It’s no secret that how people perceive others and themselves is based in part on their appearance. Teeth are no exception and are maybe even more subject to this rule. People instinctively know that others will notice their bad teeth, and that’s why they won’t smile when having their picture taken or when taking a selfie. They will make a conscience effort not to smile or laugh when experiencing a funny or happy moment. And they have a good reason.
Studies and experience show that people can miss out on opportunities because of the poor appearance of their teeth. Look around at dating sites on the web and you’ll see that people comment all the time about how they will not date someone with crooked or yellow teeth. Companies will not hire employees with bad teeth because they “don’t have the image” that they would like to represent them. In general, people with unattractive smiles are often judged to have less intelligence, social skills, professionalism, friendliness, and even trustworthiness. On top of all that, bad teeth just make you appear overall less attractive. Even if you have a less than stellar smile, we know that all of those things are not true about you, and there is a solution:
Cosmetic dentistry can be defined as any dental work that is concerned with the aesthetics of your teeth. It’s dentistry that focuses on giving patients a beautiful smile. Included under this umbrella term are dental solutions such as veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening, and implants.
- Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can improve spacing issues, chips, stains, and slight crookedness.
- Composite bonding is a procedure in which tooth-colored resin is applied to repair discolored, chipped, unshapely, and poorly spaced teeth. It is one of the easiest and cheapest cosmetic procedures.
- Teeth whitening procedures use special whitening agents to alleviate discolored teeth. A light or laser may be used to activate the agent and speed up the process.
- Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth. Titanium implants take the place of your tooth roots, and a strong, natural-looking crown is secured on top.
Technological and procedural advances have made cosmetic dentistry easier, safer, more effective, and more aesthetically pleasing than ever. In short, don’t hold back on cosmetic dentistry. Reach out to Uptown Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at (713)766-1493 to get a free consultation.