You may think that chipped tooth (or even that missing tooth in the back of your mouth) isn’t that big of a deal, but — unfortunately — that is just not true. The truth is people judge us on outward appearances every single day, even if they aren’t necessarily doing it consciously. When are people most likely to notice chipped, cracked, or missing teeth?
The Holidays Are Just Around The Corner
Well-meaning family members and family friends sometimes tell us the hardest truths. Hearing things like, “Have you put on weight?” and “You’re still single?” on the holidays isn’t altogether uncommon, and it’s a fairly safe bet that someone is going to mention your missing tooth, especially after a few glasses of wine. Even if it’s thanks to an accident (most missing teeth in people under age 35 can be attributed to fights, accidents, and athletic trauma), good ol’ Aunt Sally will probably still mention it.
You’re Interviewing For That Job
If you are looking for a new job, a trip to family dentists and/or cosmetic dental clinics beforehand may be in order. Just like an interviewer will make certain assumptions based on your personal hygiene and dress — let’s face it, you’re not going to interview as well wearing a hoodie and with several days without a shower — they will also get certain ideas if you’re showing off a tooth gap when you grin. Whether you are preparing for that interview or just trying to keep the “well-meaning” comments from your relatives at a minimum, snap-on dentures or bridges are a fast and effective fix (dental implants, on the other hand, can take six to 12 weeks to anchor in patients’ mouths). Affordable dentists can work with you when placing dentures. More involved cosmetic procedures, on the other hand, cost an average of $5,000 to $6,000!
As much as we may not want to admit it, people do make judgments based on physical appearances. Keep those judgments to a minimum by visiting cosmetic dental clinics for inexpensive dentures, crowns, and bridges.