Smiling and laughing aren’t just reactions to something that makes you feel good–they’re a scientifically proven way to boost your mood and your health. If you have damaged or missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious and hesitate to share your smile with others. Through cosmetic dentistry, you can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but benefit your mental health and self-esteem as well.
The mental health benefits of a beautiful smile:
- A natural, healthy smile can make you feel more comfortable in social situations.
- Smiling releases endorphins and dopamine, which boost your mood and facilitate relaxation.
- A confident smile can decrease social anxiety caused by cosmetic dental concerns.
- A healthy smile will relieve stress caused by potential dental concerns like bone loss.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a broad range of treatment options including veneers, crowns, and dental implants. In-office whitening options are available, too, if you simply wish to brighten an already healthy smile. If you are seeking to replace one or multiple teeth, dental implants may be the best option. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not require routine upkeep and maintenance. Additionally, they look and feel like your natural smile. Common forms of cosmetic dentistry include:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Reconstructive Dentistry
When to Contact a Dentist About Your Cosmetic Concerns
Don’t let concerns about the appearance of your teeth keep you from feeling confident any longer. At Gentle Dental Center, we offer many general and cosmetic dentistry options suited to meet the needs of each patient we serve. If you’re ready to take the first step to a new smile and greater self-esteem, request an appointment online today!