There is no substitute for the confidence of a beautiful smile. Veneers are a great alternative to more complicated dental procedures to significantly enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers, also known as laminates, are beautiful, thin, porcelain coverings that are permanently bonded to your teeth. They are strong, durable, and truly lifelike.
Common smile improvements that veneers are used for:
- Spaces between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
- Crowded or misshapen teeth
Subtle or dramatic changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two to three office visits. Dr. Dowsett works in partnership with you to achieve a result that you will love. The partnership also includes the finest ceramic technicians at Artisan Dental Lab in Portland, Oregon, and O’Brien Dental Lab in Corvallis, Oregon.
What is the Complete Health Connection?
A person who has small, discolored, crowded, or misshapen teeth often develops a poor self-image. He or she learns how to hide their teeth, either with their hands or their lips. Let’s think about the implications of reversing with veneers.
Studies show that people who naturally smile more and exercise their mouth muscles which immediately releases feel-good endorphins to the brain. Repeated studies also show that people who feel good about their appearance are happier, more successful, live more productive lives, make 18-20% more income in their lifetime, and have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Even just engaging the muscles that make us grin will release feel-good endorphins! That’s right, even faking a smile will make us feel better. Smiling also boosts our immune system, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure.
Not only is grinning good for you, but it’s also good for the people around us! That’s because smiling is contagious. When other people see you smile, they tend to smile and feel happier as well. This leads to a better, more positive response toward you.
That’s why making the investment to improve your smile pays continuous rewards. A healthy self-image to truly feel better and engage with the world in the most positive way possible.
By enhancing your smile, you can inspire change in other aspects of your life and encourage new habits that improve your quality of life and overall health.