You can say a lot without saying anything at all. Just by smiling, you can convey a range of emotions from happiness to relief. Smiles can have many different types of meanings and interpretations. They can be wistful, beaming, flirtatious, shy, bold, sexy, confident, nervous and much more. Those people in our lives who know us well will often know what we are feeling just by reading our body language including our smiles.
Your smile can also say a lot about you to people you do not yet know. For instance, during a job interview or a first date, your smile is often the first impression people get. Many assumptions are made about you, just based on your smile. When meeting people for the first time, does your smile convey confidence, or does it highlight your insecurities? The answer to this could have an important affect on your life.
Missing teeth can negatively affect your smile, your overall appearance and your confidence. If teeth are not replaced, bone loss will occur causing negative changes in the facial appearance. These changes cause patients to look older than their actual ages. In addition, many patients with missing teeth will alter their smiles or avoid smiling altogether to hide the fact that they are missing teeth. Since smiling signals that you are open to interactions with others, this can negatively affect social interactions and relationships.
Dental implants now provide patients with a permanent solution to missing teeth that does not cause bone loss and actually enhances their facial appearances. Dental implants are prosthetic anchors that are embedded in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. Once the jawbone has healed and the anchors are secured, natural looking crowns may be attached to the dental implants to take the place of missing teeth. This revolutionary dental treatment allows for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
If your smile has been negatively affected by tooth loss, please contact an oral surgeon in your area to get more information about dental implants. You will be glad you did.