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Cosmetic Dentistry Trends

As technology continues to advance so many industries in our world today, Cosmetic Dentistry is no different in keeping strides with many improvements in methodology in improving your smile. Whether you are looking for a subtle change or a complete smile makeover, today’s equipment and techniques can help you achieve a healthy, visually appealing smile, with plenty more to come.

The Benefits of Improving your Smile

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2004 conducted a study that found that virtually all Americans believe a smile is an important social asset, and that 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. Also, 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chance for career success. Social psychologists tell us that most people spend about 30 seconds making their first impressions of people. Thus, the smile is integral in this process. A bright, healthy smile can enhance self-confidence and energize others around you. Studies show that new and restored smiles make people feel younger and more confident. Both men and women rate smiles and teeth as the second most important attractive feature, with personality in the top slot.

Today’s Technology with Veneers

Advancements in cosmetic dentistry ensure that everyone can get the perfect smile. The biggest changes might well be with veneers. Veneers are individually handcrafted by dental technicians and placed on top of the existing teeth, creating a very natural smile. New materials have allowed veneers to become thinner and thinner reducing tooth preparation. Tooth whitening doesn't work for everyone. Excess whitening can weaken the tooth. Neither does cosmetic bonding. Some teeth are just more sensitive than others. Fortunately, veneers can be an excellent method of correcting both of these problems. They can also hide tooth discoloration and gaps in your teeth.

Implants and Technology

Dental implants have revolutionized the replacement of teeth. When the tooth is removed, not even veneers can bring them back. Fortunately, you can get dental implants! They are basically the prosthetics of dentistry. A visible extraction immediately results in a premature impression of aging. Dental implants can give you a beautiful, natural smile. An implant feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth allowing you to bite naturally, eat virtually anything, and brush normally. A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount a replacement tooth into that area. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the long-term success rate for dental implants is 97 percent.

Is it Worth the Effort?

Only you can decide. Whether it be the self-esteem that comes from a healthy smile to the actual physical benefits of healthy oral hygiene, simply research your market and find and consult with a Cosmetic Dentist to identify your benefits.

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Patients will be educated on the type of dentistry they need and will never feel pressured or receive any sales pitch to have treatment.

You will always know the fee before treatment is performed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Restorative Care

Dental Implants

Dental Bridges

Root Canal Therapy


Children's Dentistry

Periodontal Care

Dental Emergencies

Family Dentistry

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Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

Iowa Dental Group Des Moines

1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358

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Our Dentists look forward to answering any dentistry related questions or dental concerns you may have regarding your overall oral health and smile.

Iowa Dental Group proudly serves the following areas.

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Monday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:7:30am - 5:00pm