Although our top teeth are more prominently displayed when we smile, you can’t neglect the bottom teeth.
“Don’t fool yourself and think no one notices the bottom teeth,” says New York City cosmetic dentist Jason Kasarsky, DDS.
However, when weighing the costs associated with cosmetic dentistry-whether it’s whitening or veneers-many patients decline treatment on the lower teeth.
Dr. Kasarsky’s advice: “Make a plan. You can extend your treatment over a period of two or three years. It doesn’t need to be done all at once.”
Part of the plan may include non-cosmetic treatment if your dentist determines that’s what’s necessary to get your teeth prepared for aesthetic treatment.
“In these cases,” Dr. Kasarsky says, “you need to prioritize and treat what you can now.”
Ultimately, when your top and bottom teeth are equally healthy and radiant, you’ll be more pleased with the results than if you had skipped basic and cosmetic treatments for half of your smile.
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