According to a recent survey from the AACD, 99.7% of adults believe that a healthy smile is important in society. This makes sense, as smiles are one of the first impressions we have of other people. If you have less than stellar teeth this can be a bit of a problem, but you are by no means alone. Almost half of the population has reported being unhappy with their teeth, with the main concern among them being discoloration of the teeth. These two facts together show why crowns and implants have become so popular recently.
Although discolored teeth on their own do not warrant getting a crown, they stem from the same problem. Lacking good dental hygiene keeps teeth from maintaining their healthy color, damages them over time, and may cause them to eventually fall out. This doesn’t mean that slipping up every once in a while is going to make your teeth fall out. In fact, one in ten people admit they forget to brush their teeth regularly. However, when teeth are noticeably damaged or are causing you problems, that is when a professional needs to step in. The reason that people do not go sooner is that they may still be afraid of undergoing these kinds of procedures because of their view of dentists.
Almost 15% of Americans are afraid of or anxious about going to see the dentist, but crowns, implants, and caps are a fairly common solution for damaged teeth. It is currently estimated that over 3 million people have received a dental implant and in the United States alone, up to 15 million people have received crowns and bridge replacements for missing teeth. This means that if you need a little help keeping that healthy smile, dentists have the desire and the background to help you.
In other words, discolored or missing teeth don’t have to be as big of a problem as we make them. It is still possible for you to get that nice healthy smile everyone wants, even if you are in need of crowns or something else. Dentists truly are your friends and they are ready to assist you to make sure that you’ll be able to turn that frown upside down.