Is Cosmetic Dentistry Superficial Vanity?


Cosmetic dental care isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a certain controversial nature to a lot of our patients. Many of them hear “cosmetic dentistry” and they automatically think of vanity, superficiality, and teeth so white and flawless that they look completely fake.

At Precise Dental Of Houston that’s not what cosmetic dentistry means to us. We see it as a way to get something that helps you feel better about yourself and your appearance, and that goes far deeper than being superficial.

You’re So Vain?

We all need to admit something that science has been saying for a while: we’re a bit obsessed with smiles. In fact, nearly 50 percent of people say that a good smile is more important to them than body type, eyes, or dress style.

That isn’t all: we’re also far more likely to trust someone with a nice smile, they’re more likely to get promoted, and great teeth are also tied to your overall level of happiness with your life. That’s hardly superficial when you think about it!

If your job, your love life, and your confidence are all affected by your teeth don’t you owe it to yourself to consider getting a smile you love?

The Effects Of A Subpar Smile

If you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look you’re probably going to great lengths to hide them. The surprising thing is that you probably don’t even realize that you’re doing it. We subconsciously change how open our mouths are, whether we raise a hand to our mouths when we smile, and even how we laugh all based on our confidence in our teeth.

Like we said earlier, a good smile is incredibly important to the way people perceive you. That means an unnatural smile doesn’t go unnoticed, even if the other person is just as unaware of your hiding it as you are!

The psychology that goes into a good smile is pretty amazing. Your life is greatly affected by the look of your teeth, but you don’t need to live with a lack of confidence, awkward smiling, or a habit of avoiding social situations because of your teeth. We can get you a look you’ll love at our Houston dentist office!

What We Can Do For You

Our aim with cosmetic treatments is to get you the smile you’ve always wanted as easily as we can possibly get it. We’ll never pressure you into a service you don’t want or need, and you’ll always be kept up to date on every bit of your treatment plan.

We have a variety of cosmetic options that can get your smile in tip-top shape in less time that you ever thought possible.

  • Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain fronts that are placed permanently on your teeth. They can reshape worn teeth, fix chips and dings, recolor and restore stained teeth, smooth out uneven enamel, and beautify your smile. The best part is that we can do all of that in just two appointments.
  • Cosmetic bonding is a great option for patients who want the same fixes that veneers can provide without the second appointment wait. Bonding, unlike veneers, is done directly on your teeth. We apply a soft composite to the target teeth and reshape your smile right there. In just a single visit you can have a whole new look.
  • Teeth whitening at our Houston office can do far more than any over-the-counter kit can accomplish. Professional teeth whitening corrects all the flaws of commercial kits so that we can truly brighten your teeth fast.
  • Invisalign can straighten your teeth in half the time of braces, and all without a single piece of metal. You’ll be able to live your life without the interruption of braces and still get a great new look!
  • Tooth colored fillings are made from the same advanced compound as our cosmetic bonds. We can fill your teeth with a precision-matched material that will be completely unnoticeable. We can even use it to replace old fillings.

Don’t Think Vanity – Think Happiness

Wanting a good smile isn’t a sign of shallowness, vanity, or self-obsession. It’s a sign that you want to take control of your life! Having the confidence to smile naturally, socialize easily, and stop worrying about your smile is one of the most basic of needs – you deserve it!

Make a life-changing appointment by calling Precise Dental Of Houston today at 713-812-1712 or request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!