Dental implants, veneres, teeth whitening, restorative dentistry.
You’ve heard it said that first impressions are everything. The first impression someone gets when they meet you is generally conveyed by your smile. Think about it: If you meet someone new, the way you feel about them is probably impacted by whether they have a tight, close-lipped smile, a big toothy grin, or something in between.
If your teeth are making you feel like you can’t show them off, seeing a cosmetic dentist (or your regular dentist for some cosmetic dentistry) can go a long way toward making you feel more confident. But can it change your life?
Studies have shown that people with straight, white teeth are often perceived as being smarter, more capable and more friendly. Those with a sparkling smile are more likely to be asked on a second date, be called back for a second job interview or just be taken seriously in the social interactions of everyday life.
If you are not happy with the way your smile looks, make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to talk about your different options. Depending on the issues that you’re dealing with, you might be a candidate for any of the following:
- Braces or other orthodontic work. This is generally handled by an orthodontist, though some general dentists do place braces. Don’t let fears of having a “metal mouth” dissuade you; there are some less-visible options for adults available, such as Invisalign, ceramic braces or braces attached to the back of your teeth instead of the front.
- Tooth whitening. If your main issue is that your teeth aren’t as white and bright as you’d like them, tooth whitening procedures can make you more likely to flash that shiny smile.
- Veneers or crowns. Covering misshapen, chipped or too-small teeth can work wonders for your grin.
- Extraction. If your teeth are very decayed or beyond repair, it might be best in some cases to extract them and replace them with implants, bridges or even a partial or full denture.
Remember, your smile is something you can change! Call our office to make an appointment to talk about what types of cosmetic dentistry might be right for you. We can set up a treatment plan that works with your lifestyle and your budget. Once your smile is the way you want it, you might experience a surge in confidence, because you know you’ll be making the best first impressions possible.