Glasgow (PRWEB UK) 14 October 2014
Glasgow-based cosmetic dental experts Visage have been nominated for three prestigious accolades at the 2014 Dentistry Awards in London including Best Team Scotland, Best Practice and brand new award Best Patient Care. The multi-award winning clinic announced the nomination on their blog saying, “We are always over the moon when another awarding body notices our work and puts us forward for an award – or, in the case of the 2014 Dentistry Awards, three awards!”
This timely recognition coincides with several articles over the summer from eminent journals as diverse as The Telegraph and Hello magazine, discussing how the state of our teeth directly affects our confidence to get on with our lives. In fact a recent survey (BUPA 2012) showed that a remarkable 63% of people believe having bad teeth can prevent a person from finding a partner. Over half of respondents believed that good teeth can help an individual get a better job, while almost 50% believed nice teeth help people make more friends. Researchers from Deakin University in the US also found that poor dental health increased the likelihood of a person being depressed.
None of this, of course, comes as any surprise to the nation’s dentists. The cosmetic dental industry has grown dramatically in recent years, with the value of cosmetic dentistry increasing by 34% between 2009 and 2013.
Award-nominees Visage believe that dental implants will become the treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or indeed all of their natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a bridge containing two or more teeth or a denture covering the entire upper or lower jaw. The technology involved has progressed at such a rate that implants are now easier to place and last much longer than in the past. On top of this, cosmetic dentistry is seen as a much more affordable and socially-acceptable solution to serious teeth problems. And, as the experts at Visage are keen to point out, treatment completion times have reduced dramatically, making it easier for patients to improve their looks without any major impact on their lives.
The results for the 2014 Dentistry Awards will be announced in December. In the meantime you can learn more about Visage’s previous nominations and awards at their online Awards Gallery.