When you have something, you want the maximum benefit possible. That’s true of your car, your cell phone, and something more important — your teeth.
We don’t want teeth that are purely functional (so we can bite and chew food). We want our teeth to look their best, too.
We something is wrong with our teeth, we lose confidence in our smiles. That can cause us to appear sad or withdrawn, and that can affect our confidence in ourselves.
Our team at Beaumont Family Dentistry wants our patients in the Lexington area to feel confident with their smiles and about themselves. Cosmetic dentistry could be the key to restoring your self-esteem so you can take on your next challenge at work or in your personal life.
What’s Wrong With Your Smile?
Hopefully, no one you’ve met has been so rude as to actually say that out loud. Even if they are more polite than that, their body language could be saying the same thing.
You may have seen someone’s expression change to one of strange curiosity the first time you opened your mouth or smiled. You might have even seen a twinge of revulsion, if only for a brief moment when they got a look at your teeth.
When this happens, your teeth can become a distraction, an obstacle preventing you from making a connection with the person you are talking to.
If you are interested in this person romantically, we don’t have to explain why this is a problem.
If you are talking to this person as a potential client or customer, then you could be losing a sale or a contract because he or she isn’t paying attention to what you are saying.
Possible Problems With Your Smile
We will be the first to tell you that no one has a perfect smile, but some problems are more noticeable than others.
Once you notice a problem, it can start to nag at you, however. This can interfere with your day-to-day activities. Here are some of the reasons our patients have sought out the cosmetic services we offer at Beaumont Family Dentistry:
- Chipped teeth — Chipped and broken teeth are part of the lives of millions of people. Accidents happen. Some nuts are harder to crack than others, and sometimes people are jerks. No matter the reason, a chipped tooth may change your smile in ways you don’t like.
- Discolored teeth — Years of tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, or lots of soft drinks (or coffee or tea or wine, etc.) can leave stains on your teeth. Some diseases, or the medications used to treat some diseases, can cause your teeth to change color. Tooth decay can, too.
- Gummy smiles — You know if you have this problem. When you look at a photo of yourself, do you see your teeth or pink tissue? A gummy smile can make you want to avoid smiling altogether.
- Crooked teeth — Everybody would love to have straight teeth, but how many of us have teeth that don’t want to get in line? Maybe your teeth erupted at the wrong angle. Maybe your teeth were too close together and had to fight one another for space. In any case, you know when your teeth aren’t lined up as well as they could be.
- Metal fillings — Years ago metal fillings were a standard way of protecting your teeth. This may keep your teeth healthy, but that may not make you feel any better when someone asks you to “say cheese.”
A Solution For Every Problem
One of the wonderful things about dentistry is that we are constantly making improvements that improve the lives of our patients.
People with chipped teeth can get cosmetic bonding, veneers, or dental crowns to restore their teeth to their full appearance.
People with gummy smiles can use contouring technique to change the shape of their gums. This can reveal more of their teeth, and allow their personalities to shine along with their smiles.
People with discolored teeth can use professional teeth whitening or veneers to dramatically improve their smiles.
People with crooked teeth can try orthodontics (like Fastbraces® or Invisalign), or they can use veneers to give the appearance of straighter teeth.
People who have been living with metal fillings can replace them with tooth-colored fillings that let their teeth look more natural again.
Share Your Smile
Seeing our patients’ smiles is one of the best parts of our days. We know you are more likely to smile when you feel confident about your teeth.
If you are ready to try our cosmetic dentistry or you just want to learn more, call us or make an appointment to visit any Beaumont Family Dentistry office in Lexington.