Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?
Why should you consider cosmetic dentistry? The answer to that question will change from person to person, but there are some general reasons you may want to talk to someone about changing the appearance of your smile.
We’ll discuss some of those reasons below along with some of the different cosmetic services we offer at Hubbard & Leath Dental.
Before you decide if or what cosmetic treatment you may want to try, start by scheduling a consultation with our dentists.
Whether you live in Auburn Hills, Troy, or anywhere else near our office in Rochester Hills, MI, we will be happy to discuss the options that could give you the smile that you want.
Your Smile Can Look Nicer
Let’s get this out of the way. The main reason people do any kind of cosmetic procedure is because they want to look nicer.
There is nothing wrong with this. It’s why people get their hair cut in a certain way. It’s why people wear certain clothes. It’s why people where makeup.
The difference is that cosmetic dentistry provides a longer lasting change than a new hairstyle, a new shirt, or some lipstick.
With cosmetic treatments, you can make changes that will leave your teeth looking whiter, cleaner, and straighter. More than likely, we have a service that can make your smile look different than it does today.
You Can Feel More Confident
When you get dressed up, you feel different than you do when you put on clothes to work in the yard. There’s nothing wrong with either of these outfits, but you do get a boost of self-confidence when you know you are dressed up for an evening out.
We have seen that cosmetic dentistry can make a big difference for our patients as well. Individuals who were embarrassed by their teeth couldn’t stop smiling after they saw the changes.
Unfortunately, feeling like you need to hide your teeth can hold you back in other areas of your life.
You may hesitate to apply for the job you really want. You may hesitate to ask someone out or accept a date if you are worried about what they will think about your smile. You may avoid going out in public entirely.
We want you to enjoy your life to the fullest and making a change to your smile help you open yourself up to life’s possibilities.
People May See You Differently, Too
This could be a result of the physical changes to your smile, of the newfound confidence you may enjoy, or a combination of both. Regardless, multiple studies have shown that people with nice smiles enjoy social benefits.
In general, people with nice smiles are considered friendlier and more trustworthy. This can help in your professional life as you deal with coworkers or potential clients and customers. It’s also helpful in personal situations when you are meeting new people.
People with nice smiles are often considered more successful and more attractive as well. We don’t think we need to explain how that could help in your personal life.
How To Change Your Smile
The way you change your smile is up to you, but it will depend on what changes you would like to make.
This is why we encourage anyone who is interested in cosmetic dentistry to talk to our dentists. We can discuss the changes you would like to see when you look in the mirror.
Here are some of the common requests we hear and ways we can make those changes:
► Whiter teeth — To remove extrinsic stains, professional teeth whitening is an effective way to improve your smile. For intrinsic stains, we may recommend veneers instead. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth (sort of like siding on a house) to change the appearance of your smile.
► Straighter teeth — There are multiple ways to make your teeth look straighter. Braces and ClearCorrect can change the position of your teeth, while veneers can alter the outward appearance of your smile.
► “Whole” teeth — Over time, teeth can become chipped or worn down. For individual teeth, you may want to consider dental bonding or a dental crown to restore those teeth to their original shape and size. To fix multiple teeth, veneers are an option as well.
Talk To Us About Your Smile
Our dentists have been helping patients at our office in Rochester Hills, MI, for years. Let Hubbard & Leath Dental put our knowledge and experience to work for you and your smile.