Dentists Get Cosmetic Dentistry Too

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Cosmetic Dentists choose teeth whiteningDentists aren’t just clinicians; they’re also dental patients. In this survey, we found
over 2/3 of dentists say they’ve had their teeth whitened, and over half have composite fillings.

"As the doctor, if you don’t have a nice smile, you won’t be able to convince many patients that you can produce a nice smile for them," advised one.

  • 70% of dentists have had teeth whitening
  • 56% of dentists have had tooth-colored composite restorations
  • 25% of dentists have had dental veneers
  • 30% of dentists have had adult braces
  • 16% of dentists have had orthodontic treatment with Invisalign
  • 16% of dentists have had bonding

What other cosmetic dentistry have dentists had?

  • "Full mouth reconstruction"
  • "Ceramic crowns"
  • "Porcelain crowns"
  • "Anterior dental implant"
  • "CEREC onlay"
  • "Tooth colored onlays"

One dentist also included "facelift," but even the most generous definition of aesthetic dentistry doesn’t really include facelifts…

Comments from dentists…

"All dentists need to practice what they preach! I have seen so many dentists who themselves have horrible-looking smiles. How can they convince patients to do what they can’t or won’t do themselves?" (Florida dentist)

"As the doctor, if you don’t have a nice smile, you won’t be able to convince many patients that you can produce a nice smile for them." (Tennessee dentist)

"I find that I am much less enthusiastic about cosmetic procedures than many of my patients, but I get a great deal of satisfaction from the results." (North Dakota dentist)

"I still have gold on 2 posterior teeth." (Louisiana dentist)

"You must walk your talk!" (Missouri dentist)

 

Note: Survey sample included 63 respondents.

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