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CHICAGO, IL, June 24, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Open any magazine, flip on the television or study the big screen and you will see countless bright, white, award-winning smiles looking back at you. But perfect smiles are not reserved just for celebrities and wealthy individuals; you may even regard your co-workers' , friends' , family members or neighbors' grins with envy. Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for anyone to gain a beautiful, healthy smile.
What constitutes an award-winning smile?
Everyone has heard the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."Likewise, everyone has their own opinions of what characteristics a "perfect" smile would have. Cosmetic dentists must work with patients to understand each individual's expectations in order to determine which procedures will have the desired effect.
Cosmetic dentists are artisans as well as technologically-savvy doctors. The most experienced dentists, such as those who have post-graduate training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), take this artistry to a whole new level. In order to create outstanding smiles, these dentists evaluate everything from the patient's current dental health and condition of the teeth to the patient's facial features. The goal is to give each patient a natural-looking smile that complements the patient's facial structure.
What procedures can create award-winning smiles?
There are dozens of dental procedures that skilled cosmetic dentists use to help restore damaged or imperfect teeth. Some of the most common procedures include:
-Porcelain veneers: Thin shells bonded to the front of imperfect teeth
-Porcelain crowns: Caps placed over existing severely damaged teeth
-Dental bonding: Tooth-like resin that is shaped to look and act like normal teeth
-Tooth whitening: Professional in-office or at-home treatments
-Porcelain fillings: A natural-looking alternative to silver amalgam fillings
-Tooth contouring: Techniques to reshape teeth that are too long, thin, pointy, uneven, etc.
-Gum contouring: Removal of gum tissue to create better gum/teeth harmony
-Dental Implants: Artificial replacements for damaged or missing tooth roots which act as anchors for replacement teeth or dentures
-Dentures and partials: Removable replacement teeth
Why is a "perfect" smile so desirable?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry references research recently conducted by Beall Research & Training of Chicago which stated "a new smile will make you appear more intelligent, interesting, successful and wealthy to others." While not everyone will have this type of response to a person with a dazzling smile, consumer studies have shown that people with straight, white teeth are regarded as attractive.
There is no doubt that most people who make the decision to undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures from experienced dentists express feelings of increased self-confidence with their new smiles.
If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures that can produce award-winning smiles, please visit the website of Colonial Dental Group in Illinois to arrange a free cosmetic dentistry consultation. With three LVI-trained dentists on staff, Colonial Dental Group has years of experience in resolving any type of dental issue.
Source: Colonial Dental Group
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