Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry So Popular?


A beautiful smile is priceless in today’s society, but few people have perfect teeth naturally. You don’t have to live with discolored, gapped, or broken teeth anymore because cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for the rich or famous. There are more treatment options than ever before, providing solutions for every situation and budget. Here’s what’s driving the popularity of cosmetic dentistry.

1. Confidence Booster

If you don’t like the way your teeth look, chances are you avoid showing them in certain settings, like when taking a picture or chatting with a friend. You don’t have to let aesthetic flaws hold you back from feeling your best.

People turn to cosmetic dentistry to boost their self-esteem. If you’re not focused on your insecurities, you will be more approachable and outgoing. Cosmetic dentistry can improve your quality of life, which is one of many reasons people are choosing elective dental services.

2. Improves Professional Image

Research has found that a pleasing smile can lead to new career opportunities. Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, a person with attractive teeth is viewed as younger, confident, successful, and intelligent. You can’t put a price on the benefits of having a stunning smile to enhance your professional image.

3. More Treatment Options

Cosmetic dentistry has become more accessible for people from all walks of life. There are more treatments than ever before, which means there’s a solution to fit everyone’s budget, like:

  • Veneers: Veneers are cost-effective because they can resolve multiple imperfections using one minimally invasive treatment.
  • Lumineers: Lumineers offer many of the same benefits as veneers, but you don’t have to alter your teeth to apply them.
  • Metal-Free Dental Restorations: Tooth-colored materials are used to create dental restorations that blend in with your teeth.
  • Dental Bonding: A composite resin offers a lot of bang for your buck because it can fix many minor issues after just one visit.
  • Teeth Whitening: In-office and at-home teeth whitening can improve discoloration by up to 8 shades.

4. Natural-Looking Results

Advancements in materials, techniques, and technologies provide natural-looking results. Only a trained dental professional will know you have any work done.

5. Many Affordable Options

You have more options than before to pay for cosmetic dentistry. You may even be able to use your dental insurance if treatment is medically necessary. You can also make monthly payments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

It is never too late to jump on the cosmetic dentistry bandwagon. The smile of your dreams is possible using the most popular solutions in dentistry.

About Dr. Gregory Palmer

Dr. Palmer achieved his dental degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He strives to provide up-to-date services. As a lifelong learner, he regularly continues his education in many specialties, like laser dentistry and CEREC technology. Request an appointment through our website or call 713-589-5988.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.