Are My Dental Issues Affecting My Social Life?

Implant, Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Green Valley Ranch & Nearby Areas of Colorado

Posted: October 15, 2019
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Woman Hiding Smile Behind HandsUnattractive teeth can impact your ability to secure gainful employment. Several studies have shown that potential employers, often unconsciously, judge potential candidates on the appearance of their smile. The same thing happens in social situations.

Studies conducted in the United States and the UK have found that teeth, before anything else, are the first things we notice when meeting strangers. If your smile is dingy, broken, severely discolored, or otherwise unattractive, it can send the absolutely wrong message to those you are socializing with – in many cases that message being that you are unhealthy, unclean, and unattractive.

As we discussed previously on our blog, these assumptions are not necessarily fair – snap-judgments rarely are – but they are real, and if you have issues impacting your smile, they are undoubtedly impacting your social life as well.

What can be Done to Perfect My Smile?

First things first: a healthy and attractive smile starts with routine general and preventive dental care. The first step in getting your smile where you want it to be is by visiting our office for a cleaning and examination. During this meeting, we will clean and polish every tooth in your mouth before one of our compassionate and kind dentists carefully examines your teeth and their support structures to assess your oral health. When necessary, we can schedule additional visits during your routine cleanings to address issues like decay, infection, or gum disease – allowing us to correct oral health issues and return your smile to its strongest.

During routine visits or during a specifically designated consultation, we can begin to build a restorative and cosmetic plan that addresses your various aesthetic concerns. This may include:

  • Tooth Whitening to address surface discoloration
  • Porcelain Veneers to correct issues with tooth size, shape, and presentation
  • Dental Bonding to make teeth consistent in appearance and address issues like broken chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Dental Crowns to protect teeth weakened by infection or decay or to replace a missing tooth
  • Dental Implants or Mini Dental Implants to replace missing teeth, secure a bridge, or secure All-on-Four® Dentures

There are a number of restorative and cosmetic services that can be used in combination for a comprehensive smile makeover in cases where several issues are impacting the smile. During your free cosmetic dentistry consultation we will provide honest information about all of your options to help ensure you are making the best decision for your smile.

Contact Us. We Can Help

Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz are passionate about perfecting smiles and offer comfort and care in an environment that is friendly, welcoming, and safe. At Highpoint Dental, we truly care about every person who walks through our doors and strive to make each visit enjoyable from start to finish.

If you are nervous about dental care, we would be happy to discuss options like free nitrous oxide that can help you find greater comfort. If you are uncertain how you feel about dental care in general, call us for a free consultation and let us help you understand all of your options.

To schedule your appointment at Highpoint Dental, please call 303-617-9100 today. Located in Aurora, we serve all surrounding Colorado communities.