blog | July 11, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
"Don’t judge a book by its cover." How many times have you heard that admonition? Look deeper, beyond the superficial, for true beauty, right? That’s true, but let’s be realistic, humans make instant judgements about other humans, and often those are based on appearance. Whether fair or not, your smile (and the teeth that make up that smile) are a factor in determining how others see you, and even how you see yourself.
This quick blog post discusses why your smile matters and touches on dental implants as a possible way to improve your smile.
Your Smile Matters, A Lot
We live in a society that places a lot of weight on how people look. Let’s face that reality. Movie stars put forth an image of glamour, and even in professions as diverse as attorney to doctor to the person greeting us as a receptionist, people tend to judge people based on their appearance. In his book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Daniel Kahneman points out the power of the subconscious, how people often judge “fast” based on instinct and are unable to explain in an overt fashion where that judgement came from.
The cover of the book matters, and so does your smile. Your smile – your teeth – are one of the first things that another person sees, and they are something that others see about you on a daily basis. If you are missing a tooth, and it shows, or even if it doesn’t show, your teeth and their appearance can have a tremendous impact on how others perceive you. So your smile matters a lot: it can help you get that better job, it can help you get a better mate (or date), and it can help you be perceived by other people as successful. You must project an image of success to be successful.
Nowadays, people who have problems with their teeth have many wonderful options. It used to be that there were just bridges and dentures, but the industry has moved to dental implants. Dental implants – usually made of titanium – are surgically implanted in your jaw, and then crowned to look like real teeth. In fact, they can look better than real teeth!
Everyone’s situation is different. Some people just need one tooth, while others need a total set of both upper and lower teeth. Our office even has an exciting procedure called ‘teeth in a day,’ in which you can have all your dental implants done at the same time, thereby speeding up the process and allowing you to function while we create your permanent dental implants. We work closely with dentists, and in that way speed up the process.
Today there is no excuse for not having a perfect smile. We offer an initial consult, so don’t be afraid to investigate whether dental implants are a good decision for you. Your smile is with you every day, 24/7, and it is an important way that others perceive you. Don’t let another day go by with a bad smile.
Please call us today at (415) 992-9188 or schedule a consultation.