Cosmetic Dentistry

The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mace has restored hundreds of cosmetic cases, including full-mouth reconstructions, veneers, and single implants and crowns in the front of the mouth.

For complex cases, Dr. Mace will take photos, models, a record of your bite, and other records to plan your case with what is known as a diagnostic wax-up. This is a road-map so to speak of what your new smile is planned to look like. He in turn uses this wax-up to study your bite and to make temporary restorations. When these temporary restorations, based on the wax-up, are in your mouth, you and Dr. Mace are given time to make sure the design of your new smile is correct for ideal esthetics, phonetics, and function. If any changes are needed, they can be made and communicated to the lab technician working on your case. This process ensures that your new smile will be brilliant, comfortable, and predictable. Call today to discuss your smile with Dr. Mace, and take a look at the awesome smile transformations he has delivered for his patients.

The Numbers

Cosmetic dentistry is everywhere. It’s on the faces of many people you meet, though you may not know it. Your closest friends may have their teeth bleached or bonded. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), there were 2.69 million cosmetic dental patients in 2006. If you’re considering cosmetic dental enhancements, you are not alone!

The Dentists

Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), so any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. To choose a good cosmetic dentist, review the doctors’ before-and-after photos of actual cases, ask about his or her postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry, and make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the office.

The Results

Another AACD study tells us that people with an attractive smile appear more intelligent, successful, friendly, interesting, and kind. They also appeal more to the opposite sex. Cosmetic dentists often cite the transformation in a patient’s self-image as the best thing about their job. With a brighter, straighter, shapelier smile, you may find the confidence to pursue relationships, career opportunities, and social engagements that you never thought possible. Dr. Mace offers a free cosmetic consultation! To learn more about smile enhancements at James G. Mace DDS in Washington, Missouri, call Dr. Mace and his team, today.

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