes, a pleasing smile, as part of the total package, can go a long way on our road to success, both in our careers and our personal life.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The AACD defines cosmetic dentistry as dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. We have all heard the saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. The same goes for smiles,everyone has a different idea of what a beautiful smile is. That being said, there are a number of elements common to the smiles that most people would consider beautiful. The AACD has quantified 36 elements that cosmetic dentists should consider when designing a smile and doing cosmetic dentistry. For example a few of these elements include color, size, shape, symmetry, arrangement, contour, proportion, gum appearance, surface texture, etc. This knowledge of the elements of a beautiful smile, the increased skill level and attention to detail is what sets apart a true cosmetic dentist from the average dentist doing “white fillings” and “porcelain crowns”.
Dr. Terry Preece, a cosmetic dentist in Anchorage, with over 35 years of experience has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1999. He is excellent at listening to your concerns and offering you several options to enhance your smile. You can then decide which one would best fit your needs. Often you can preview your new smile before you begin through the use of diagnostic wax-up models and SNAP digital imaging.
Dr. Preece blends comprehensive dentistry with cosmetic dentistry providing you with a beautiful, completely healthy, fully functional smile. His comprehensive cosmetic services include:
- Smile Design
- Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Colored Fillings
- Porcelain and Composite Resin Veneers
- Direct Bonding
- Teeth Contouring
- Gum Contouring
- Restoring Chipped Teeth
- Closing Spaces and Gaps
- Premium Esthetic Dentures
So if you’ve been wondering what could be done to brighten or enhance your smile, if you’ve ever wondered if you would be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, if you would like to increase your self- confidence and success at work because you have a beautiful smile then call Healthy Smiles Dental at (907)-341-3139 today!
You are assured that you get the best care, from the basic dental cleaning to the most complex procedures like dental implants in Anchorage AK.
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