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Are Your Teeth Holding You Back?

We’ve all heard the saying, “Looks aren’t everything!” The fact of the matter though, is that many people will judge you by your looks before you even say your first word. While it’s tempting to brush them off as being superficial, the truth is that often the same people are the ones that hire, supervise, promote, or otherwise hold the key to your professional advancement.

            If your teeth aren’t that great looking and you suspect you’re being held back because of them, it might be time to look into dental implants. Once considered a luxury only the rich and famous could afford, implants have now moved into the realm of mainstream dentistry. Many dentist offer reasonable rates on implants, and also offer payment plans and online coupons to make the cost more affordable!

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            Unlike fillings, crowns, and dentures, implants require months to complete though. Some people will find they need bone grafts to their jaw, and it takes a few months for the implant to bond to the bone once it’s placed. During the process you’ll need a denture or partial to cover the site that is healing; there are other details that are best explained by your dentist.

             The bottom line is, you won’t know if dental implants are right for you until you visit a dentist and ask. Do some online research about the process, and find out the most reputable and most affordable practitioners in your area to see exactly what the process will entail, the cost, and what payment options are available.

            If you’re still wondering about the opening paragraph, ask a friend or two to give you an honest evaluation of your smile. Check out your coworkers grins, and see how their teeth compare to yours. Brighter? Whiter? Straighter?

            I’m not saying implants are the key to becoming successful in your chosen career; I want you to consider what impact your smile has on how others see you and how you see yourself. A great smile can do wonders for your self esteem, and a good self esteem can do wonders for your future career path!