You hate the way your smile looks. In fact, maybe you hide your teeth in pictures or avoid pictures altogether as a result. But it doesn’t have to be that way! No matter the cosmetic problems you have, no matter how far gone your teeth may seem, your cosmetic dentist can give you the amazingly beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and drastically improve your quality of life. In fact, here are three good reasons to move forward with a smile makeover.
Like it or not, others can judge you based on the appearance of your smile. In fact, studies have shown that people prefer seeing a nice smile on someone’s face than seeing a face that has full makeup. When you know that your smile looks good, you’re not embarrassed to let the world see it. You feel more self-assurance in how you present yourself. This comes in handy particularly in important social situations, such as interviews or first dates. Instead of worrying about how you look, your smile can convey your confidence, improving your interactions with others.
Better Mental Health
When you’re happy, you obviously smile more often, but did you know that smiling more often can actually make you happier? Repeated research indicates that people who smile more frequently enjoy a boost in mood and are generally more content than those who don’t. If you have a smile that you can’t stand, you’re much less likely to want to show it. On the other hand, having teeth that you’re proud of can give you a reason to smile as much as possible, which can have a huge impact on your level of happiness.
Improved Oral Health
In some cases, cosmetic changes to your smile can influence your oral health. For example, missing one or more teeth does more than just look goofy. These holes in your smile can also lead to serious oral health issues, including the following:
- Your remaining teeth can drift out of position over time to compensate for the gaps. These changes can impact the way your bite fits together, cause jaw pain, and eventually result in additional tooth loss.
- Your jaw bone starts to lose density when a tooth is lost. Not only does this alter your facial shape to appear older, but the support provided to your remaining healthy teeth becomes weakened, potentially causing more tooth loss in the future.
Although other tooth replacement options like dental bridges and dentures can keep your teeth in their proper position, only dental implants can fully restore your teeth from the root up, giving you back full oral health and your naturally appealing smile.
In the end, a smile makeover can change your life for the better, giving you the ability to finally pose in photos with complete comfort and confidence in your appearance. You’ll likely also find that your social, mental, and oral health improve as well. So if you’ve been putting off a smile makeover for whatever reason, now is the time to fix your teeth and reclaim your life.
About the Author
After graduating from the University of Florida with his doctorate of dental medicine, Dr. Ben Tindal completed a three-year residency there, earning his master’s degree and certificate in prosthodontics. As a specialist in dental prosthetics, he can salvage and rehabilitate any smile, despite the severity of its flaws. He even performs his own lab work to ensure the quality of treatment his patients receive. To make an appointment with him, you can call (941) 225-2520 or click here.