There has been a lot of focus and study on the smile and its influence on how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us. Thanks to the colossal impact of social media and television on society, a high level of anxiety has been created about the appearance of smiles with 31 per cent of those in the UK reported to experience anxiety about the look of their smiles regularly. This zeroed-in scrutiny on smiles, from how they appear to their ability to influence social judgements, have resulted in us feeling sensitive about our teeth.
This teeth anxiety issue may be due to the poor social perceptions awarded to those with non-ideal smiles. These individuals are thought to be of limited intelligence and less likely to be successful in their professional and social capacities, as well as less likely to be popular or earn a good income. It has even been found that poor dental appearance may be a barrier to a job applicant’s chances of getting hired. Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dental care devoted to improving the appearance of teeth. On the list of cosmetic dentistry treatment plans are veneers Liverpool – a growing popular option used to correct a multitude of teeth issues, including closing small gaps between teeth, bringing teeth into alignment with each other and correcting imperfections such as chipped tooth enamel and discolouration.
The treatment consists of an ultra-thin layer of dental material (the most commonly used are porcelain and a composite product) that has been custom-designed for a secure fit over the outer surface of the affected individual tooth. Should a composite material be used, this will be colour-matched to ensure a seamless natural look.
The long list of plus points offered by veneers adds to the appeal of this type of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth receiving treatment are said to look natural and healthy and due to being bonded to enamel with a specially-formulated strong adhesive, they are properly secured to the tooth and not likely to move out of place. Very little preparation is needed, even when the enamel of the tooth is too smooth or shiny, a small amount may have to be removed to ensure proper bonding takes place.
It is not uncommon for patients who like their smiles to believe themselves to have good oral health also. A healthy mouth is strongly associated with high levels of self-confidence, which in turn, influences how far one gets on in life. When an individual feels good about how they look, this confidence makes them more open to embracing opportunities. And it is one’s attitude on facing opportunities (you can welcome and explore them or you can shy away from them) that ultimately determines one’s success, no matter if it is for professional advancement or socially. Confidence in your smile opens you to smiling more, talking more and not being afraid to meet new people.
For a tailored veneer treatment plan get in touch with an experienced dental practitioner at a dental clinic renowned for their efficacy and focused customer excellence in dependable dental care.