Valentine’s Day is here again. For those in a happy relationship, that probably means flowers, chocolates, and a night out with your favorite person. For those who are date-less, especially the millennials, chances are you find yourself on one of many dating apps. According to recent statistics, dating apps like Tinder and Match boasted a paid user base of more than 4 million just last year, and even more free users. So, if you are an active user and you’re hoping to get an advantage over other users for next Valentine’s day, there is a pretty simple way to do that: smiling more. A social scientist working with apps like Tinder and Bumble says that many profiles of not including a picture in which you’re smiling. This aligns with other research which found that the stronger a person’s smile, the more attractive they look.
Are You Embarrassed by Your Smile?
Although smiling on your profile picture may be an easy way to improve your dating chances, smiling itself might not be. Many Americans are embarrassed by their smile so they just don’t. If your teeth are stained or chipped, cosmetic dentistry can help. Professional teeth whitening is fast, simple, and effective! With just one in-office visit, you could leave with a smile up to eight shades whiter. Chances, are however, if you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you may be missing a few. But even then, if you’ve lost teeth recently or awhile ago, there’s a treatment that can give you back that smile: dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
With a 98 percent success rate, dental implants are one of the best options to replace missing teeth. Not only are they reliable and effective, they function much like natural teeth, requiring no special cleaning methods beyond your regular oral hygiene routine. Plus, there’s no risk of them falling out of your mouth.
Comprised of two main components, the titanium implants and ceramic crown, dental implants are pretty simple. After an initial consultation, and a series of measurements, the titanium implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Because patients are given local anesthetic, this process is painless. Once the implant has been inserted, the magic happens. Through a process known as osseointegration, jaw bone and tissue fuse with the implant, creating a connection that mimics that of of a natural tooth root.
During your next appointment, a permanent crown is attached to the implant. Crafted out of medical-grade ceramic to match the shade of your other teeth, this crown is undetectable. It’s also resistant to chips and stains.
Should You Swipe Right on Dental Implants?
If losing teeth has affected your ability to smile or speak, then dental implants can help. Schedule a consultation with your local dentist and get all the information you might need to make the right decision about your smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth and live in or around Tarrytown, New York, please call (914) 332-4402 or contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown online to schedule a consultation with an implant dentist.