If you’re suffering from missing or broken teeth it can have obvious negative effects on your ability to chew and enjoy your favorite foods, but did you know it can also have a dramatic effect on how you feel, the way you are perceived by others and your overall health?
According to experts in an NBC News article, the simple act of smiling can actually make you feel happier, reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure and strengthen your immune system. Smiling can even help improve your personal and professional life as evidenced in a study conducted by Penn State University which showed that, “when we smile we not only appear more likable and courteous, but we’re actually perceived to be more competent.” and in another study published by the National Institute of Health, researchers found that “Variations in smiling have likewise been linked with positive judgments of trustworthiness.” And, in case you need one more reason to smile more, British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.
So there is a lot of evidence which shows that smiling can have a pretty big positive impact on your life, but what if due to broken or missing teeth you attempt to hide your smile by not smiling often or at all? How is that going to affect your life, your health, your relationships and your happiness?
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the sudden burst of joy and confidence that my patients display from being able to smile again. If you’ve been hiding your smile due to embarrassment or lack of confidence because of broken or missing teeth, dental implants can be a great solution. As a Biomimetic dentist, my goal is always to preserve as much of your natural dentition as possible, but sometimes a tooth or teeth have reached a point that restoration is not an option. In these cases, an implant is the best option to restore your smile. Implants provide you with a long lasting and natural feeling restoration that avoids cutting into healthy surrounding teeth as is needed with dental bridge work and because implants replace the entire tooth structure, they can be customized to your exact specifications so that you get the ideal smile you envisioned.
If you’ve been hiding your smile for too long, call me to setup a personalized smile consultation at my practice near Pinecrest to find out if implants are the right option for you. We’ll take some pictures, a 3D scan of your mouth and have a conversation to help me understand your goals and what your best options are to help you attain your perfect smile. I look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Yenile Y Pinto DDS