• Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of overall dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is an elective aspect of dentistry in which a patient might desire to improve a smile or change their appearance. Often times, cosmetic dentistry is chosen in order to repair or correct a developmental defect that, while not harmful to the overall health or oral cavity, has a negative impact on a person’s appearance. Either way, cosmetic dentistry is a way to improve one’s appearance, confidence, and smile!

    There are many other benefits to improving the appearance of your smile. Some of the positive outcomes of cosmetic dentistry include:

    Improved Mood

    When you love your smile you are likely to show it off more often. Studies have shown that the simple act of smiling can put you, and others around you, in a better mood. Scientific American published an article that goes over how smiling can improve your mood, the mood of others, and even decrease feelings of pain. The more you smile the better you and everyone else will feel!

    Friendly Environment

    Per Psychology Today, smiles are contagious and make people feel better. When you’re proud of your teeth you’re likely to smile more and in turn influence others around you to smile more as well. Their smiles will make them feel happier and create a welcoming and friendly environment.

    Better Relationships

    Cosmetic dental procedures tend to rejuvenate patients and leave them smiling prouder and bigger than ever before. The journal Motivation and Emotion published an article that found people who had bigger smiles were more stable in their marriages and interpersonal skills. Your new welcoming smile may even help you forge stronger relationships with new and old friends that can last a lifetime.

    Healthier Overall

    A good looking smile is usually a good working smile. By balancing your bite and evening out the tension in your mouth you allow it to function better. It’s important to your overall health for your mouth to function properly. If you are not properly chewing your food long enough because your teeth, gums, or jaw are in pain, you might not be absorbing all the nutrients your food has to offer. When food is chewed longer it is broken down into smaller particles that are absorbed quicker by the body. Also, the longer you chew the longer it will take you to finish eating. Research has shown that eating slowly can help you eat less and in turn increase weight loss or reduce weight gain. In a study conducted by a professor at the University of Rhode Island people actually ate around ten percent less calories when they ate slower. Obesity is a huge health problem that affects everyone across the world and can have irreversible repercussions. With a proper functioning mouth you can help yourself live a healthier, and potentially longer, life.

    Increased Longevity

    With the help of our cosmetic dentistry team, you can start feeling more confident and proud of your smile. The more you show off your great smile the longer you might live. A study conducted by a professor at Wayne State University discovered that the intensity of smiles in pictures correlated to life spans. Those with stronger smiles tended to live longer than those with weaker smiles or no smiles at all. With the help of cosmetic dentistry you may be able to smile on and strong into your twilight years.


    A great smile can help you focus and succeed in life. Professors at the University of California, Berkeley conducted an experiment in which they analyzed pictures of women and checked in with them at various stages of their lives. It turns out that the women who had expressions that seemed to reflect more positive emotions also ended up feeling more capable, focused, organized, goal-oriented, and less prone to negativity. Your beaming smile can help you lead the life you always wanted.

    Appealing Appearance

    Cosmetic dentistry aims to give you a beautiful looking smile. You no longer have to hide behind a closed mouth smirk or post pouty pics. With our help,  you can have a beautiful smile that will make you feel proud and confident to face the world!

    Lasting Impressions is here to help you stop suffering and start being more confident. Whether you have gone your whole life with a missing tooth or you recently chipped it, you deserve to have a smile you are proud of. We use a variety of techniques to get you the smile you have always wanted.

    To schedule a consultation call our Carmel office at (317) 571-9610.   We are conveniently located in Carmel, IN. Come see us to learn more about the techniques we use to give you the best smile ever! 

    Don’t be shy. Ask our Lasting Impressions staff about the great results we’ve achieved with our cosmetic dentistry patients.

    Start your path to a beautiful new smile today!