Cosmetic Dentistry

Why Cosmetic Dentistry

How important is your smile?

Cosmetic dentist in wakad. cdic smiles best dental clinic. It might surprise you to know that researchers from Penn State University, USA, have found that people form instant opinions about you based on your smile. Your smile can make you seem likeable and polite, and can even be a sign of your trustworthiness and competence!

It’s not just people’s perceptions of you that are affected by your smile; internal chemical responses can be provoked by your smile. Charles Darwin’s facial feedback response theory suggests that just the very act of smiling can improve our mood. Ron Gutman explains this theory in his TED talk ‘The Hidden Power of The Smile’ – chemically, just one smile can give the brain as much stimulation as eating two thousand chocolate bars!

That may not be good news for those of us who lack confidence in our smiles. What if you have got used to not smiling fully and even trying to hide your teeth when you smile? That’s the reality for a lot of us who have dental concerns – the act of smiling can actually cause us stress. Posing for photos or getting through that important work meeting can become a huge challenge about trying not to show your teeth.

What would you like your smile to say about you, and what are you worried it says about you now? What can be done to make the changes you would like to see in your smile?

Cosmetic dentistry is basically a part of dental treatment aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most patients think of tooth whitening or porcelain veneers,as cosmetic dentistry procedures, but a we cosmetic dentist in wakad at CDiC dental clinic wakad can provide much more. Our skilled, experienced  Dr Swapnil B. Patil  cosmetic dentist in wakad and hinjewadi can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem and confidence.

Cosmetic Dentistry​
why Cosmetic Dentistry​

Research and smile science

There is a wealth of research about how smiling is a potent form of non-verbal communication. Helwig et al* conducted a study in 2017 which explored the dynamic properties of a smile deemed to be successful. They found a successful smile is about “an intricate balance of mouth angle, smile extent, and dental show”. How attractive your smile is to others is about how it looks.

A different study** looked at this in more depth – exploring whether a smile makeover could change how intelligent and successful someone appears. This research found that “teeth alone can have an impact on overall attractiveness and perceptions of personality attributes. One’s smile clearly plays a significant role in the perception that others have of our appearance and our personality.”

It’s not just about how your smile affects those around you – smiling actually has a big effect on you too! In an inspiring TED Talk, The Power of A Smile, Ron Gutman explains how smiling actually works to stimulate your brain. A single smile can stimulate your brain to the same level as eating 2000 bars of chocolate… or getting $28,000 in cash! You can also reduce your stress levels by smiling as it enhances hormones like cortisol, dopamine and adrenaline in your body.

What is your smile telling the world right now?

A new smile with straight, aligned teeth is not only attractive, but healthy. Teeth in the correct position with ideal shapes function well during chewing. This in turn allows you to chew healthy food comfortably. We can often try to place less weight on others’ opinions of us – but it’s important to know that your smile has an impact, particularly when it comes to meeting people for the first time. So, what is your smile telling the world right now? Is it the message you want to send out?

Making that first impression is important to all of us, whether it’s for social or business reasons. If you neglect your oral or dental hygiene, you can end up with plaque build-up and white spots that form on the surface of your teeth. This can not only lead to potential gum disease, but can also have a visible effect on your smile. If you leave plaque untreated this can discolour your teeth. Gum disease can also lead to problems with gums receding and bleeding. To people meeting you for the first time, neglecting your oral and dental health can give the impression of someone who is indifferent about certain things.

A smile with missing teeth and gaps can be one of the first things people notice the first time they meet you. Appearance is not everything but it can indicate health, self-respect and respect for the people you are meeting. Replacing missing teeth and ensuring you have good oral health can have a positive impact on your smile and your self-confidence in personal and professional situations.

Having a skew tooth or a series of crooked teeth can pull attention from the rest of the smile and face. You may feel self-conscious and even develop a habit of hiding your teeth when talking or smiling. But this can actually make a crooked smile more obvious to others. Straightening your teeth can give you back your confidence in your smile.

