Inlays & Onlays: Helping You Smile With Confidence!
A dazzling smile can ignite a room. It projects strength, confidence, and beauty.
For decades dentists have worked on ways to treat dental problems, and while esthetics were a concern, they didn’t always reach what we would consider beautiful. Restorations were primarily functional. But now, with the amazing advancements in dentistry and the art and science of restorations and the new materials available, we can provide absolutely beautiful esthetics as well as change the way your teeth look, the way they function, and the way they feel – which means the way you feel!
Because your mouth is one of the focal points of your face, it plays a major role in how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you.
- Smiling is a universal way to communicate a full range of emotions.
- Smiles are cross-cultural – they mean the same thing no matter what language we speak or from which culture we come. It’s the most easily recognized facial expression.
- The average adult smiles upwards of 20 times a day (although we suspect that statistic is actually low). The average child smiles upwards of 400 times a day.
- Studies show that it’s hard to frown when someone is smiling at you. Could smiles be contagious? 😉
- Smiling, even when we don’t feel like it, releases feel-good endorphins… Even a “fake smile” can improve our mood.
- Smiling reduces stress.
- Smiling can even lower blood pressure.
- Smiles come in 19 different shapes and sizes and fall into one of two categories: “social smiles,” which use fewer muscles and “felt smiles,” which use more muscles.
Nowadays, we’re surprised when a big-screen star, politician, or anyone in the public eye laughs with abandon and we catch a flash of a silver-colored amalgam filling. Have you ever caught yourself not laughing out loud because you, too, have amalgams? Have you ever caught yourself covering your smile?
More and more, it’s so unusual to see silver-colored amalgam because advances in dental technology are making silver-mouth such a vision of the past. And this is not just for all those red-carpet stars and famous people out there, but for all of us “real” people.