What's the Difference Between General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?
How your teeth look can have a significant impact on your life. If you’re happy with your smile, you tend to smile more often, and who doesn’t want more of that in their life? Not everyone is happy with how their teeth look. The good news is, although you may not be content with your teeth right now, you can be in the future. A smile makeover can give you the glowing, picture-perfect smile that you want.
What is a Smile Makeover?
So what is a smile makeover, exactly? It’s all to do with how your teeth look. General dentistry focuses on the overall health of the mouth and teeth. A smile makeover focuses on the cosmetic side of things; that is to say, the appearance of the teeth. The process is specific to each patient and can involve any number of procedures. For example, standard smile makeover techniques include dental implants, veneers, dental bridges, gum treatments, and inlays. Whatever the procedure is, the end result is the same: the patient ends up with a smile that they love.
Why Do People Get a Smile Makeover?
Now that we have an idea of what a smile makeover is let’s think about why people get one. To put it simply: there are many reasons! From boosting confidence to erasing imperfections and correcting jaw problems, smile makeovers provide many functions. Let’s take a look at just some of the benefits.
It Boosts Confidence
How we look isn’t the most important thing in the world, but neither is entirely unimportant. Our appearance can significantly impact how we see ourselves, and if you’re not content with your smile, then it’ll be normal to feel a little low in confidence. In this day and age, however, it has never been easier to fix your teeth. Once you’ve gone through the smile makeover process, you’ll have a smile that you love to flash around, and that can make a world of difference to a person’s confidence levels. And who knows what you’ll do with that confidence?
Correcting your teeth won’t only impact the appearance of your smile; it can also improve the functionality of the jaw. Malocclusion can cause any number of issues, from crowded teeth to overbites and jaw pain. It can also just make the teeth feel odd in the mouth. During the smile makeover process, the dentist will position the teeth so that they don’t only look good but also correctly aligned.
Create a Fuller Smile
Sometimes, the issue with a smile isn’t that the teeth are not in alignment; it’s that they’re too small. This can create a smile that appears too “gummy.” A smile makeover can help fix this issue through the use of veneers, which the dental professional can use to lengthen the teeth.
Restores Injured Teeth
It might be that your teeth are generally straight and all in order, but that there’s one problem: one or more of the teeth have been injured. This could result in cracked, broken, or chipped teeth, which will affect the smile. A smile makeover aims to give a perfect smile. You’ll no longer have to cover your smile because of damage to your teeth!
Everyone wants to have straight teeth, but it’s not only the positioning of the teeth that contributes to how picture-perfect the smile is. The color of the teeth does, too. When you undergo a smile makeover, you’ll leave the dentist with a smile that is flawless from top to bottom. Your teeth will be straight and pearly white; everything you ever wanted them to be, essentially!
Better Eating Style
Of course, the primary reason why we have teeth in the first place is to eat. The appearance is just a bonus; fundamentally, our teeth are there to help us eat all the delicious food we need to keep our energy and spirits up. If you have problems with your teeth, then eating might be a little more complicated than it should be. Missing teeth can cause a person to avoid certain foods that are slightly harder to eat. Chewing can be challenging. If nothing else, it could be that a person with poor teeth is reluctant to eat in public because they know their teeth will be on display. A smile makeover eliminates these problems and can help enhance the food experience. Food is one of life’s pleasures, something that everyone should get to enjoy!
Talking More Clearly
Teeth have a bigger impact on a person’s life that most people realize. It’s not just about eating or flashing a smile for the camera. Your teeth can also affect your speaking style. If you have problems with your teeth, then your words could lack clarity or, in the case of gaps between teeth, creating a whistling effect. The impact of this can be difficulty in being understood, which can affect a person’s social and professional performance. A smile makeover can align the teeth and eliminate the cause of the speech impairments, if they’re related to the teeth.
It Can Change Your Life
Finally, perhaps the biggest reason why people get a smile makeover…it has the power to change your life (of course, for the better)! There are many different issues that can arise from having a smile that you’re not entirely happy with, including low confidence, jaw problems, and even broader issues, such as employment opportunities. While there are no guarantees that every aspect of your life will fall into place once you’ve corrected your teeth, we can say this: it’s rare that a person regrets undergoing the smile makeover process!
Ready to begin your journey towards a better smile? Then be sure to get in touch with us here at Godley Station Dental and schedule an appointment. We offer a high level of service that’ll ensure you’re happy with your smile makeover process from beginning to end, and that you love the results.