It seems that in today’s society, white, evenly spaced teeth are considered attractive. But have you ever stopped to think, why?
Why is it that we prize a brighter smile over yellow teeth or perfectly aligned teeth over crooked ones?
Apparently, our reason for finding certain smiles more attractive than others is based on how humans see teeth as a sign of health when choosing a mate.
Teeth have always given a good indication of a person’s age, health and genetics. All of these factors are important when deciding whether another person is going to be a healthy partner.
During one study by Leeds University, pictures of models were digitally altered to change the color and spacing of their teeth. Then, the photos were shown to 150 men and women. They were asked to rate the photos based on how attractive they found the models. As expected, yellow and widely spaced teeth were rated less attractive than white, evenly spaced teeth.
The need for an attractive smile is evident in society. But if you weren’t blessed with perfectly straight, white teeth, don’t worry! At Creative Edge Dentistry, Dr. Kari Bender specializes in helping you achieve your best smile with porcelain veneers in Edmond, OK.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front of an unattractive tooth. They work to hide dental flaws such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Broken, decayed or badly damaged teeth
At Creative Edge Dentistry, we offer veneers made of porcelain. Porcelain is extremely natural looking because it reflects light in the same way that a natural tooth does.
Our patients can receive porcelain veneers in just two trips to our office! The first visit requires removing a small amount of enamel from the natural tooth and then making molds of your teeth. These molds are sent to our laboratory where your veneers are created. Temporary veneers will protect your teeth until the permanent ones come back from the lab.
The second visit is when your temporary veneers are removed and the permanents ones are bonded to your teeth using dental cement. If cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10-15 years!
If you are in need of a straighter, whiter smile visit Creative Edge Dentistry or call us at 405-341-9351 for porcelain veneers in Edmond, OK!
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