Our smiles are a powerful part of our first impression. When people see your smile, they make a number of snap judgments about your personality. While you are normally at the mercy of your natural teeth when it comes to these characteristics, but porcelain veneers can be used to control the appearance of your smile–and the impression people get of you.
Many things differentiate men and women, including the shape of our teeth. If you’re a man with a feminine smile, it can soften the impression people get of you. They might think you are less aggressive or less dominant, which might not be what you want. Altering the shape of your teeth with porcelain veneers–squarer incisors and sharper canines–works well to give you a more masculine appearance.
And we can also give a woman a more feminine appearance, too, by going the other direction: rounding the teeth and de-emphasizing the canines.
People make judgments about your age based on your appearance. Porcelain veneers can help you look younger by eliminating discoloration and tooth wear that makes your smile look aged.
People associate healthy teeth being smarter. If your teeth have minor chips and damage, as well as discoloration, eliminating those with porcelain veneers can make people think you are more intelligent.
Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but your teeth are considered the window to your body. When people see unhealthy teeth, they think your body is unhealthy (of course, this isn’t completely without merit–gum disease is linked to many health problems).
People think that if your teeth are crooked, chipped, or discolored, it’s because you just don’t have the money to care for them properly. Porcelain veneers can help reshape your smile if you want to avoid giving the impression that you’re poor.
People with good teeth are, for some reason, considered to be more compassionate. It’s probably an angel bias in which people are more likely to attribute positive characteristics with people that are more attractive.
Successful at Work
Just like being lucky at love and wealthy, people will assume that you’re doing better at your job if you have a more attractive smile. And, really, this is another one that might work out, because having good teeth can help you navigate many professional situations with fewer distractions.
Well, let’s see who’s more interesting: someone who’s poor, unsuccessful at their job, and doesn’t have very many relationships or someone who’s the opposite? Of course, a person with more stories to tell about love, work successes, and their fabulous lifestyle is going to be more interesting to talk to.
If you’d like to learn more about the impact porcelain veneers in Philadelphia can have on the first impression you give, please call for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.