Why cosmetic dentistry is worth every penny

January 20, 2021 by Dr Gurs Sehmi

Affordable Dentistry, Beautiful Smiles, Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers

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Invest In Your Self, Invest In Your Smile

Unlike other cosmetic procedures like plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry is not a major operation you will have to endure and recover from. 

Not only can you achieve a beautiful new set of teeth or an improved smile, but a stronger and enhanced oral health and hygiene that will keep your mouth healthy for a lifetime. 

That is of course if the proper aftercare is taken and oral hygiene routines are maintained.

But is it really worth the money? Let’s take a look…

What can cosmetic dental procedures offer you?

A white, pearly and even smile can brighten your life immensely. 

Not only can have it have positive impacts on your professional life, but also your social life too. 

Here are the facts:

  • 99.7% of people say that an attractive smile is an important personal asset
  • 74% of people believe a bad smile can hurt their chances for a successful career
  • 23% of people think they look best with their mouth closed (source)

Do you agree with any of the above?

If yes, then your teeth probably make you feel embarrassed, anxious or insecure. 

On top of this, it is often the case that many people not only feel insecure about their teeth but many other areas of their body and seek out many cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance. 

More patients are choosing it over more invasive plastic surgeries

Compared to other cosmetic enhancements, cosmetic dentistry is by the most beneficial. 

Procedures like liposuction, breast augmentations etc do not last forever. 

For the same price, cosmetic dentistry offers patients procedures that offer more value for money. 

Plastic surgery costs:

  • Liposuction: From £3,000 to £6,000. Only effective if maintained.
  • Breast implants: From £3,500 to £8,000. Do not last a lifetime.
  • Nose job: From £4,000 to £8,000.

Compare to the cost of cosmetic dentistry. 

It can drastically change your appearance

Sometimes, people can take for granted how much weight a smile has when it comes to being perceived as attractive, successful, wealthy, well-cared for and so on and so on. 

White, healthy smiles signify happiness and health, which converts into a more youthful, attractive and natural appearance.veneer before and after

So, is it worth it?

Perfect looking teeth are not just for celebrities anymore. 

As highly-rated cosmetic dentists, we treat hundreds of patients every year looking to makeover their smiles with cosmetic procedures like veneers, teeth whitening and bonding. 

If there is one thing we have learned is that our patients prefer beautiful smiles as well as a functional one.

And as the first thing people often notice about you, is your smile, then it has become an essential improvement for people with misaligned, discoloured or decayed teeth.

As your smile can also promote good health, it’s a no brainer to want to improve your lifestyle, increase your happiness and fix your teeth.

The data:

  • 47% of people notice your smile first
  • Smiling helps you live longer
  • Smiling slows the heart, boosts the immune system and relaxes the body (and guess what? Happy people do not get as sick as often as unhappy people, so smiling can keep you healthy!)
  • Smiling increases productivity
  • Around 50% of people will smile back if you smile at them
  • People who smile are more successful in work and relationships (source)

It’s completely normal not to feel confident or love every piece of yourself – everyone has their insecurities. 

But at the end of the day, it is only you who can make the decision if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.

You can either embrace who you are and be happy, or transform your smile and be happy. 

We are not here to make the decision for you, but present you with the facts and provide professional recommendations and sharing previous patient experience.

We see on a daily basis how cosmetic dentistry has helped and changed the lives of our patients. It’s natural for us to be slightly biased.

Page created: January 20, 2021 Medically reviewed & updated on January 20, 2021

Medically Reviewed By:

Dr Gurs Sehmi

Reviewed by Dr Gurs Sehmi

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About the Author: Dr Gurs Sehmi BDS B.Sc (Kings College London) – (GDC No. 103934) is one of the leading dentists at the Perfect Smile Studios in Hertfordshire with particular skills in adult orthodontics and dental implant treatments. After graduating from Kings College London as a dentist in 2006, Dr Sehmi has worked for the NHS before moving onto Private Dentistry. Dr Gurs Sehmi was shortlisted for Best Young Dentist in 2012. Dr Sehmi is one of the most experienced restoratives and enhancing dentists at The Perfect Smile Studios. 
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