Everyone visits the dentist, and everyone knows the importance of doing so. Things like regular check-ups, screenings, and cleanings do a great job of protecting your oral health, keeping your teeth clean, white and healthy, and ensuring that your smile is healthy even below the surface.
However, even with all these regular check-ups and exams, some people still find themselves covering their mouths when they smile, or only smiling for photos with closed lips. Even if your teeth are healthy and your smile is well taken care of, you can still have issues that make you feel self-conscious.
This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in. We know how to restore smiles to their full and complete potential, so it’ll be impossible for you to resist smiling in those photos, and flashing your new smile to everyone around. Aside from feeling confident, what are all the other reasons to consider cosmetic dentistry?
- Improved Oral Health and Hygiene
It’s known that crooked teeth can cause more issues than just the typical aesthetic ones. A combination of aesthetic problems and oral health issues is as good of a reason as any to look into cosmetic options for treatment.
If your teeth are crooked, or you’re experiencing minor to severe crowding in your mouth, this can make proper cleaning difficult. Your oral hygiene routine can be interrupted by hidden crevices and spaces that your toothbrush and floss can’t reach, causing plaque and tartar build-up. These dental hygiene issues can make you feel self-conscious, and make you second guess smiling in public and in photos.
When you take the necessary steps to straighten your teeth, you can actually be minimizing your risk of developing complicated oral health issues that may require excessive treatment down the road. This includes reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, periodontal disease, and more.
Straight teeth also allow you to reach every space in your mouth, allowing for proper brushing and flossing. When no area is left untouched, you’ll see improved results when it comes to your oral health.
- Whiter Smile
We know that a great looking, white smile can do wonders for your confidence. Everyone notices a perfectly stainless smile, and it will always stand out in the crowd.
Minor to severe tooth discoloration can make you uneasy about sharing your smile with others, the public, and photos. We have a foolproof way to whiten your teeth, strengthen your confidence and the appearance of your smile, and guess what – it’s easy, too!
When you come to us to inquire about whitening treatment, we’ll first assess how extreme it needs to be. Discoloration and staining can easily be handled by an at-home whitening kit that we’ll provide for you, and show you how to use. This is a great way to get an amazing smile from the comfort of your own home, with the treatment still being controlled and monitored by your cosmetic dentist. Follow our instructions closely to ensure you get the right amount of whitening treatment, and please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.
- Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can be a big source of discomfort and self-esteem issues. Aside from these aesthetic issues, having one or more missing teeth can affect bone structure, and even cause other teeth to shift. If left to worsen, this can create severe crowding in the mouth.
Dental implants can be used to bridge these gaps, and restore your smile to its’ full potential. Restoring these gaps can also make sure that you don’t experience any oral health issues, such as bacteria buildup that could hide in the wide gaps between your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will ensure steps are taken to have these areas fully cleaned before the implants are permanently placed.
- Chipped and Cracked Teeth
For teeth that have been cosmetically damaged, dental veneers are an amazing, restorative option that can give new life to your smile. Teeth can become cracked or develop chips for a variety of reasons, and sometimes, can be severe enough where restoring the natural tooth is no longer an option.
Dental veneers don’t require the removal of your natural teeth, they simply bond over top to mask any damaged teeth you’re trying to conceal. The porcelain material they’re made of is generally non-staining, and the veneers themselves have been known to last up to 25 years. This means dental veneers can be an almost permanent fix for your smile, and will leave you with permanent confidence whenever you show them off.