We live in a prosperous time with a population that can expect to live longer, healthier lives than ever before, and who are keeping their natural teeth well into old age. Cosmetic dentistry can help these people maintain their teeth and their looks for years to come.
“…there’s more to cosmetic dentistry than just looking great or looking young.”
But there’s more to cosmetic dentistry than just looking great or looking young. There are some serious benefits to be had from cosmetic dentistry not just to your oral health, but your overall quality of life.
Porcelain crowns, for example, don’t just hide unsightly cracks on damaged teeth, and the porcelain isn’t just there to give the most natural looking finish to the treatment. Dental crowns actually help preserve the tooth below and prevent cracks and damages from becoming more severe in the future. Porcelain is a very durable substance that lasts longer than traditional crown materials. This lets you keep your natural teeth longer without needing an extraction.
Dental implants don’t just replace missing teeth for looks, either. By replacing a tooth with an artificial tooth root and capping it with a porcelain crown, you are both restoring the look of your mouth and maintaining your bone volume and ability to chew. Being able to chew properly is incredibly important for your overall nutrition and well-being, and by not compromising your jaw’s bone volume you prevent other teeth from moving in the future.
Yet even beyond the physical, there are emotional and psychological benefits to be had. Our smiles are a great source of self-consciousness and social anxiety. It’s not hard to see why: when we speak to people, our attention is on either the eyes or the mouth. Studies have shown time and time again that people who are unhappy with their smiles that receive cosmetic dental treatments experience dramatic, positive changes to their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-image.
People who undergo cosmetic dentistry:
- Smile more than before. It seems we live in an increasingly cynical world that is very willing to dismiss the importance of smiling, but it’s repeatedly been shown to be a very important behavior in social interactions. People who smile more are generally considered more pleasant to be around than those who don’t. Indeed, the very act of smiling is even known to help boost our spirits. It’s no small thing to smile more!
- Are more confident in social situations. Removing the self-consciousness regarding the look of their smile makes people more inclined to engage in social activity, particularly group discussions. They’re more willing to have their photo taken and be seen enjoying themselves in their social lives.
- Have less anxieties, thanks to having less body consciousness issues to worry about. An increase in confidence goes a long way towards enriching a person’s life.
The team at Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville, FL, led by Dr. Paivi Samant, is dedicated to bringing you the latest, most up to date technology combined with the most effective treatments possible. We want to not just create the best, healthiest, most youthful-looking smile for you, but to make it one that you’re happy and proud to share with the world with confidence.
If you think you could benefit from one of our cosmetic dentistry treatments, or simply want to find out more, please contact us today.