As we enter into the new year, you might be thinking about what goals you want to accomplish this year. One of the top goals for career-oriented people is to earn a promotion. Earning a promotion means entering the next stage of your career, more responsibility at work, and usually a hefty raise. If you want to earn that promotion, it won’t just take working your butt off at work. You need confidence. Our cosmetic dentist at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry can help you transform your smile to look amazing and give you the confidence you need to go above and beyond at work.
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How Your Smile Can Affect Your Confidence

When you feel happy, your brain automatically responds by moving your mouth into a smile. Smiles can improve your mood and your overall emotional health. When you smile, the muscles in your face actually tell your brain to release endorphins. Even if you’re in the worst mood possible and you force yourself to smile, you will feel a little better. Smiles are a universal way to show that you’re happy. Smiles also make you appear confident, friendly, and more approachable.

When you feel embarrassed about your teeth, you might not smile as much as you should. This won’t just affect your emotional health, but it can also make you appear to lack confidence, make you seem unfriendly or rude, and even make you less approachable.

If you’re trying to get a raise and you feel embarrassed about your teeth, you might come off as unconfident and unapproachable. It can even prevent you from speaking out in meetings or drawing attention to yourself. As a result, you’re not putting in as much effort as you possibly should at work or presenting amazing ideas that might captivate your boss. These factors can all prevent you from getting the promotion you’re working towards.

Cosmetic Dentistry Will Boost Your Confidence

If you’re ready to earn that raise and never second-guess speaking up in meetings or making your presence known at work again, consider cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all the problems you dislike about your teeth and provide you with a gorgeous smile that helps you feel confidence you didn’t know possible. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, hide chips, cracks, or physical damage, or straighten your teeth, our cosmetic dentist in Wilmington, NC can help. Here are some of the problems we can address with cosmetic dentistry.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

A chipped or cracked tooth, especially at the front of your mouth, can make you feel incredibly self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, these are both easy problems to fix with cosmetic dentistry. Using dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding can instantly cover your chipped or cracked teeth. As a bonus, it will also protect your teeth from further damage and restore any potentially lost strength. Dr. Kuzma will recommend the best treatment for your damaged teeth.

Misaligned Teeth

If your teeth aren’t perfectly aligned and straight, we can help you achieve a straight smile and in some cases, without orthodontics. For instance, if you only have a few gaps or minor crookedness on your teeth, we might be able to use porcelain veneers to conceal your tooth’s flaws for instant results instead of waiting months for an orthodontic treatment to finish.

On the flip side, we offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments that can straighten your teeth, push in gaps, undo crowding, and fix bite issues. We offer Invisalign and functional braces.

Our Wilmington, NC cosmetic dentist will recommend the best treatment for your smile during your consultation. The beauty of using Invisalign is that the treatment is nearly invisible so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing braces! This will help you maintain and even gain confidence during your treatment.

Missing Teeth

Having one or more missing teeth can feel embarrassing and even make it difficult to chew or speak. Our cosmetic dentists can replace your missing teeth using dental implants and/or the Denture Fountain of Youth® if you need to replace an entire arch. Your replacement teeth will both function and look amazing.

Stained Teeth

Another common problem people face that makes them lack confidence in their smile is stained teeth. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers make it easy to brighten your smile!

Receding Gums

If you clench or grind your teeth or have dealt with gum disease in the past, you might have receding gums. This can make your teeth look unattractive and cause some discomfort. Using Chao Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation, we can push your gums back over your teeth where they belong without a painful and lengthy gum graft procedure. We also offer gum recontouring to help with gummy smiles and uneven gum lines.

Unnatural Looking Restorations

Lastly, we can rejuvenate your smile by removing unnatural looking restorations and replacing them with new ones. Your old ones might look unnatural because they’re made of metal or they were just designed poorly and don’t complement the rest of your teeth.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation in Wilmington, NC

If you’re ready to gain confidence in your smile and in yourself, our cosmetic dentist in Wilmington, NC are ready to help. Please contact Kuzma Advanced Dentistry at (910) 392-6060 to book an appointment today.