Sometimes, looks actually do matter. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry shows that the smile has a very long-lasting impression, as most believe that it will always be attractive despite aging:
About (45%) of survey participants agree a smile is the most attractive feature, no matter their age. Conversely, very few think that the body (10%), hair (6%), or legs (5%) are as appealing as we age.
Roughly half (54%) of respondents ages 50+ attest that a smile can withstand the test of time most attractively as someone ages, compared with 39 percent of 18-49 year-olds who feel the same.
Given the importance of a perfect smile, most people surveyed would be willing to spend money safeguarding their teeth as they age.
This is for good reason; oral habits can affect a person’s confidence. Dental practitioners like Frederick Lehmann, DDS, PA, a general and cosmetic dentist in Chapel Hill, believes that bad teeth may create self-esteem issues. By contrast, people with healthy oral habits enjoy increased self-confidence in everything they do. To help take care of their teeth, they often turn to the protective power of dental veneers. There are
Porcelain veneers and benefits
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that look like the surface of ordinary teeth. They can solve a variety of cosmetic dental issues, as it can correct tooth enamel, even out tooth alignment and spacing, fix chipped or cracked teeth, and prevent discoloration. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, porcelain veneers are reckoned to be what celebrities use to achieve photogenic smiles. Veneers have the advantage of looking natural, and they can resist coffee or tea stains and cigarette smoke, which makes the teeth they protect less prone to yellowing.
No-prep veneers are for people with mildly discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth. They derive their name from the fact that the dentist doesn’t need to remove as much tooth material as would normally be required. This means they can be installed faster and with less hassle on the part of the patient.
In the end, veneers in general might be the perfect solution for all your cosmetic dental issues. Get some veneers from Chapel Hill dentists like Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA and you’ll be on your way to better oral health and self-esteem.
Source: (A Picture Perfect Smile: The Secret to Attractiveness At Any Age, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, n.d.)