It used to be that cosmetic dentistry was only accessible for the elite — only Hollywood stars or the extremely wealthy could afford to change the smile they’d been given. But these days, cosmetic dentistry is within reach for the average person. Whether your smile is yellowed, crooked, broken, or some combination of troubles, your dentist right here in Rockland County can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of having.
Cosmetic Dentistry Growing in Popularity
Economic trends in dentistry are painting a clear picture: Cosmetic dentistry is growing more popular, and there is greater demand than ever for cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, orthodontics, and reconstructive dentistry. And the numbers show that this growth is only expected to continue.
Predictions from Grand View Research estimate that the value of the cosmetic dentistry market will reach $27.95 billion by the year 2024. (For context, 2015 saw a market of $16.1 billion.) Analysts believe this is due to the average person simply having more disposable income that can be spent on cosmetic procedures. And of course, it’s because we value our smiles so much. In fact, statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry indicate that a whopping 99% of people consider their smile to be their most important social asset.
Can You Have the Smile of Your Dreams?
That means that if you haven’t even considered cosmetic dentistry yet, you’re in the minority. Your friends and coworkers are probably undergoing procedures to beautify their smile — so why aren’t you?
Maybe your smile is strong, but just needs a little brightening. Your dentist can provide in-office or at-home whitening treatments that are safer and more effective than the ones you can get over the counter at the drugstore.
Or perhaps your smile needs a little straightening out. A crooked smile is not only an aesthetic problem, but can create awkward areas that are harder to care for and could result in higher risk of decay. You can have a straighter smile discreetly, and in record time, with Invisalign (and you don’t even need to change your diet or lifestyle!)
Think your smile is too flawed to fix? Think again. Even if you have a combination of problems, porcelain veneers can solve multiple issues at once by simply giving your teeth a brand new face. Veneers can tackle tough stains or discoloration, cracked or chipped teeth, teeth that are too small or misshapen, and even gaps between teeth.
Speaking of gaps, if you’re missing a tooth, there’s no need to leave that hole in your smile. Dental implants are a tried-and-true, reliable method for permanent tooth replacement. Dental implants will look and perform exactly like your real teeth. The procedure is easier than you would think, and when properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime.
Have you had unsightly fillings in the past? Nowadays, it’s easy to create subtle fillings that blend neatly into your teeth and keep your smile bright and white. If you have old fillings that are marring your smile, you can get them replaced with tooth-colored fillings for a fresh new look.
There’s no reason to live with a smile that you aren’t happy with. Need a cosmetic dentist in Rockland County? Call (845) 627-7645 or contact us online to make an appointment and learn how we can makeover your smile.