Fixing Your Smile

If two people with roughly the same skills and qualifications are applying for the same job position, guess what becomes the deciding factor?

Their smile. Science says so: People with whiter, straighter teeth tend to get better job opportunities than their peers who may be suffering from discolored teeth, chipped teeth or any other smile “imperfections.” Later on, these fortunate folks also tend to receive faster promotions and higher pay.

Some say this seemingly unfair advantage comes from the good impression a great smile creates; the surveys reveal good teeth is often associated with trustworthiness, professionalism and attractiveness.

In other words, the one with the best smile wins.

It’s not exactly a groundbreaking revelation. And the good news is, if you’re looking into fixing your smile (whether or not due to career reasons), there is now wider a range of better quality and more affordable cosmetic dental services you can invest in today.

For instance, you may want to look into veneers if you want to repair discoloration, staining, chipping or cracks in your teeth. Minor misalignments and unsightly gaps in between teeth can also be addressed by veneers.

Many patients choose veneers because they’re discreet, meaning it will be hard for someone to notice that you’re wearing them. The right veneers can look and feel like natural teeth, only better, because they’re more durable and resistant to damage and discoloration.

In fact, that’s another main advantage about getting veneers, especially those made of porcelain. If you care about value for money, they’re a good investment since they’re extremely durable. Yes, they will inevitably need to be replaced after some time. But choosing high-quality materials, working with a skilled dentist, and diligent maintenance can make veneers last for a long time, more specifically a decade or even more.

People who are wary about undergoing dental procedures that are too invasive also prefer porcelain veneers. The process is fast and simple. You even have the option to skip anesthesia, because it actually doesn’t cause any major discomfort. However, some portion of your tooth enamel may need to be shared to fit the veneers. Talk to your dentist about how the removal of tooth material can be reduced to the very minimum.

As with any dental solution, veneers are not for everyone. Your teeth and gums need to have sufficient health, strength and structure for veneers to hold well. Also, you might run into premature problems if you drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes, so you might want to reconsider your lifestyle choices when thinking of getting veneers. Ask your dentist to know the best options for you.