About Cosmetic Dentistry
If you were to ask many adults what most displeases them about their appearance, they’d probably say, “I don’t like my teeth.” That’s really unfortunate, because it means that they don’t smile, and smiling isn’t just the way that you create a first impression when you meet people – smiling actually makes you feel better, because the mere act of smiling releases endorphins, otherwise known as “feel good” hormones. It’s a vicious circle – you’re not smiling because you’re not happy, and you’re not happy because you’re not smiling. So it just makes sense – if you have a good, attractive smile, you’ll smile more often, and you’ll be happier!
If you’re dissatisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. The benefits are huge. You’ll make a great first impression because you’ll look so much better, and you’ll realize other benefits as well. For example, if you have gapped, crowded or crooked teeth, you may find that they’re difficult to clean. That means that you’re far more vulnerable to plaque buildup that can cause gum disease. Additionally, if your teeth are worn, they’re considerably more vulnerable to cracking or breaking. If your teeth are misaligned, again you could have trouble cleaning them, and you could also be prone to pain in your jaw, headaches, and trouble enjoying the foods that you love.
Fortunately, all these problems can be corrected by a competent cosmetic dentist using a range of techniques. Gapping or discolored teeth, for example, can be corrected by means of porcelain veneers. Severely damaged teeth can benefit from crowns. If your smile is less than wonderful because you have missing teeth, dental implants can be a great solution.
The sad fact is that people will judge you based on how your teeth look. It’s not fair, but it’s how it is. You could be missing out on a great social life, or even a great job if your teeth don’t look good. First impressions really do count.
With all the options available through modern cosmetic dentistry, there’s no reason why anyone has to suffer the embarrassment of an unsatisfactory smile. If you want to work on improving your smile, our dentist, Dr. Headley at KC Smile, can assess your condition and recommend a course of treatment that will give you the smile that you want and deserve. Call our office in Overland Park at 913-491-6874. Schedule your consultation today!