Veneers: Why White and Even Teeth are More Attractive

Having an attractive smile can make a huge difference in your social life. It’s pretty apparent that our society has very specific qualifications when it comes to what makes an attractive smile. Discolored, crooked or damaged teeth just don’t make the cut. In fact, they never have and never will. Evenly spaced, white teeth are the ideal that humans are attracted to and this is exactly the smile that veneers offer our patients!

But why is it that we are more attracted to smiles sporting perfectly spaced and white teeth?

Apparently, it is in our nature.

A study done by researchers at the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire suggests that we naturally prize a smile that is white and even because it is a sign of health. After taking photos of models and digitally altering the shade and spacing of their teeth, the researchers asked 150 men and women to rate the different pictures according to how attractive they found the models.

The pictures of models with yellow and crooked teeth were the least attractive while models with white and evenly spaced teeth were the most popular. Researchers suggest that the whiter, more even smiles indicate health- and health is an important trait when searching for a mate. An attractive smile indicates youth, good health and good genetics.

So, what happens when you don’t sport a natural, attractive smile? Today, patients with less than attractive smiles can choose veneers- a procedure that hides a number of dental flaws to give you a dramatic smile makeover!

What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin shells that our dentist can attach to the front of a tooth and hide any number of imperfections such as:

  • Broken teeth/chipped teeth
  • Badly damaged teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Decayed teeth

Veneers do not replace teeth, instead they just hide unattractive ones. However, in order to make room for these thin shells, our dentist must remove a tiny fraction of enamel from your natural tooth. This means that the process is irreversible and can last up to 15 years when taken care of properly!

Why Veneers?

If you have never been satisfied with the appearance of your smile, veneers can give you an immediate smile makeover! Among other immediate benefits, this procedure offers our patients:

  • A younger looking smile
  • A healthy looking smile
  • The ability to make better first impressions
  • Better chance of securing a job
  • Increase in self confidence

Veneers at Creative Smiles

If you are looking for a way to improve your smile, visit our office at Creative Smiles or call us at (520) 825-8112!

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