If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you may subconsciously try to avoid people seeing your smile. You may cover your mouth when laughing, hide your teeth when photographed, or shield your teeth with your lips when speaking. Years of straining your facial muscles to keep your smile a secret may alter your facial tone over time. Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into something you will want to show off. When you speak, laugh, and take pictures, you will comfortably and proudly smile, reducing the strain on your facial muscles and tone.
Also, missing teeth can affect your facial features. If a patient has been missing several teeth for an extended period of time, the jawbone may resorb and cause the cheek to slightly sink in that area. Thus, if you lose a tooth, you should try to replace it as soon as possible. Dental implants and dental bridges are excellent options to replace missing teeth and restore your smile and facial features.
About my experiences as a cosmetic dentist
While in college, I decided on a career in dentistry. At the time, working as a dentist seemed to be the perfect combination of art and science, two fields I always enjoyed. Twenty-five years later, I continue to love my profession. After attending and teaching at Tufts Dental School, I moved to south Florida with my wife Joanne and have been practicing in the Delray and Boynton Beach area ever since. Over the years, the advancements in aesthetic dentistry have been incredible. The technology has improved exponentially, and cosmetic dentistry has become my passion. With the materials available today, almost any smile makeover is possible. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please feel free to contact us.