How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Confidence

Your appearance matters, not just for what other people see when they look at you, but what YOU see when you look in the mirror. If you aren’t happy with how you look, it is conveyed in the way you carry yourself and even how you interact with others.

If you don’t like your smile, it can hold you back from reaching your potential and it can seriously affect your confidence.

Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help to change that.

What problems can cosmetic dentistry solve?

Cosmetic dentistry can help correct or improve dental issues that are natural such as teeth that have grown in crooked or are crowded. It can also help correct or improve dental issues that are the result of trauma such as a car accident or injury. Even something as simple as stained teeth from long-time coffee or tea drinking can benefit from a little TLC from a cosmetic dentist.

Some of the most common reasons that people seek out cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Missing teeth
  • Dental fillings that look unnatural or unattractive
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are misshapen
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • “Big gums” or a gummy smile
  • Teeth that are misaligned, crowded, or crooked

Any of these issues can affect your confidence and definitely stifle the smiles. Getting help not only corrects problems that may affect you physically, it also helps you mentally by changing what you see when you look in the mirror – and liking the new you.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is usually not intended to correct problems related to how your teeth function – although that does happen. Implants or dentures make it easier for a person with missing teeth to eat and speak.

The true value of cosmetic dentistry though comes from the way it impacts your mental health and self-esteem. This can include:

The way you look – It is certainly a boost to your self-esteem if you like what you see in the mirror. Cosmetic dentistry can address the things that bother you about your smile so you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.

The way you feel about yourself – If you feel good about the way you look, you are going to feel good about yourself. You won’t be self-conscious when talking to people or asserting yourself in the workplace.

The way you feel about yourself around others – If you don’t like your smile, you are going to always feel like that is the first thing people see when they meet you. It will always be nagging the back of your mind while you are talking to them and that can severely impact your social life. Correcting the issues can give you the freedom to be more social.

The way you present yourself at work – If you are going to get ahead in the workplace, you have to be confident and have a professional appearance. Unfortunately, some people judge others based on their appearance instead of their abilities. A prettier smile can open career doors that you may have thought were closed – or that you didn’t have the confidence to knock on.

The way you move forward and heal from trauma – Most people have dealt with some form of trauma in their life. Birth defects, birth injuries, auto accidents, and domestic violence are very common types of trauma that can affect your smile and the way you feel about yourself. Cosmetic dentistry can help correct some effects of trauma so that you can move forward and heal.

How do your teeth affect your confidence?

An attractive smile can open a lot of doors personally and professionally. It can convey confidence, positivity, and warmth, and make you more approachable. People gravitate to others who possess these qualities.

Now, this can present opportunities to you, but on a deeper level, it reinforces your self-esteem and confidence in your abilities. Even if you already feel confident and happy, the positive feedback from others helps to boost those feelings. When you feel more self-assured and confident, that will be conveyed to others.

On the other hand, if your teeth make you feel self-conscious, it can also impact your social interactions. People who don’t feel good about themselves tend to express body language that repels people or makes them less likely to reach out to you.

In the end, it isn’t so much your teeth, but how you feel about your teeth. When the problem is corrected, your countenance and actions will show it.

What are the types of cosmetic dentistry?

There are many cosmetic and restorative solutions available that can give you the stellar smile you want:

  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth restorations
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Invisalign
  • Crowns
  • Gum contouring
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bridges
  • Implant supported dentures
  • Full or partial dentures
  • All-on-4 Smile Restoration

Your dentist can help you decide the best plan of action to help you achieve the smile you want.

Cosmetic Dentist in Enumclaw WA

Decker Dental in Enumclaw WA provides cosmetic dentistry services and can meet all your family dentistry needs. Call today to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you have a more confident, beautiful smile.

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