Getting your foot in the door can be tough enough, when you're searching for a new job, but leaving a positive impression can be even harder, especially if your teeth don't look their best. If you're worried about whether or not your teeth are bringing you down, here's what you need to know about the reality of the situation and how you can make a big change in a small amount of time.
Most people learn, early on, that they shouldn't judge others by their appearances, but it still happens, if only on a subconscious level. Studies have shown that people are judged during first meetings and job interviews, especially given the condition of their teeth. While looking at your teeth isn't a good indicator of your quality as an employee or your level of skill, it's possible that, if you were competing with other excellent candidates and they had good teeth, while you didn't, you might have lost one or more potential positions, as a result.
Veneers are a simple cosmetic application that give you the appearance of perfect teeth without having to have perfect teeth. Veneers attach to the front of your teeth and are shaped, sized, and colored to look like normal, healthy, white teeth. They tend to be made out of porcelain, in order to give them the luster of young healthy teeth, too.
Veneers don't require drilling and aren't painful in any way. In fact, numbing you isn't even necessary for the procedure. After your dentist has measured your teeth, determined the size and shape of veneers you need, and has ordered them, all that has to happen is for them to be attached with dental cement. Once they're in place, you can immediately return to your normal activities, including eating normally.
Changing Your Mind
Most people who get veneers are extremely happy with them, and the good news is that they can last for a very long time, when taken care of. However, it's understandable if you're feeling anxious at the idea of jumping into having a cosmetic improvement made to your smile. If you ever decide that you don't want veneers anymore, you can have them removed. Veneers are designed to be a long-term fix for an imperfect smile, but that doesn't mean you can't have them removed. Since your own teeth are kept intact, you don't have to keep veneers. So if at any time you've got the job that you want and aren't concerned about your teeth, you don't have to keep your new look. Just go back to your dentist and have your veneers taken off!
Veneers are quite possibly the long-lasting solution to your smile problems. Talk to a cosmetic dentist and get started on the process of getting dental veneers.