Maybe this describes you. You have a healthy mouth. You’ve always taken care of your teeth and you don’t have any major problems. You think you should be happy with the teeth you have, but truth to be told, you just aren’t satisfied with their appearance.
It could be that the spacing between your teeth is a little off. There are a few gaps, or they overlap a bit. Nothing that would require braces, but maybe your front teeth aren’t perfectly straight, or they’ve worn unevenly over the years. Or perhaps they look small or a little childish. Or that front tooth that got broken has a crown that doesn’t quite match the rest of your teeth. Or they’ve gotten so stained and discolored that you are a bit embarrassed about how they look.
So, is it wrong to want to approve the appearance of your teeth just so you can have a more dazzling smile?
No, not wrong at all. It is human nature to want to look as attractive as possible and having cosmetic dentistry is no more wrong than having your hair done. In fact, it is one of the things you can do that will help you feel better about yourself. If you have a beautiful smile, you will be more confident, happier.
If you are bothered by the kinds of aesthetic problems we described earlier, one possible solution would be porcelain veneers. These are thin, custom-made enamel coverings that alter the shape and appearance of your teeth. They are constructed in the lab of very natural looking and durable porcelain or ceramic.
People who take the plunge and decide that it is worth having a beautiful smile are inevitably thrilled with the results that veneers provide. The procedure only takes a few steps and once the veneers are made, you’ll be able to see them in place before they are permanently glued so adjustments can be made.
We at Goodness Dental understand how important the appearance of teeth can be for our patients, and we are committed to giving you the best outcome possible. There’s nothing to wait for. Yes, it’s okay to want a beautiful smile, but it is even better to have one.