A beautiful smile has always been essential to overall attractiveness. There is more truth in that today than ever before. Every era has a look, eg. the big hair trend of the 1980s; society today is focused on facial beauty. This trend is fueled by the media. TV and magazines display “beautiful people” in shows and advertisements. Every one of these “beautiful people” flashes a stunning smile, which is the secret to their attractiveness.
Historically, cosmetic dentistry was only available to the Hollywood stars and the very rich. With the advances in modern dental technology, materials, and techniques, stunning smiles became available to everyone. Patients flocked to cosmetic dentists to get in on the trend and have a Hollywood smile of their own. What they discovered after treatment was that the benefits went far beyond sporting the latest style.
Cosmetic dentistry definitely enhances attractiveness, but the benefits go far beyond cosmetic. Patients enjoy better oral health; straighter teeth are easier to keep clean than crowded or mis-shapen teeth. The first step in cosmetic smile enhancement is to address existing oral conditions, it is general dentistry with the added element of art. Additionally, patients who have had cosmetic work tend to practice better oral hygiene to protect their beautiful new look.
An attractive smile improves a patient’s sense of self-worth. When you look in the mirror and like what you see, you can greet the world with confidence and a self-assured air. However when you see flaws, it can hurt your self-esteem. This can evolve into an avoidance of close interaction with others, with the potential to deprive you of new friends and new opportunities. Patients have found themselves eagerly wanting to get out and engage in the world again after a smile enhancement.
Studies have found that people with attractive smiles are perceived to be healthier, happier, more successful, trustworthy, intelligent, and interesting. These perceptions can provide great advantages in your career and personal life. A study conducted at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles found that those with attractive smiles had better luck with job interviews, promotions, pay raises, and dating.
Seeking cosmetic smile enhancement isn’t self-indulgent, it is a way to make you feel better about yourself, improve your life, open new opportunities, make new friends, and enjoy better oral health. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center became a dentist because he believes that “by improving people’s smiles he can improve their lives.” He offers a vast array of cosmetic dental procedures from simple teeth whitening to dental implants. Call Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 954-8200 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Koppikar to discuss the possibilities cosmetic dentistry holds for you.