I was practically born with periodontal disease and it ruined my teeth, was too poor to get all the dental surgery done to correct it but with help over the years I've had mostly improvements like 4 root canals and 6 fillings. My teeth are stained from coffee, and the decay is still there on 1 of my root canals, and all of my back molars. I'm just wondering if bad teeth on a FIRST IMPRESSION are a major turn off for girls. Should I try and get full dentures? I'm 20 and I'm already going to pretty much need dentures.
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Different places in the world place a different value on the look of teeth. For example, in the United States, society says that straight teeth are a "must". In European countries, there isn't as much pressure put on dental work and straight teeth, so some people there never have braces and it isn't looked down upon as much.
Based on personal preference and the environment that I've grown up in, everyone had beautiful teeth. I live in Southern California and it's the norm to have straight, white, clean teeth. Because of this, I personally notice when I meet someone new and they have crooked or stained teeth. It does make them less attractive in my eyes, but that doesn't mean that I would rule them out based on this face.
When it comes down to it, personality, hygiene and confidence are the most important thing. If you have these, bad teeth can be overlooked. If you're completely comfortable with yourself right now, I don't think there's a need for dentures. But based on your question and your past, I think you should look into it because it will give you more self-confidence and therefore more happiness. But make sure that in your decision, you are doing it for yourself, not for others.1