One of the first things that people notice when they meet someone new is their smile. How one feels about his or her own smile is very personal. The esthetics of ones smile has a direct impact on ones level of confidence. In the most severe cases, when people are every embarrassed about the look of their teeth, they cover their mouths when they speak to others.
Often times, people will not smile when taking photos with family or friends. It can also hold people back from applying for positions in which speaking with the public is a part of the job description. As you can see, ones opinion of his or her smile has profound effects in several different aspects in life.
Sometimes the need for cosmetic dentistry arises from trauma or a childhood accident. Work done from years ago will slowly break down and eventually need replacing.
People who have experienced trauma to their teeth typically have some level of anxiety about repairing broken down restorative dental work. They tend to put off restoring these areas due to the anxiety, and this can put one in a precarious situation. The worst thing that can happen is that a filling or crown on a front tooth gets chipped or falls out, and then one is forced to do a quick fix in this emergency situation, and the resulting restorative work may not be the optimal treatment.
You want to have trust and confidence in the dentist you choose to help make the smile of your dreams. Cosmetics dentists vary in knowledge, experience, and use of advanced technology. Dentists focusing and excelling in esthetic dentistry should perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and dentition. They should also address all of your concerns and answer any questions you have about improving the cosmetics of your teeth.
Depending on the assessment of your teeth and your desires for your perfect smile, your cosmetic dentist will recommend certain restorative techniques. This can range from laminate veneers, all porcelain crowns, and high esthetic tooth colored bonding. Make a consultation appointment with a cosmetic dentist, and let the journey to your perfect smile begin!