If you are unsure about the overall health of your teeth, have a lack of confidence when you smile, or just desire straighter or whiter teeth, then it sounds like you are a perfect fit for one of the many types of cosmetic dentistry options available. Most candidates are not aware of the many benefits a cosmetic dental practice has to offer.
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Result in Lasting Benefits
Some of the things to consider when learning about cosmetic dentistry are not just about your appearance. Though whiter teeth and a straighter smile are at the forefront of options, there are other important advantages you may not have considered.
- Improved Health: The fact that oral health is a large part of our overall health is no secret. However, you may not know that correcting our smiles can also improve upon our oral health. Crooked, overlapping, chipped, or cracked teeth are more difficult to maintain and can lead to serious problems such as periodontal (or gum) disease. When bacteria are allowed to be trapped in these hard to reach places, serious infection can occur. Correcting these misalignments or repairing chips and cracks makes it easier to practice effective oral care and thus prevents the risk of gum disease which causes redness, irritation, and sometimes irreversible damage to the gums and potentially other harmful aspects of our health.
In addition to an easier-to-clean smile, cosmetic dentistry is proven to improve on future oral hygiene. Once you have corrected any misalignments, cracks, or chips you will have the confidence to maintain a healthy smile, thus improving your overall health.
Finally, misalignment of your teeth can put extra pressure on your jaw, and therefore your nerves, causing headaches. Correcting, these issues can resolve the pains associated with pressure on your jaw and relieve headaches.
- Stronger Teeth: Cracked or chipped teeth may be painful and cause discomfort with eating. As mentioned above, these areas are also easily trapped with bacteria which can further weaken the teeth as they deteriorate. Porcelain veneers or dental bonding can offer a barrier to entry from these bacteria, correct imperfections in your smile, and make your teeth stronger all while making eating enjoyable again. Veneers offer prevention from future damage as well as conceal imperfections such as gaps, crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth that may be weakening your smile – or your confidence.
- Increased Self Confidence: This is by far the most common reason for a cosmetic dental procedure – and it should be! The way you feel about yourself (especially your smile) directly relates to success in your career and social settings. If you are unhappy about the shape, size, color, or position of your teeth then a cosmetic dental consultation can provided you with options to improve your smile. From teeth whitening and veneers to enamel shaping and crowns these procedures can help you look and feel younger, reduce stress, and regain confidence in your life!
Ready to take the next step in cosmetic dentistry?
At Alpharetta Cosmetic Dentistry, we have been restoring smiles for many years. Our Complimentary Cosmetic Smile Consultation will help you decide which options are best for you. Dr. Minniti and our friendly staff are ready to assist you with your goals. Contact Us today to get started on your new smile.