All the features being in proportion with each other is what makes facial harmony – not necessarily perfect symmetry which can give an unnatural appearance. There is an ideal tooth size for each person’s unique smile. If your teeth are too small, sometimes caused by long-term tooth wear and grinding, it may look like your teeth aren’t fully developed. In a business situation, this can even imply that a person is not to be taken seriously. On the other hand, if your teeth are too big in relation to your facial features this can become an unwanted focal point of your smile.
As you age, your teeth may naturally become darker looking and change colour, as staining and cracks appear. Having discoloured teeth at any age can give the impression of being older. Conversely, a whiter, brighter smile can give the appearance of being youthful. Discoloured teeth can also look as though your teeth aren’t clean and can make you feel self-conscious about smiling.

What would you like your smile to say about you?

The good news is that your smile can say whatever you would like it to say. If you dislike aspects of your smile, or have a lack of confidence because of your smile, start by deciding on your smile restoration focus. Ask yourself – what would you like your smile to say about you? We would never want to make anyone feel self-conscious about their smile but we think it’s important to know that your smile is an important part of your non-verbal communication. Small treatments such as veneers or other cosmetic options can make a huge difference to your overall self-confidence and your oral and dental health, and can open up new opportunities for you in every aspect of your life.


What are your cosmetic dentistry options?

Cosmetic dentistry has become a popular choice for those wanting to make small but significant changes to their smile in Richmond and Vancouver. There can be some misunderstanding around the term cosmetic dentistry and what it actually means – isn’t all dentistry cosmetic? It is true that many of the procedures used in cosmetic dentistry can also protect and preserve your natural teeth or replace missing teeth. There are some important differences between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry, and the materials that are used in cosmetic dentistry.

Until recently, visiting the dentist was about purely preserving your natural teeth, treating common concerns such as infection and decay. While they are durable and effective, some of the materials used – such as amalgam fillings – were not attractive and have now mostly been replaced. For example, with biocompatible tooth-coloured composite resin fillings and porcelain restorations to provide the very best and most natural-looking outcome. Veneers are frequently used to create a more cosmetically perfect but minimally invasive smile design, closely mimicking the natural translucency of real teeth.

Digital Smile Design is a service provided by some cosmetic and restorative dentists to plan more complicated smile makeovers. It ensures every single detail is carefully analyzed so that we can plan the most appropriate treatment.

What cosmetic dental treatments are available at CDIC?

Get a whiter, brighter smile with teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is perhaps the first treatment we think of when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. You can brighten and restore your smile simply and effectively with in-chair treatment or take-home whitening options in Richmond. Your skilled cosmetic dentist will talk you through the results you would like to achieve and whether it will be effective for your smile.

Replace missing teeth with dental implants

Whether you have one or several missing teeth, the function and look of your smile can be affected. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option - titanium or zirconia roots can be placed in the bone with specially made and custom bridges or teeth placed on top for a durable, long-lasting tooth replacement option.

Repair your teeth with cosmetic bonding

If you have teeth that have lost some of their length or have chipped or cracked, cosmetic bonding can be used to repair them and rebuild any areas of wear. This can be a simple and effective way to quickly restore your smile.

Dental restorations - porcelain crowns and bridges

Porcelain crowns and bridges can be used, depending on the extent of the damage and the health of the tooth, to repair damaged teeth. Specially designed prosthetics can be made and fitted for a totally natural-looking smile.

Restore your smile with porcelain veneers

If you have lots of discolouration or chipped and cracked teeth, dental veneers are a great alternative to teeth whitening to restore your smile. We place thin porcelain veneers on the front of your teeth to restore your white, bright smile and can also address dental concerns over the size and shape of your teeth.

Depending on your existing smile and what you would like to see we may be able to place veneers with zero or minimal tooth removal.

Replace old fillings with tooth-coloured fillings

Amalgam fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings to give a totally natural aesthetic whilst providing effective protection and functionality for the tooth.

Appointment Etiquette

We ask that all patients arrive in plenty of time for the start of their first appointment. our relaxing waiting area awaits you! If you are no longer able to make you appointment, please give us as much notice as possible. We typically require 24 hours’ notice to avoid a change.