Top 5 perfect smile myth-busters : David Murphy
Being self-conscious about the look of your teeth can have a major impact on self-esteem and confidence. Studies have shown that having missing, crooked or stained teeth can have a profound effect on our general wellbeing and quality of life.
Often, by the time many patients have made the decision to visit us, they have been unhappy with their smile for years. No-one should feel embarrassed to smile and I always wonder what it is that stops people from coming earlier, and more often than not it’s for the same five reasons.
1. It will just cost too much
I think this is the main reason why people with missing, wonky, broken or discoloured teeth don’t do anything about it. They think getting their teeth fixed will simply cost too much.
Obviously, some procedures do require an investment but the first step is to come in and have a chat about what you want and then get a proper assessment.
We can then talk about possible solutions and often suggest different approaches before agreeing a tailored, often staged treatment plan that suits each patient’s individual needs.
2. Finding the right practice is just too difficult
We know that the decision to have dental work, particularly in a private setting, is a big decision both personally and financially. Here at one80 Dental our experienced, specialist multi-disciplinary team offer patients the right solutions to all their dental and oral health issues in a caring professional environment.
Where possible we will work with your existing natural teeth, dentures or implants if you already have them, to create bespoke dental care treatment plans.
But don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of our patient testimonials and then come in and have a look for yourself. Just ring up and book a free appointment with one of our experienced treatment advisors and see what you think.
3. I’ve got too many problem teeth
I’ve lost count of the number of times a patient will say: “My mouth must be the worst you’ve ever seen!”
People often don’t visit the dentist or look for specialist help because they think their dental problems are just too numerous and complicated for one practice to fix.
They fear they will have to be referred to several different places and it will all become too complex and costly.
Well, here at one80 Dental it couldn’t be simpler. Our hugely experienced multi-disciplinary team of specialists work together at our centre in Sheffield to offer patients the full range of treatment and aesthetic solutions all under one roof. Nothing is too much of a challenge!!
4. Fear – I’m just too scared to go to the dentist
Most people are a little nervous when visiting a dentist – especially if it’s for the first time or if they are about to have major treatment. But for some people they suffer real anxiety, stress and panic which can be a major obstacle to getting the dental care they need.
Here at one80 Dental we put every patient at their ease and are at the forefront of managing all levels of dental anxiety and phobia – from offering a range of sedation techniques to pioneering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We are proud to be one of the first dental practices in the area to offer this in-house service to anyone struggling with fear of the dentist.
5. I don’t want to have a false ‘Hollywood’ smile
A lot of people are put off seeking treatment because they think they will walk out with an ‘unnatural Hollywood veneer smile’. But when it comes to smile design, our approach is one size definitely does not fit all.
Everyone is an individual and we can provide a whole range of treatments to improve the function and look of the mouth.
In many cases small and simple improvements can make a big difference to a person’s smile and their self-confidence and all our aesthetic solutions are focused on making the most of what people have – a constructive rather than a destructive approach.
So, for example, you can choose something less invasive like composite bonding which can close gaps, improve proportions and even redesign a whole smile.
No one should feel embarrassed to smile, and here at one80 Dental we all take great personal pleasure and professional pride in seeing the transformational impact of the work we do.
So, get in touch with us today and start smiling again!