The Emotional Impact of a Damaged Smile

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Smile makeover patients in Phoenix and Glendale have suffered cracked or missing teeth in addition to emotional and psychological trauma.Restorative and cosmetic dentists like Dr. Donald Wilcox at Desert Smiles in Glendale spend a great deal of time talking with smile makeover patients in particular about the medical and physiological steps required to correct their teeth, gum or jaw problems.

But a very real issue that Dr. Wilcox must confront is the fact that people who have suffered for years with cracked or missing teeth, have also dealt with an emotional, not just a physical, trauma.

Damaged smiles, and most especially missing, un-replaced teeth, change the way people eat and speak. That dental damage becomes a calling card that is sometimes so ever-present that people with missing teeth may avoid social or professional functions simply so they can defer having to eat or speak in front of a large group of people.

And when dental damage begins to change the way you live, that emotional trauma blossoms into a psychological crutch that may include such symptoms as:

  • Social anxiety
  • Loss of confidence
  • Trouble relaxing

At Desert Smiles in Glendale, Phoenix-area cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox is committed to finding the right smile makeover treatment and approach not only to address a patient's cracked or missing teeth, but also to accommodate their lifestyle and financing needs.

For your smile makeover consultation with Phoenix-area cosmetic dentist Dr. Wilcox, please call 602-978-1790 or contact the Desert Smiles Glendale office online through this website.