Does smiling in public make you uncomfortable? Do you always try to get out of pictures, or make an expression that hides your teeth? Do you lack confidence when meeting new people because of your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can help. No matter what makes you self-conscious about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can correct it to give you an attractive smile you’ll be happy to show off in public, in pictures, or when meeting the possible love of your life or that next big business connection.
The Value of an Attractive Smile
Some people put off cosmetic dentistry because they think it’s frivolous or vain, but nothing could be further from the truth. Smiling is a universal expression, recognized across cultures. It’s vital to the way we interact, and part of that is the appearance of our teeth and gums.
People with a more attractive smile are more likely to be hired over someone with similar qualifications but a less attractive smile. And they’re likely to be offered a higher salary.
When people on Match.com were asked what they were looking for in a date, an attractive smile came up first for both men and women.
When people see your smile, they make judgments about you based on your smile. An attractive smile can make you look healthier, more intelligent, more caring, and more trustworthy.
And when you meet someone new, that smile is likely to be what they remember about you. More than your clothes, more than your words, that smile is your first impression.
Having an attractive smile isn’t frivolous or vain, it’s a social and professional asset that can benefit everyone.
What Makes You Unhappy with Your Smile?
There are many common complaints that people have about the appearance of their smile. We can correct these all:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
- Missing teeth
In fact, we have multiple options to treat each of these cosmetic complaints.
Discolored teeth can usually be treated with teeth whitening. However, your teeth won’t always respond to teeth whitening, depending on why your teeth are discolored. In that case, porcelain veneers can whiten your teeth better and give longer-lasting results.
Chipped teeth can be reshaped with porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Porcelain veneers are the best option because they’re more attractive, last longer, and can also whiten the tooth if the trauma also called it to be discolored from within.
Worn teeth can also be built up with porcelain veneers or dental crowns. However, we want to make sure we check for TMJ and other bite problems that may be responsible for your tooth wear.
Gaps between teeth and crooked teeth are usually corrected with orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. But porcelain veneers can be used to correct these problems as well.
Small or poorly shaped teeth can be reshaped with porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns.
Missing teeth can be replaced using dental bridges or dental implants. Dental implants are usually the better choice, but both are good options.
Does Anxiety Keep You from Your Beautiful Smile?
We understand that many people have trouble making their regular dental visits because of anxiety. The thought of getting an elective dental procedure may be that much harder. Fortunately, sedation dentistry gives you options for having dental treatments without anxiety. We offer a wide variety of relaxation options so you can choose the one that’s appropriate to your anxiety levels and treatment needs. We even offer drug-free NuCalm relaxation for people who want to enjoy a meditative peace at the dentist using neuroscience, not medication.
Are You Ready for a Beautiful Smile?
If you’re tired of constantly hiding your smile in public, today is the day you can stop hiding and start working to get a smile you’ll love to share.
To learn how cosmetic dentistry can make your smile beautiful in Anchorage, please call (907) 349-0022 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.