Can A Perfect Smile Make You Happier?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013, 6:25 pm

Everyone loves a smile but a new study from the University of Manchester in England showed that people with a “perfect” smile were happier and had less stress than those with missing teeth.

The researchers found that adults with full or partial dentures had less confidence and experienced more stress than people with a full set of natural teeth or people with dental implants. We have known for a long time that an attractive smile can change how other people feel about an individual but this study shows that feeling confident in your smile has a big affect on how we feel about ourselves as well.

Many people who wear full or partial dentures experience problems with proper fit. This leads to slipping or movement of the denture and can add a low level of worry and stress. “Will my denture slip while I’m eating a meal with my friends?”

This study group was made up of men and women between the ages of 24 and 82 who were in good health and had good oral hygiene but all were missing some teeth and some had lost all their teeth. The study participants were asked to score themselves on quality of life and happiness.

The study participants then underwent treatment with dental implants for one or more missing teeth. They were again asked to score themselves following the treatment. Not surprisingly, the scores were much higher following the dental implants.

Don’t suffer with dentures that don’t fit – find out if you are a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or many. Four dental implants can even be used to anchor a full set of dentures – no more slipping!

Find out more about dental implants and how they can change your life for the better by contacting Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439.

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