One of the most important parts of human communication is smiling. A smile can reveal a lot about an individual. In psychology, a smile is referred to as an invitation for conversation, a greeting, and/or simply a joyful gesture.
Dental Issues and Self-Esteem
Unfortunately, many people do not feel comfortable showing their teeth with a smile. Some people who are not satisfied with their teeth will avoid showing them with tight-lipped smiles or grimaces or even choose not to smile at all. These gestures can be seen as unwelcoming and guarded, even though that is not what the person intended. Strangers can associate not smiling with negative feelings of anger and aggravation, even if that is not the case.
Low self-esteem is one of the effects of having a smile that you are not comfortable with. This can create isolation and can increase the chances of depression. If you are feeling insecure about your smile, it may be worth it to look into your cosmetic dentistry options.
Dental Implants Can Help
Thankfully, there are many dental cosmetic procedures that can completely transform a smile. One of the top dental treatments on the market is implants. Dental implants involve the replacement of a tooth or filling in the area of a missing tooth with a natural-looking synthetic one. Over the course of a couple of months, the metal root of the implant will fuse together with the jawbone creating a tooth that looks and feels completely natural.
Aside from appearance, dental implants possess a variety of oral health benefits. Durable implants are totally secured, and allow you to chew regularly without worrying about losing a tooth. The secure-fitting helps you speak naturally, unlike dentures or traditional metal braces which can sometimes alter speech. As permanent replacements, the stress of removing the tooth nightly or when active is not an issue. These benefits allow you to enjoy a totally natural-looking smile and live confidently knowing your teeth healthy and strong.
Other dental services that assist in transforming the smile include
- Veneers: a thin shell that is made out of porcelain or ceramic made to match your surrounding teeth.
- Invisalign: invisible aligners made from thermoplastic material used to straighten the teeth.
- Teeth whitening: hydrogen peroxide solution placed over teeth to create a white smile.
The impact of cosmetic dental procedures is life-altering as studies show a direct link between self-esteem and smiling. The more you improve your mood the easier it is to build and maintain healthy relationships, take chances due to higher confidence and help others in their time of need.
Schedule a Consultation
Want to change your smile today? Please contact us at (805) 410-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with Dr. Peyman or Dr. Sam at our office in Newbury Park or Thousand Oaks with Newbury Dental Group.