Life-Changing Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you know someone who had a smile makeover, you may have heard them say the experience was life-changing. In fact, you might have noticed a change in them; perhaps they are smiling more often and seem happier or more confident. You can experience the same advantages with your own customized makeover designed to fit your personality and unique smile.

Here’s how your lifestyle can improve with cosmetic dentistry and which services you might want in your own treatment plan.

How can cosmetic dentistry change my life?

The most rewarding thing about smile makeovers is how much of a positive impact they can have on all areas of your life. Here are three major ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your outlook on life and how you interact with others.

  • Inner Happiness and Confidence

Self-confidence coincides with inner happiness and contentment in life. When you feel free to speak, smile, eat, and otherwise interact with people without hiding your teeth, you will experience an immediate boost in how you feel inside. You’ll find yourself smiling often and speaking and laughing freely. Your mood, and even your mental health, will improve.

You’ll notice that you look forward to taking pictures with friends, or of yourself, and going to events you may have felt nervous about before because of your teeth. This newfound confidence has a ripple effect, too. Many people will also change their fashion, start a healthier diet or exercise regimen, reenter the dating scene, or begin pursuing goals they didn’t feel comfortable chasing previously.

  • Interpersonal Relationships

Smiling is perhaps one of the single most important forms of body language in humans. It tells those around you that you’re friendly, self-assured, and happy. Smiling is also contagious and encourages people around us to smile in return, cementing the idea that you’re an enjoyable person to be around. Not surprisingly, when you feel confident in your smile, you’ll smile often, which naturally improves your interpersonal relationships—new and old.

  • Career and Professional Life

A smile makeover could help you nail your next interview, get the high-demand promotion, or have your raise request accepted. Studies have found that people with great smiles are often seen as more successful, educated, and intelligent. These characteristics are especially important in professional settings where first impressions are everything.

Heightened self-confidence is also apparent in your body language and how you present yourself. It isn’t uncommon for someone post-makeover to suddenly feel motivated and encouraged to pursue changes in their career they may have been reluctant to before.

What can I expect from a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers are customized treatment plans that include one or more cosmetic or restorative services to repair, restore, and revive a person’s smile. Your smile makeover may look very different from someone else’s, even if the final results are both balanced smiles with straight, white teeth.

Here are some of the most popular services included in a smile makeover.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services in smile makeovers because they can transform teeth efficiently. Thin porcelain shells will be placed over each front tooth, covering any chips, cracks, and other superficial damage. Best of all, your veneers will give you a permanently white smile, forever covering stubborn stains and discoloration.

Gum Contouring

Does your smile look too gummy? Gum contouring and crown lengthening will shorten your gumline while lengthening your teeth. Your dentist will be able to calculate the perfect ratio of gum to tooth to give you a natural, even-looking smile. Depending on how much tissue is removed, your dentist might use veneers or crowns to protect your teeth after the contouring procedure.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns aren’t always purely restorative; these versatile restorations can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Usually, porcelain crowns will be used for teeth that are weak, vulnerable, or have enough damage that porcelain veneers may not be suitable. They both achieve the same results, but crowns simply offer much structural support and stability.

You’ll discover which services will be included in your smile makeover during a consultation with the best general and cosmetic dentists in Bloomington, IL.

Schedule your consultation at Bloomington Modern Dentistry.

The quickest way to book your consultation with our dentists is by calling our office Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also send us an appointment request by filling out this easy online form.

Your ideal smile doesn’t have to be out of reach. We look forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful, confident smile yet!