A Michigan man recently won the lottery using the numbers that appeared inside his fortune cookie. While lucky numbers may not be very common, it makes us think about one thing, what would you do with the money?

If you won the lottery, what would you splurge on? While a new car or a big vacation might be tempting, a smile makeover might be a more rewarding choice in the long run.

A Fortune Cookie resting on top of a bill at a Chinese restaurant. Inside might be your lucky numbers...and a smile makeover

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

Are you happy with your teeth? Americans place a high value on a movie-star smile, so if you don’t think yours is up to par, you’re not alone.

If you’re unhappy with your smile, it could be impacting your life in ways you don’t even notice. People who aren’t confident in their smile often report smiling less often than they’d like to, being nervous about photos, and even speaking differently in an effort to make their teeth less visible.

And having a beautiful smile isn’t just a self esteem booster — it can benefit your life in more tangible ways, too. Studies have shown that people with whiter, straighter smiles are more likely to be perceived as attractive, trustworthy, and successful than those with less beautiful teeth.

You Don’t Have to Win the Lottery

The best part of cosmetic dentistry? You don’t have to the win the lottery to get it. While cosmetic procedures used to be limited to the famous and the very wealthy, improvements to the efficiency of dental technology has broken down those barriers. Now, the average person can get cosmetic dental procedures without breaking the bank.

If your smile isn’t as white as you’d like, your dentist’s whitening procedures will be faster, more effective, and longer-lasting than anything you can get in a box at the drugstore. (Not to mention that some over-the-counter whitening solutions can actually harm your teeth.) And if your teeth aren’t quite straight, clear braces can pull them into alignment faster than traditional braces, and without unsightly brackets and wires.

Is a chipped tooth marring your smile? Dental bonding is a durable, attractive solution that can be done in just a single visit. Or maybe it’s the shape, color, or alignment of just one or two teeth that’s throwing your whole smile off. This is the perfect job for porcelain veneers: Wafer-thin ceramic facades that simply conceal the unsightly features of of each tooth.

Want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry? Call (248) 656-2020 us to make an appointment with an experienced cosmetic dentist right here at Rochester Advanced Dentistry.