Improving the appearance of your smile can have a huge positive impact on all aspects of your life. If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, this can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. Some people say that it can hold them back in their social and professional lives. It can affect how others see you, and you may find that in some cases, people with beautiful smiles perform better at work and have better opportunities.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it is more than likely that you will smile less often, hide your teeth behind your hands, and try to keep your mouth closed for pictures. This can affect your mental health and well-being since smiling is shown to be good for your health. When you smile, your brain releases neuropeptides that reduce stress levels. Certain neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins are also released.
The endorphins act as a mild pain reliever, serotonin is an antidepressant and dopamine is responsible for pleasure, satisfaction and motivation. Therefore, the more you smile, the happier you will be, and suppressing your smiles can harm your mental well-being. Speak to your dentist about cosmetic dental treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth so that you can smile happily and confidently all day long.
Is cosmetic dental treatment suitable for you?
Cosmetic dental treatment is great for patients with healthy teeth that are affected by aesthetic issues, but even if you do have underlying dental health conditions, you can still find out about cosmetic dental treatment. You may simply require a combined treatment plan to improve your dental health before you can have cosmetic dental treatment. The advantage of this is that you can improve the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth and gums.
Cosmetic dental treatment can improve the shade, shape, size and alignment of your teeth to create a white, neatly aligned, beautiful smile. If you are unhappy about the appearance of your teeth, speak to your dentist about a smile makeover. A smile makeover is designed to disguise or correct any aesthetic issues, transform the appearance of teeth and create a brand-new smile altogether. Veneers in London are an excellent way of creating a smile makeover.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that work like press-on nails to disguise dental imperfections. The veneering process involves shaving a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the teeth to make space for the veneer. An impression is then taken of the teeth and sent to the laboratory that will create the porcelain shells accordingly. Once the veneers arrive at the practice, you are ready for your fitting. Dental cement is applied to the veneer, and it is placed directly onto the tooth. Once the veneer is positioned correctly, a high-intensity light is shined over them to help them harden quickly.
Veneers are multi-purpose and can change the shape, size and shade of your tooth, which means they can correct many types of cosmetic issues. Some patients only need one veneer to disguise a troublesome tooth, while others may choose to have a full set of veneers for a complete smile makeover.
Veneers are an excellent choice of cosmetic treatment because once in place, they can last between 10 and 20 years. Veneers are stain resistant, meaning they will continue to look just as good as they do on the first day! Also, they protect your teeth underneath; however, you must maintain excellent dental hygiene so that you do not develop tooth decay or gum disease; this includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once so that your teeth remain clean and healthy.
It is also important that you visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will advise you on how to take better care of your veneers, and in the future, they will let you know when it is time to have them replaced. Speak to your dentist today about transforming the appearance of your teeth with veneers and the advantages they can have for you.