Cosmetic dentistry ‘popular in India’

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The demand for cosmetic dentistry treatment is rising in India, reports DNA Mumbai.

Patients are ranging between 15 and 60-years-old, many of whom are seeking dental implants, states Dr Suchetan Pradhan, a Juhu-based dentist.

"The need may be professional or personal, but at the end of the day they are all happy to have a beautiful smile," she remarked.

Dr Anil Kohli, president of the Dental Council of India, attributed the rise to the improvement in the standard of living in India and growing purchasing power as a result.

"Now patients are seeing visiting dentists to get those pearly-whites, implants and many more aesthetic procedures," he said.

Dr Kohl added that there are 260 dental schools in Maharrashtra and 926 in India, meaning the trend is sure to continue as the number of professionals performing treatments rise.

According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 27 per cent of survey respondents said cosmetic dentistry would improve the quality of their life.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18542449-ADNFCR

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