According to a recent report from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, men are taking greater pride in their appearances than in previous decades. Southlake AACD dentist Dr. Gregory Wright explains that many of the men whom society deems most attractive—Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck, to name a few—owe their winsome smiles to cosmetic dentistry.
Our Approach to Cosmetic Dentistry
The key to understanding and appreciating cosmetic dentistry is understanding that each patient is unique, and that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t necessarily produce the best results. Ideally, your smile should complement your skin tone, the shape of your face, and the size of your mouth. During your consultation, Dr. Wright will discuss your expectations and preferences before making his recommendations. After you’ve discussed the pros and cons of each option, you can choose which is best for you. Can’t decide? A total smile makeover is the ultimate in perfection, addressing all cosmetic imperfections.
Special Considerations for Men’s Teeth
Poor oral hygiene, advanced age, grinding teeth, and taking certain medications can affect anyone’s teeth, male or female, but other factors affecting the appearance of teeth are more prevalent in males. As a man, you are more likely to chip or fracture a tooth while playing sports or working outdoors. Men also have a higher risk of developing acid reflux, which damages teeth and makes them more prone to staining.
Southlake Cosmetic Dentistry for Men
Teeth whitening, one of our most popular services, erases telltale signs of staining in one of two convenient methods. Our Zoom! in-office whitening is ideal for men on the go, with some of our patients visiting our office on their lunch break, returning to work with a few minutes to spare. Dr. Wright’s office offers complimentary Wi-Fi, so you can use instant messaging or emails while Zoom! works its magic. Men who prefer to a more private setting will benefit from using our take-home teeth whitening kits, which combine professional strength bleaching gel with comfortable, custom-fitted whitening trays. Results appear gradually over the 1-2 week treatment period.
Adult males can appreciate that they have the option to straighten slightly crooked or crowded teeth without the discomfort and teenage stigma of traditional metal braces. Realine, a system that discretely straightens slightly crooked or crowded teeth using clear, plastic aligners that fit over the teeth. Unlike metal braces, the aligners can be removed as needed, allowing you to breeze through business lunches at Patrizio without worrying about food becoming lodged between brackets. Realine aligners are comfortable, too, without wires, brackets, and bands that gouge and cut your mouth. Because the aligners are virtually invisible during wear, you can deliver your keynote speech or negotiate with clients without fear of appearing unprofessional.
Porcelain veneers are our most versatile treatment, offering results that have cosmetic and restorative benefits, all in one. Veneers work well for men whose teeth have been cracked, broken, or worn down by teeth grinding. Because each veneer is crafted from durable, custom-tinted porcelain, Dr. Wright can either match your veneers to the rest of your teeth, or create the appearance of teeth that are several shades whiter than your own. This is a popular option for men whose stained teeth do not respond to other teeth whitening methods. Unlike the composite resin used in fillings and dental bonding, porcelain is highly resistant to staining and possesses a luminous quality that appears natural and healthy.
We’ll give you something to smile about. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Southlake, TX, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Wright or Dr. Victoria Heron, contact us at (817) 481-7999. Dr. Wright, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, welcomes patients living in Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, Westlake, and the surrounding areas.