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Cosmetic Dentistry as a Stocking Stuffer? Yes, Please!

The holidays are creeping up on us fast, and we’re once again facing the challenge of finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. A gift certificate for a cosmetic dentistry procedure may seem unusual, but studies show that more than 60% wish they could correct something about their teeth. Topping the list is a desire for whiter teeth, followed by straighter teeth and a wish to close gaps.

Think about your friends and loved ones for a moment…do any of them hide their teeth in photos? When they speak? Do they cover their mouth? Are they shy to smile? Chances are, you know and care about someone who may even have voiced their unhappiness with their teeth outright. Somehow, giving the gift of a gorgeous smile suddenly doesn’t seem so unreasonable anymore.

A lot of us see cosmetic dentistry as a luxury treatment, and investing in our appearance is often not feasible when other bills must take precedence. The gift of cosmetic dentistry is therefore a great expression of consideration, affection, and investment in a loved one.

Give whiter, brighter teeth

Ask most people in your circle of family and friends what, if anything, they would like to change about their smile and you’ll likely hear the answer, “whiter teeth.” Many of us struggle with discoloration and stains on our teeth – from medications, coffee, wine, and other factors – and teeth whitening is an effective way to quickly transform the appearance of a smile for the better.

Teeth whitening has been around for decades, and while it may be tempting to reach for over-the-counter products, those rarely get the job done. The only way to obtain truly effective teeth whitening agents is through your dentist. At Summit Dental Center, we have both in-house and at-home teeth whitening solutions available that make a real difference in the appearance of your loved one’s smile.

Professional teeth whitening is a great gift for women and teens especially, as studies show they are the demographics most concerned with the whiteness of their teeth.

Straighter teeth, coming up!

The desire for whiter teeth is closely followed by the desire for straighter teeth. Because our smiles are the first thing others see about us, crooked teeth are a source of low self-esteem for many.

Summit Dental Center is an authorized provider of Invisalign Clear Aligners to help correct mild to moderate teeth misalignment. Invisalign is an effective teeth straightening solution for adults who don’t like the idea of traditional metal braces. Practically invisible, clear aligners achieve great results over a period of about 12 months with progressive sets of aligners worn daily as the teeth are gently pushed into the desired position. By next year’s holiday season, your loved one will confidently pose for family photos!

Invisalign for Teens is a wonderful gift for adolescents whose teeth only need mild to moderate alignment correction, but the thought of “metal mouth” is less than appealing. Give the teenager in your life the gift of straight teeth without the dreaded discomfort caused by metal wires!

Cosmetic dentistry for a gap-free smile

It might just be the way your loved one’s permanent teeth naturally grew in. Or perhaps an accident resulted in a missing tooth that left behind an unsightly gap. Regardless of the cause, Summit Dental Center can help!

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are an outstanding solution for anyone who’s tired of seeing minor spaces between their teeth when they look in the mirror. To correct the problem, your Summit Dental Center dentist will commission custom dental veneers to cover the gift-recipient’s teeth permanently, hiding unsightly spaces and delivering a white, gap-free, movie star smile. Dental veneers last for up to 7 years with good care – meaning your gift-giving obligations may be solved for years to come, while their confidence, career opportunities, and romantic partnerships will benefit immensely.

Dental implants

For loved ones with a missing tooth, a dental implant can be a life changer. Dental implants set the gold standard for tooth replacement and are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. A dental implant is literally the gift of a lifetime – it is permanently anchored into the jaw bone and can last decades with proper care.

Dental implants not only have the power to restore a person’s confidence to smile, but to eliminate pain while chewing and once again enjoying the foods they love as well. Highly durable and attractive in appearance, dental implants improve the quality of life for the wearer.

Some statistics…

  • For 37% of Americans, another person’s smile is the very first thing they notice upon meeting someone new – compared to only 15% who first notice another person’s weight
  • 78% of Americans say an attractive smile is important for professional development and career advancement
  • 48% believe an attractive smile is imperative for social success
  • 96% of Americans say an attractive smile makes a person more appealing romantically
  • 82% say bright, straight teeth “help you get ahead in life”
  • 1 in 4 people avoid smiling because of the appearance of their teeth, and 1 in 5 experience anxiety because of it
  • 23% of Americans are embarrassed of their teeth; the number jumps to 37% in young adults

A gorgeous smile doesn’t have to break the bank

Cost is the top reason people avoid going to the dentist, regardless of income or dental insurance status. While Americans are reluctant to even receive the medically necessary dental treatment they need for fear of expensive procedures, financial considerations are an even bigger hurdle in obtaining the cosmetic treatment they want.

Summit Dental Center offers affordable dental financing without a credit check and low monthly payments. Click here to learn more and apply online!

This holiday season, give your loved ones what they really want – the gift of confidence!

Call Summit Dental Center at 713-425-0045 for more information today!