What is the very first thing that you often notice about someone when you are first meeting? Is it the way that their hair looks? Is it it their eyes? It is their cheekbones? For many people, the first place that their eyes are drawn to is a person’s mouth. We are quick to notice someone’s smile. After all, don’t we hear a variety of sexist remarks all aimed at telling girls that they look prettier if they smile? Don’t we have cultural jokes about people with bad teeth? Don’t we find people attractive when they have pretty smiles? There are just so many different ways that a smile is coded and interpreted in our culture, and it is hard for people to separate that from their first impressions of people. With this in mind, if you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, then you probably have a lot on your mind. You probably try to avoid smiling and avoid showing your teeth off because you fear the impacts of a negative first impression. After all, there are just so many of these messages that we get as a culture that makes snap judgments based on the look of someone’s teeth, and it can feel really hard to get away from that.
So, what are you going to do if your teeth are not the way looking the way you want them to and you feel self conscious about your smile? First things first, you must visit a cosmetic dentist. The cosmetic dentistry industry is one that knows how hard it can be to live with a smile that doesn’t feel like it reflects who you really are. Whether you are struggling with teeth that are crooked or missing or just in bad shape, there are a lot of options for you when you decide to invest in a visit to your cosmetic dentist. What can a cosmetic dentist do for you and for your smile? There are a lot of services that a cosmetic dentist can provide to make your smile sparkle again. First there are dental implants, or prosthetic teeth that are screwed into your jaw bone in order to replace teeth that are dead or broken and beyond repair. This process typically takes a few months and provides you with a prosthetic tooth that seamlessly blends in with the rest of your mouth. You could also look into cosmetic veneers, or covers that are placed over your teeth to reshape them. This is a great choice for people whose teeth are out of shape but are not interested in (or do not have serious enough problems to merit) getting braces. This alternative fills in the odd shapes and makes your teeth look blended and straight without doing any work to physically move the teeth.
Theses are just a few of the options that a great cosmetic dentist can provide. Call the team at Incredible Smiles today to learn more about the options that are available for you!