Many people who are frustrated by flaws in their teeth don’t seek our treatment because of anxiety over appointments, cost concerns, or other reasons. If it’s not causing you pain or making your life difficult, it’s tempting to simply live with imperfections. Unfortunately, studies have shown that those with dental problems are more likely to feel unworthy. That means you won’t be doing yourself any favors by procrastinating a smile makeover. Keep reading to learn 3 ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your overall well-being by enhancing your smile!
#1: Make Positive First Impressions
It’s natural to be concerned about how others perceive you, and your smile makes a big difference. About 96% of Americans believe an attractive one is essential to be successful, whether at an important business meeting or on a first date. People are predisposed to immediately notice certain factors as part of our brain’s facial recognition process, and imperfections stand out. For example, teeth that are too yellow might give off the impression that you don’t practice positive hygiene.
Thankfully, your dentist can erase years’ worth of staining with just a single hour-long whitening treatment in-office. If that isn’t feasible for you, they also can provide a take-home kit that contains professional-grade materials for effective results while minimizing tooth sensitivity. That way, you can lighten your teeth several shades from the comfort of your own home.
#2: Boost Your Confidence
If you have problems with your teeth, you’re less likely to feel confident and comfortable around other people which can impact your sense of self. Whatever the issue is that has you feeling less than worthy, your dentist probably has solutions. For instance, if you have metallic dental crowns that show prominently in every picture you’ve ever taken, you might find yourself tight-lipped to avoid ridicule. The good news is that your dentist can replace them with ones made of porcelain or composite resin. These materials can be customized to match your natural pearly whites, so your dental work blends in seamlessly. No one looking at you would ever know the difference!
#3: Enjoy Improved Health
While cosmetic dentistry does have solutions to revamp your appearance, the solutions can also improve your overall wellness. If your teeth have minor chips or cracks, they’re more prone to breaking if you bite into something hard. Thankfully, your dentist can offer options like porcelain veneers that can help. They are thin shells made of ceramic that’s coated with a glaze so strong it resists future injury and discoloration. They’re bonded to the front surface of your tooth to both cover the defect and give your already vulnerable tooth much-needed protection.
Those who have issues with their grin are less likely to engage socially with others, which can impact their success at work, school, or social engagements. By remedying any areas of concern, your dentist can vastly improve your quality of life!
About the Practice
At Mauck & Ricci, DDS, patients receive a full range of dental services under one roof, including smile makeovers. Our compassionate dental team provides comprehensive and individualized care that creates long-lasting results. We offer many amenities like warm blankets and personalized music to keep you calm so that anxiety doesn’t stop you from getting the treatment you deserve. If you’d like to make an appointment, you’re welcome to contact us on the website or by calling (303) 745-1400.