Dental problems are no party for anyone, and they can be expensive to correct. Often, people tend to get extractions as a quick and inexpensive fix for decaying or broken teeth. While this serves many purposes, it can also affect many things in your life. Here are just a few ways that having missing teeth can affect your career.
If you are interviewing for a new position in a new company, an internship, or an institution of higher learning, first impressions are everything. You need to be able to appear professional and well-kempt. You will, of course, dress in your business best, likely a suit or dress. You will spend time agonizing over your morning ritual trying to make sure that you appear the part that you are trying to play.
But all of that preparation could be for naught if you have teeth missing in prominent placement in your mouth. As soon as you smile or speak, the interviewer is certain to notice the missing tooth or teeth. If the position is working with the public, this can end an interview before it ever begins.
If you have been in your position for some time and are looking to move up within the same company, you have some advantages over the person who is going through an interview process. Yet your missing teeth can also play a role in this, as well. If the new position is working more with the public, or if it is a more prominent position, you will need to be able to professionally represent the company. If you have missing teeth, it could affect your ability to be promoted.
If you are a salesman, you can lose sales due to your missing teeth. It might seem arbitrary and unimportant, but many people make their first impressions based on your appearance. If they deem you unworthy to fill the role you are playing in the sale, they may very well negate the sale altogether.
Luckily, there are solutions that can restore your beautiful smile and help you further your career in whatever way you choose. With dental implants, you can have a whole, perfected smile that no one will be able to tell isn’t 100 percent natural. For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact us today.