Your smile is an invaluable asset – even more valuable than your clothes, gadgets and rides.
Why? Because your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you for the first time. While a charming smile is captivating, a flawed one can make one look less attractive. So, step up your game and show off that killer smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry.
An attractive smile makes you look more confident and approachable. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, people with beautiful smiles and pearly white teeth are perceived as more friendly, attractive, and approachable. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can subtly make you more manly.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is an art that transforms flawed smiles. Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene states that cosmetic dentistry is an amalgamation of different procedures to optimize a man’s masculinity in their smile and facial features. So, even if you have perfectly aligned pearly white teeth, there is always something that cosmetic dentistry can add to your smile that makes heads turn everywhere you go.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
1. Dental Veneers
You can never go wrong with veneers when it comes to a smile makeover. According to the Canadian Dental Association, veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composites bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to brighten smiles and mask various cosmetic defects, such as tooth staining and chipped or crooked teeth.
Veneers are made of a tooth-colored material that blends perfectly with your natural teeth and becomes virtually indistinguishable. So, the outcome of veneer treatment is an irresistible macho smile.
2. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding involves placing a tooth-colored filling over crooked or chipped teeth to restore their shape and aesthetics. Dental bonding is an excellent option for restoring mild aesthetic issues such as teeth staining or fixing damaged or fractured teeth. Dental bonding is also effective in treating mild tooth overcrowding or spacing when one cannot wait for many months for orthodontic treatment to be completed.
3. Dental Crowns
A crown is a cap-shaped structure of porcelain that sits over damaged or aesthetically flawed teeth and helps restore their aesthetics and form. If you are unsatisfied with your smile and want a complete smile makeover, porcelain crowns are your best option.
4. Professional Teeth Whitening
A beautiful smile is impossible without shiny, milky-white teeth. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure in which your dentist will remove adherent coffee, tea, tobacco, or wine stains from your teeth using a safe yet powerful bleaching agent. Teeth whitening is among the most sought-after procedures in Canadian men.
The bleaching agent chemically dissolves the stains and exposes a fresh, dazzling white tooth surface. A single sitting of teeth whitening is sufficient to whiten your teeth by up to 2-3 shades, giving you the million-dollar smile you deserve.
5. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most durable and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option available. An implant is a titanium fixture inserted into the jawbone as an artificial root. The implant promotes bone formation around it over time and becomes firmly anchored within it to provide a solid foundation for the attachment of artificial teeth.
Dental implants appear, perform, and feel just like natural teeth. Implant-supported teeth have a natural look, making them virtually indistinguishable from one’s own teeth. So, when missing teeth need replacement, there is no better option than dental implants.
Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry is an art that requires mastery of clinical skills and a keen aesthetic sense. So, when it comes to grooming one’s smile and facial features, it is crucial to visit a highly experienced, qualified and renowned cosmetic dentist in your area, who will not only give you a Hollywood smile, but also ensure that you enjoy perfect dental health and minty fresh breath.
As a Swagger man, you look after and groom every aspect of yourself. So, why not optimize the part of you that builds the first impression? And that is your smile. Stand out from the crowd with a complete smile makeover that brings out your best look.
About the Author
Dr. Mehmood Asghar is a dentist by profession and an Assistant Professor of Dental Biomaterials at the National University of Medical Sciences, Pakistan. Dr. Asghar received his undergraduate and postgraduate dental qualifications from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). He is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Restorative Dentistry from Malaysia. Apart from his hectic clinical and research activities, Dr. Asghar likes to write evidence-based, informative articles for dental professionals and patients. Dr. Asghar has published several articles in international, peer-reviewed journals.