Welcome to the Imagery Speaks blog. A blog concentrated on the value cosmetic dentistry brings to our society, and the benefits of getting involved with cosmetic dentistry. It’s interesting how many people I run into have so many excuses for for why they do not make the investment into their teeth, but are just as quick to plunk down thousands of dollars on gadgets instead.
I’m not sure how you feel about this, but when I speak to someone, i want to make sure I am showing them my best self at all times. I’m not a dentist, and never was, but being in sales for over twenty years, I can tell how valuable the work I have had done on my mouth has been to me, and my family. Just knowing I could open my mouth and talk for hours on end, without worry of losing the attention of my prospective clients to what was going on inside my mouth has been a blessing.
My personal experience included braces early on in life, followed by a dental implants in my adult life after getting punched in the mouth one drunk night. Yup, it was an unfortunate incident, but it happened nevertheless. I wish I could say I won that fight, but I barely remember it. What i do remember is the end result I saw staring back at me the next morning. The horror, shame, embarrassment, and everything else one feels when there is a missing tooth in your mouth is hard to explain.
The first thing that came to mind was how this was going to affect my performance at work. My livelihood depended on how well I was able to communicate with people I sat across the table with. With a tooth missing, it was going to be a nightmare. I set an appointment with a local cosmetic dentist who gave me several options. The first was implants, which I eventually had done, but because the wait-time on that procedure was so long, I decided to just go with a bridge, and crown.
The day I walked out of the dentists office I had my smile back. I looked almost the same, but because there was a little difference in the shading of the one tooth versus the rest, I eventually made the call to get an implant done a year later. Since I’m not a dentist I’m going to try to deliver the best layman’s information on the topic that I can. Hope you enjoy the information, and more importantly, decide to take action on it in the vent yo are ever in a position that causes you to consider getting involved. All the best!