What is the “Zoom Boom”?
- Posted on: Dec 22 2020
It’s been almost a year since the beginning of quarantine, and many people around the world are now used to daily Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangout meetings. Unfortunately for some, these meetings mean staring at their own face on camera for sometimes hours at a time each day, and many people are finding they don’t like what they see.
Across the United States, plastic surgeons are noticing an increase in patients seeking facial procedures, from Botox and fillers to eye, neck, and facelifts. It’s known as the “Zoom Boom,” and plastic surgeons aren’t the only place people are investing their money. Many people are not happy with their smiles and are seeking cosmetic dentistry procedures to correct these issues.
So, what can be done if you’re not happy with your smile on camera? Here is a list of procedures that can help:
Veneers can help correct a multitude of flaws, including minor spacing issues, color, and tooth shape or size. These thin sheets of porcelain are fitted over the teeth and last up to 20 years if well maintained.
Braces or Clear Aligners
Braces or clear aligners straighten the teeth. They can take up to 2 or 3 years to do so successfully, so they are a time commitment, however, the results are beautiful and easily maintained once the treatment is complete.
Professional whitening is usually done with a combination of peroxide and light and can lighten the teeth up to ten shades in one treatment. Whitening can also be done without the light, with whitening trays that are used over several weeks or months.
If you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth that need to be pulled, dental implants can replace those teeth and allow you to have a beautiful, natural-looking smile again. A metal screw is attached to the jaw bone, and once it bonds, is fitted with a crown that screws to the top.
If you are interested in learning more about which cosmetic procedures would work best with your smile, please contact Dr. Peterson’s office and schedule a consultation today. He can be reached at 435-658-0678.