The term “cosmetic dentistry” makes it seem as though this type of dental care is purely optional and focuses on appearance alone. However, these treatments offer far more benefits than just enhancing your smile.
At Downtown Dental Studio, our skilled team offers numerous cosmetic dental treatments, such as composite bonding, veneers, and teeth whitening. And, whether you’re visiting us for a routine cleaning or more involved cosmetic dentistry, you can have a fear-free visit thanks to our sedation dentistry options.
Here are just a few of the benefits cosmetic dentistry can offer.
Better oral health
There are numerous reasons a person turns to cosmetic dentistry, including to treat discolored, worn, or chipped teeth. While treating these issues could improve your appearance, it could also help restore your oral health.
For example, having gaps or misshapen teeth could increase your risk of building up plaque and tartar, which could eventually lead to gum disease. Correcting these issues as soon as possible could save you from more invasive corrections in the future.
If you have teeth that are misshapen, this could affect your bite. And this could affect your ability to speak and chew, and it could cause uneven wear and lead to tooth damage. Furthermore, a misalignment could lead to a temporomandibular joint disorder and cause headaches and jaw pain.
Cosmetic dentistry may be able to correct these problems and provide long-lasting protection for your teeth and overall health.
In the past, correcting dental issues meant lengthy and uncomfortable treatments, such as traditional braces with brackets and wires.
With cosmetic dentistry, you can address many problems in a single visit, such as concealing tooth irregularities with custom-fit, bonded veneers. Veneers are tooth-color shells that go on the outsides of teeth, and they can conceal chips, cracks, discoloration, and give added support.
Or, if your tooth has an odd shape, or if you have wide spaces between your teeth, dental bonding may be able to help. Dental bonding — which involves using a composite resin — can extend the length of a tooth, improve the form of an oddly shaped tooth, fill in gaps, and do many other things.
No matter which treatment you need, cosmetic dentistry offers great results and fast treatments, with some procedures taking no longer than an hour.
If your teeth are misshapen, discolored, or have gaps, this may hinder you in social settings, on the job, and in other places. If you’re always self-conscious about your smile, this could hold you back from fulfilling your full potential.
Correcting these dental issues could improve your oral health and give you the confidence to smile and talk again in a care-free manner. Cosmetic dentistry may be simple, but it may be able to do wonders for your confidence and overall health.
If you have dental issues and want to see if cosmetic dentistry could help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Downtown Dental Studio.