Confidence is a funny thing. For a simple emotion, it can have an undeniable impact on our lives. Studies show that more than 70% of girls between 15 and 17 will often avoid normal activities (like attending school) when they feel bad about their appearance. But lack of confidence isn’t unique to teenage girls. Adults are affected too. Studies also show that, while self-confidence evens out for young adults and the middle-aged, after 60 it starts to decline. Let’s all remember that “confidence is key” When it comes to success in business and our relationships, confidence can make a major difference with the way we are perceived and the way we approach our day to day lives.
Fortunately, boosting your confidence doesn’t have to be hard and in some ways, it’s something you can take care of from the comfort of a dentist’s chair (yes! some of them are quite comfortable). Cosmetic dentistry can accomplish quite a lot for your look. Now, let’s look at three of the most common ways your dentist can boost your confidence with better looking teeth :
Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and most effective ways to quickly boost your confidence. The best part is that it can be accomplished in as little as an hour. In-office laser teeth whitening can easily boost the whiteness of your teeth by multiple shades with results that will last in excess of 6 months.
Getting dental implants is much more involved than a procedure like teeth whitening and most commonly used by patients who are missing teeth or who would like to replace severely discolored or misshapen teeth. However, they’re also sometimes used by patients who want (and can afford) a brand new set of perfect teeth (otherwise known as “Hollywood teeth”). Dental implants are a sure-fire way to completely transform your smile. Getting dental implants involves your dentist removing the affected teeth and installing titanium posts (which replace the root system). On top of these titanium posts, artificial prosthetic teeth are customized to fit your mouth and complete your smile. Better yet, they look and feel just like natural teeth.
Feeling confident about your teeth isn’t limited to teenagers and young adults. When you’ve had your teeth for your entire life (and you’ve lived a long life), there’s a good chance your teeth might need to be replaced. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter how careful you were about brushing and flossing for all those years. This is where dentures often come in. With numerous types of dentures available and improving technology every year, the opportunity to get great looking, great fitting, and affordable dentures is better than ever. In addition to traditional dentures, many dentists also offer solutions like over dentures, which are a denture hybrid that take advantage of miniature dental implants that allow you to snap your dentures in and out. Unlike traditional dentures, over dentures don’t use a support plate that covers the roof of your mouth. While more costly, this can eliminate the slippage often associated with lower dentures.
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