Cosmetic Dentistry to Improve Your Career

Those who are looking to get ahead in their careers need to pay special attention to their appearance in order to make a good impression. Research has shown again and again that attractive people not only get favorable treatment when searching for a job, but they also get preferential treatment after they've been hired. Whether or not it's fair, the reality is that good-looking people are often considered to be better qualified for a job, and they are therefore more likely to be hired than other less attractive applicants. Once they've landed the job, they tend to be promoted more often and are less likely to be fired.

A Look at the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Maintaining good dental health is an important part of grooming. A bright white smile adds to a person's overall beauty, and it creates an impression of conscientiousness and pride in oneself that others will assume carries over into the professional arena.

Cosmetic dental procedures can help young professionals perfect the health and appearance of their teeth. Dentists help individuals obtain a flawless smile with a variety of procedures that straighten and whiten teeth.

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, fix the color, size and shape of discolored or misshapen teeth. They are custom-made to a specific color and size, and are bonded to the front of the teeth.

Anyone who has lost a tooth due to periodontal disease or an injury needs dental implants to repair the damage. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are implanted in the jaw to hold artificial teeth or bridges. They can be surgically applied to the jaw bone, or they can be mounted on top of the bone with a metal framework. "Ideally they should be put in by an experienced implant surgeon as the normally small implant failure rate increases significantly in less experience hands."

Braces and Cosmetic Surgery for a Beautiful Smile

Dental braces, also known as orthodontic braces, straighten the overall appearance of crooked teeth and improve confidence in one's appearance. Braces are put in by an orthodontist and can have important health benefits. Misaligned or crooked teeth are difficult to clean. The food that remains behind after brushing promotes the growth of plaque, which then leads to tooth decay. In addition, an irregular bite can lead to damage to the teeth and jaw from stress and uneven wear.

Health benefits, however, are not the main reason why people get braces. Many young adults who were not able to get braces as children are opting to get them as adults because they want to fix their crooked teeth. Braces have a social benefit, because wearers experience a boost in self-esteem and confidence one their crooked teeth are fixed.

There is no doubt that dental health is key to a person's overall health, and that cosmetic dental procedures play an important role in restoring dental health when individuals have misshapen, crooked, discolored or missing teeth. What is probably more important to many dental patients, however, is their self-confidence and the ability to convey their competency and qualifications through their appearance. Cosmetic dental procedures give this confidence to patients.
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