When you want to be attractive to a prospective romantic partner, make a good impression during a job interview or in other types of social situations, chances are that you know your smile matters. A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) showed that 99.7% of the adult participants believe healthy smiles are socially important.
The AACD’s survey also found that 96% of the adult participants believe they’re more attractive to potential romantic partners when they have an appealing smile. Furthermore, adults over 50 concur that their and other people’s smiles continue to be attractive as they age.
To ensure that you have an attractive smile, it’s important to have regular dental check-ups and whitening services. When other issues arise, such as impacted wisdom teeth and gum disease, oral surgery may be required to keep you smiling bright.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? They are the last molars to erupt, and most people have 4. While not everyone’s wisdom teeth will emerge, it’s important that there is enough room for them to come in straight. Otherwise, crowding can result, and in many cases this leads to impacted wisdom teeth.
Since there’s usually only sufficient room for 28 teeth, adults will usually have these removed. This is an outpatient procedure, and 5 million people in the United States have this type of oral surgery every year.
When adults lose teeth due to periodontal disease or other reasons, more are opting for dental implants rather than bridges. The primary reason for this is because they have the appearance of natural teeth as well as the same feel and function.
Approximately 3 million adults have had dental implants to replace their missing teeth, and this number is growing every year. Approximately 10% of dentists in the United States currently perform this procedure, and more dentists are planning to offer this service to their patients.
Others Dental Services
If you’re not pleased with the appearance of your smile, there are other cosmetic dental services that you may be interested in learning more about. Dental veneers, for example, can help with creating a more uniform smile, and they, too, are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure.