GENERATIONS OF SMILES
What Americans Say About Their Smile…
- Seventy-three percent of Americans say they would feel self-conscious if they lost a tooth or teeth.
- A healthy-looking smile ranks among the top three aspects of a person’s appearance that affect self-esteem.
- Twenty five percent of Americans say their smile or teeth is the one facial feature that would change to boost their self-esteem.
Statistics taken from a 1997 national telephone survey of 1000 adults conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation International of Princeton, NJ, for the American College of Prosthodontists.
Improving Your Smile
If you have ever been unhappy about the “look” of your smile, you may want to consult a prosthodontist such as Dr. Hong. His advanced specialty training can improve your appearance by restoring broken, discolored, or misshapen teeth. The psychological importance of cosmetic dentistry should not be underestimated, as it can greatly improve a person’s self-image and quality of life. Some of the procedures which can improve your smile are:
- Facial Exercises
- Placing complete ceramic esthetic crowns or “caps” onto teeth.
- Placing veneers (a very thin porcelain “shell”) onto teeth to conceal defects.
- Using bonding technology on a tooth’s surface to change its shape or to close gaps.
- Bleaching discolored teeth to brighten and whiten a smile.
Dr. Hong takes great care and pride in providing his patients with esthetically attractive and natural-looking cosmetic restorations. Dr. Hong has extensive laboratory skills and knowledge of the materials used to restore and replace teeth.
Prosthodontists are exceptionally skilled in “Creating Generations of Smiles.” Whatever your age, you owe it to yourself to see how a specialist in tooth restoration and tooth replacement can help you.