Recession ‘changes cosmetic dentistry attitudes’

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US cosmetic dentistry clients are spending less on treatments as the recession hits, it has been revealed.

According to the News & Observer, cosmetic dentists, plastic surgeons and cosmetic spas are reporting a decrease in sales over the past few months.

Cosmetic dentist Charles Ashley Mann told the newspaper that he has fewer bookings than usual and demand for veneers is down.

However, he claimed that patients do have the money but are less willing to spend it on expensive treatments such as veneers, but are more likely to pay out for cheaper options such as teeth whitening.

He said: "I think people have the money, but they don’t want to spend it because of the economic atmosphere."

Dr Mann explained that a porcelain veneer can cost around $1,100 (£563), whereas professional whitening costs $625.

The Liverpool Daily Post recently reported that in the UK, there is an increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry treatments among professional businessmen.ADNFCR-1374-ID-18585197-ADNFCR

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April 20th, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Katie Says :

I’ve heard lots of people are getting cosmetic dentistry abroad to ‘beat the recession’ – especially when it comes to really expensive treatments like dental implants.