Having a beautiful, friendly smile that exudes health and wellbeing can have a big impact on your life. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, and if you are unhappy with it or hide it in everyday conversations and important events, it can hinder how far you are able to go in life – whether in work, love, or other situations. Fortunately, with more cosmetic dental options available than ever before, a nearly instantaneous smile transformation is possible. Dr. Rogel Carlos, cosmetic and family dentist in Scottsdale, AZ, discusses how porcelain veneers can change your life.
Porcelain veneers explained
First, it is helpful to understand what porcelain veneers are and how they work to enhance your smile. Veneers are very thin facings made of porcelain that are custom-designed and shaped to match your natural smile. They provide immediate results and can last for many years if taken care of properly. Many of our patients choose porcelain veneers to beautify their smile if they have:
- Chipped teeth or otherwise misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are permanently discolored or stained
- Uneven or gapped teeth
- Teeth that seem too small in comparison to other teeth
Some patients choose to have veneers placed on all their visible teeth, whereas others may only want them on specific problem teeth. First, the dentist shaves a minor amount of enamel off the teeth that will be treated and then creates a precise impression of the teeth so that the veneers can be custom fabricated in a dental laboratory out of a strong porcelain material. Then, when the veneers are ready, the dentist temporarily places them in your mouth to ensure that they fit, feel, and look great. When you both agree that they are ready to be bonded, the dentist will permanently adhere them to your teeth.
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Increase your confidence
When you see a beautiful smile every time you look in the mirror, it can create a huge boost in your self-confidence that translates to many other areas of your life. Your whole demeanor can change when you feel better about yourself! When you have that extra pep in your step and hold your chin high, everyone takes notice – from your spouse and children to strangers you pass on the street.
Attract potential partners
While everyone agrees that beauty comes from within, many people would also say that the smile is the place where it radiates outwards. When you are looking for love – whether it’s in person or in online dating sites – it sends the message to potential partners that you care about yourself and your health, which translates into better first impressions.
Ace your next job interview
A job interview can be nerve-wracking for even the most skilled employees, but when you know you have a stellar smile that exudes health and competence, it will make a terrific impression on potential employers. They will notice the meticulous attention you pay to your teeth, which can translate into better on-the-job performance.
Look more approachable
If you never smile, it sends the signal to others that you don’t want to talk, and it may seem stand-offish. When you feel comfortable and confident smiling around coworkers, customers, and other people you are meeting for the first time, your warm smile will make you look more approachable. This can be a huge asset in jobs where persuasiveness is important, such as sales or law.
A fact of modern-day life is that people can judge someone by their appearance. When you have straight, white teeth, it shows people that you take the time to care for your mouth and health, and signals to others that you are intelligent and even financially wealthy.
Learn more in a consultation
If you have cosmetic concerns with your teeth that are preventing you from living your life to its fullest, we encourage you to take the first step in improving your smile by calling AZ Dental Wellness of Scottsdale today. In a consultation, Dr. Rogel Carlos will evaluate your teeth and gums and discuss the improvements you’d like to see in your teeth before providing recommendations about possible treatments. We are always happy to answer your questions and provide alternative options if veneers are not the best choice for you. Call us at (480) 747-1352 to schedule an appointment today!
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