Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of products and procedures.
Teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding, inlays, onlays and that’s just to name a few! There are many ways dentists improve the lives of patients through cosmetic dentistry.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
The term cosmetic may be a bit misleading. It suggests that these types of treatments and products are only superficial. That’s not the case! For example, having a chipped tooth may not be an immediate health concern, but dental bonding improves the way it looks AND its overall function.
There are many great benefits to cosmetic dentistry.
1. Improved Self-confidence
Our self-esteem impacts every aspect of our lives, from our personal relationships to our professional careers. We want to smile on the inside, but we want that smile to be reflected on the outside as well. Cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth which improves self-confidence.
2. No-Fuss Diet
Having a tooth missing makes it difficult to chew some types of food and having several missing teeth greatly impacts the way we eat and the way our teeth wear down.
An uneven bite may prevent us from chewing properly which makes digestion more difficult. It could also trigger potential long-term effects with uneven tooth wear. Dental problems that seem minor actually impact our entire diet. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help strengthen bites and improve your ability to chew food.
3. Improved dental health
Cosmetic dentistry improves our appearance but also protects against future dental issues. Dental crowns keep damaged teeth from further deterioration. Dental implants prevent damage to gums and bone. Cosmetic dentistry, along with proper dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, improves overall oral health.
4. It’s Preventative
Preventive dental care is about avoiding future problems and avoid expensive dental procedures. That means saving money long term. Contemplating an implant? Well, don’t wait too long! Implants have more than just cosmetic benefits, they protect bone and gum tissue and prevent teeth from shifting. Left unchecked, this may lead to bigger problems (and bigger costs).
The team at Vacendak Dentistry offer many cosmetic services. We can also offer advice on ways to improve your smile. Schedule an appointment online today or call us at 757-609-3510.