What Are Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures and How Can They Help Your Smile?

Maybe you’ve plodded along through life with a smile that isn’t as beautiful as you’d like it to be. Maybe you’ve neglected proper care of your teeth and gums and, as a result, you’re trying to bring back to life your once show-stopping smile.

Regardless of the reason you want to enhance your smile, there are a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures that can give you the great results you’re looking for.

Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth or fill-in gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, cosmetic dental professionals can help find the right treatment to give you the best smile possible.

Here are the most common cosmetic dental procedures you’ll find at many dental offices that can improve your smile:

  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Lumineers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

While most patients opt for cosmetic dentistry to improve the look of their smiles, there are other benefits to getting a smile makeover.

There is great power behind a smile. Smiling has a great impact on one’s mood, relationships, professional pursuits and health.

Specifically, a beautiful smile that one isn’t afraid to show off offers these benefits:

Greater Self-Confidence. Who doesn’t want to be proud or sure of who they are and what they look like? People who are self-confident are happier and attract people to be around them. Confident people are also looked more favorably upon in professional settings and are more likely to get a job or promotion.

Happier Attitude and Positive Outlook. According to Scientific American, studies have shown that smiling and frowning enhance and intensify the emotions. Those who smile more had a more positive outlook on things and had better memory recall. Those who frowned often experienced enhanced anxiety and pain and had a more negative outlook on things.

So, if you want more positive emotions, smile more. Smiling will become easier and more natural when your smile is beaming.

Funner to Be Around. A Psychology Today article mentioned that people are drawn to those who smile. People who smile are seen by others as being attractive, trusting, reliable, relaxed and genuine.

Smiling is also contagious. Our brains are programmed to mimic emotions and if someone is happy or smiling, one must try really hard to not smile back and allow the happiness of the smile improve their mood.

Better Health and Wellbeing. Smiling fights and lowers stress, which has many negative impacts on one’s health. Smiling releases “feel good” neurotransmitters called serotonin, endorphins and dopamine. These neurotransmitters relaxes the body and lowers blood pressure and heart rate.

The endorphins released from smiling also help reduce pain.

The serotonin that comes from smiling is a natural anti-depressant and mood lifter.

Smiling is therefore, more effective and safe than over-the-counter pain relievers and unnatural anti-depressant medications. On top of that, smiling is free, and you don’t need a prescription.

When your mood is positive and your body is healthy and stress-free, you have a better quality of life and wellbeing.

Cosmetic dental procedures can give patients that ideal smile so they can enjoy the benefits of smiling.

Smiling is powerful and if you’ve been hiding your smile because of a minor (or major) cosmetic reason, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist and let them help you get your smile back so you can begin to live a happier life.