My boss called me in for an evaluation. He had wonderful things to say about my job performance and wanted to give me a promotion. The only problem he saw was it is quite a public position and he feels my teeth need some work. I would have to do TV interviews and things. I really want the promotion, but don’t know what I can do about my teeth quickly enough. He said the job will open up on four months. Is that even a possibility? My teeth are chipped and stained. Would I need false teeth?
Amanda M. – Missouri
Congratulations on the possible promotion. That is something to be proud of. False teeth would be a bad idea, because it means you would have to remove your natural teeth. You want to preserve as much of your natural teeth as possible.
You can do that and still get a gorgeous smile. I would look into porcelain veneers. These can not only repair chips, but change the shape, size, and color of your teeth.
The only caution I would give you is to make sure you go to a dentist who is qualified. There is not a recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry, so any general dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, regardless of the amount of training they have (or lack thereof).
Your best bet is to find someone who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). These are the top cosmetic dentists in the country. If you’re going to get a new smile, you’ll want it to be gorgeous. Be aware that there is a difference between membership with the AACD and accreditation. You can just join to be a member. To be accredited, you have to pass exams and demonstrate both your skill and artistry.
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