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Experts Say, To Change Your Image, Your #1 Priority Is Your Smile

You don’t have to go all “Hollywood”, however…

…getting a smile makeover can make you seem younger, boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as enhance your communication abilities, your sex appeal, and positively affect your personal and professional interactions.

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

 • educational level
 • job competence
 • success
 • persona
 • sophistication
 • trustworthiness
 • sense of humor
 • and your social heritage.

 For better or worse, this means that appearances count in today’s world.

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Using cosmetic dentistry, Berrien Dental has the power to change your smile and improve your life. With skill and precision, we will create your perfect smile. Nature-mimicking restorations such as advanced metal-free crowns, veneers, bridges, and inlays/onlays  feel and function like your natural teeth and look incredible.

Supporting Research:

When respondents in a 2008 independent survey were asked, “What exactly would you most want to improve about your own smile?” The most typical response was: “Brighter and Whiter Teeth”.

When asked, “What types of things do you believe make a smile unappealing?” The most typical responses were:

• Discolored, Yellow, or Stained Teeth
• Missing Teeth<
• Crooked Teeth
• Decaying Teeth & Cavities
• Gaps & Spaces in Teeth
• Dirty Teeth

Practically all Americans (98.7%) consider a smile is an important social asset.

97% of adults think an attractive smile makes a person more desirable to individuals of the opposite sex.

Three-quarters (76%) of adults truly feel an unappealing smile can hurt an individual’s chances for career success.

Later, researchers asked, “What exactly is the very first thing you notice in a new acquaintenance’s smile?” The most typical responses were:

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

Natural-looking solutions including state-of-the-art metal-free crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and inlays/onlays appear, feel and perform just like your very own teeth. They enable us to save as much of the original tooth as is possible. Plus, are you aware that, cosmetic dentistry could possibly eliminate creases and lines near your cheeks, mouth area and the rest of your face – without having cosmetic surgery?

We can improve your self esteem and your relationships with cosmetic dentistry! Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis offer a full compliment of esthetic dentistry solutions to achieve your ultimate smile goals, including porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges and onlays, bridge-replacing dental implants, lifelike bonded filling replacements, gum sculpturing, and teeth whitening.

What Goals Do You Have For Your Smile?

A smile lift can lift your self esteem and your social standing. 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 the smile makeover begins.

We take an all-inclusive approach and adhere to developing a treatment plan with a thorough discussion of options. Cosmetic Dental Patient Juan


What can be done:

• Make you look ten years younger
• Close up gaps in front teeth
• Fix cracked, broken or chipped teeth
• Re-position crowded and crooked teeth
• Sculpt away extra gum tissue to reveal your full smile
• Bring mismatched teeth into harmony
• Replace missing teeth
• Replace ugly metal-based restorations with all-porcelain
• Improve or correct bad (dysfunctional) bites
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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