The importance of a Smile

Your smile exudes your personality. It portrays your confidence, impacts your health, self esteem and relationships. But over time, everything wears out, including your smile.

As time takes its toll, one of the most visible signs of aging is your changing smile. Front teeth, back teeth – they all wear or break down as the years pass. Most times, the loss of back teeth causes the loss of the face support, making one look older than he or she is.

For example, patients who have lost their back teeth at a very young age or worn out their teeth very badly tend to have bite collapse, which puts stress on their facial muscles and joints. Over time, the bite closes up a little and the jaw becomes very squarish. Our chin also moves closer to your nose resulting in a shorter the lower third of your face.

Rebuilding your teeth to their youthful dimensions will not only give you a beautiful smile, but will restore your facial appearance taking years off your face. Functionally, the improvement is also magnified. Patients chew better and are able to enjoy eating a wider array of food which they previously avoids.

A survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reports that 74% of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt their chances for career success.