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Cosmetic Dental Patient Karen

When Changing Your Image, Evaluate Your Smile

It’s not necessary to get a “Hollywood” smile, but…

…improving your smile could make you look younger, improve your self-confidence and self-esteem, and also increase your communication abilities, your sex appeal, and favorably impact your personal and professional connections.

According to studies by social psychologists, the majority of people spend about 30 seconds appraising you just before they begin to form a list of impressions about your:

 • academic level
 • job competence
 • success
 • persona
 • sophistication
 • credibility
 • sense of humor
 • and your social heritage.

 Good or bad, this means appearances count in today’s world.

Cosmetic Dental Patient Zenda

With esthetic dentistry, our staff can make your smile light up a room when you enter it. With skill and precision, we’ll create that beautiful smile of which you’ve been dreaming. Natural-looking alternatives such as the latest porcelain or bonded natural-looking fillings, porcelain crowns and veneers  look, feel and function like your own teeth.

In an independent analysis in 2008, it was found:

When questioned, “What exactly is the initial thing you observe in a new acquaintenance’s smile?” The most typical responses were:

• A Straight Smile
• Whiteness & Color of Teeth
• Cleanness of Teeth
• Sincerity of the Smile
• Missing Any Teeth?
• Sparkle of Smile

When participants were questioned, “Exactly what would you most want to further improve about your own smile?” The most typical response was: “Whiter and Brighter Teeth”.

And when questioned, “What types of things do you think make a smile unattractive?” The most typical replies were:

• Stained, Discolored, or Yellow Teeth
• Teeth Missing
• Teeth That are Not Straight
• Decaying Teeth & Cavities
• Gaps & Spaces in Teeth
• Dirty Teeth

Nearly all Americans (98.7%) consider a smile is a crucial social asset.

97% of adults believe a stunning smile really makes a person more appealing to members of the other sex.

Three-quarters (76%) of adults truly feel an unappealing smile may harm an individual’s odds for career success.

Natural-looking solutions such as advanced metal-free crowns, veneers, bridges, and inlays/onlays look, feel and function like your own teeth. They allow us to save as much of the natural tooth as is possible. Plus, do you know that, cosmetic dentistry could possibly get rid of wrinkles and lines around your cheeks, lips and the rest of your face – without cosmetic surgery?

Your smile is one of your most attractive attributes. Whether out with friends or at a business meeting, it says, “Hi, I’m a person you should get to know”. Even so, it’s not just about how you look to others and in the way the rest of the world sees you. Enhancing just a single tooth might make a positive difference in how you feel about yourself. Smile enhancement can change you into a positive personality with whom people enjoy spending time.

What Goals Do You Have For Your Smile?

Enhancing your smile can enhance your entire life. That’s why it’s so important that Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis and our staff work with you as a team to make sure that we understand your expectations and that you are comfortable with your choices before we start any treatment.

We take an all-inclusive approach and commit to developing treatment options into a plan. Cosmetic Dental Patient Trisha


We are able to:

• Take years off of your appearance
• Close up gaps in front teeth
• Repair decayed, chipped, broken or cracked teeth
• Perform “Instant Orthodontics” to re-position crooked or crowded teeth
• Sculpt away extra gum tissue to reveal your full smile
• Bring mismatched teeth into harmony
• Place a bridge or dental implant
• Use all porcelain restorations to replace old “dark” dentistry
Adjust your occlusion to relieve headaches and migraines
Whiten and brighten stained or discolored teeth


Call for a smile consultation at (269) 471-4055 or “Request a Consult” using the form at the right.



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