Did you know that over a quarter of people don’t like smiling because they’re insecure about their teeth? If you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or smiling with a closed mouth in photos, you’re not alone. Don’t you deserve to smile with confidence?
It might be time to consider cosmetic dentistry. Sure, your teeth are clean and healthy, but you can further improve their appearance with a few cosmetic tweaks.
We’re here to talk all about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry so you can decide whether or not it’s right for you. Read on to learn more.
It Can Help You Protect Your Jaw
Many people never consider the practical benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can actually be good for your overall dental health (while it gives you a better and more appealing smile).
Are you missing one or several teeth? Do you have teeth that you should remove, but you haven’t due to poor self-confidence? Cosmetic dentistry is the answer.
When you lose a tooth as an adult (as long as it isn’t a wisdom tooth), you’re putting your jaw at risk. You can suffer from bone resorption. This means that you’re losing bone mass around the area of the missing tooth or teeth.
This happens because you’re no longer putting pressure on the bone while you eat or otherwise grind your teeth together. The bone weakens.
A cosmetic dentist can replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. The metal implant will go into the jaw to mimic a natural tooth root. The dentist will then place a false tooth over the implant that acts like a real one.
This will prevent bone loss and protect your jaw (and make you look great).
It Can Make It Easier for You to Brush and Floss
Do you have overcrowded teeth? If so, you know that brushing and flossing aren’t always a breeze. Crowded teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue!
A good cosmetic dentist will have options for you. Not only will they also provide standard dentistry services (so they can offer professional cleanings), but they may also have cosmetic options that can solve the problem altogether.
If your crowding is mild, a cosmetic dentist can use clear aligners to create more space between your teeth. They can also shave down your teeth and cover them with porcelain or composite veneers so you have enough space to floss.
It Can Improve Cracked or Broken Teeth
Do you have a tooth that’s cracked or broken? Cracked and broken teeth aren’t just aesthetically unappealing. They can also lead to future dental health problems.
Cracks can let bacteria into your tooth, causing painful cavities. A significantly cracked tooth can die if you don’t take care of it.
Again, dental implants are a good option here. The dentist can remove the problematic tooth and replace it with a fresh implant. If the crack is mostly aesthetic and isn’t damaging the integrity of your tooth, they can also use veneers or crowns to cover it up.
It Can Make Your Teeth Pearly White Despite Staining
Do you feel self-conscious because of your stained teeth? It’s normal for teeth to be slightly “off-white” (natural teeth aren’t pure white), but if yours are darker than you’d like, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out a cosmetic fix.
Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental procedure that almost all dentists offer. It’s quick and effective and you can do it several times per year without damage.
If you have more significant staining that conventional teeth-whitening can’t fix, veneers are a fantastic solution. You can place veneers over all of your visible teeth or have your dentist match a single veneer to the surrounding teeth to cover dark stains.
It Can Fix “Difficult” Problems
So what if your teeth are healthy, but still not aesthetically appealing to you? Some people have teeth that are too small or too large for their mouths. Others feel as though their teeth are misshapen.
Going to the dentist that offers cosmetic dentistry is a great solution.
You can’t fix misshapen or mis-sized teeth with traditional orthodontics or dentistry, but you can cover those teeth with veneers so you can have a custom-designed smile that suits your face.
Results Can Be Near-Instant
Some forms of cosmetic dentistry will give you quick and easy results.
For example, if you wanted to straighten your teeth with aligners, this could take a matter of months, even for a simple case. If, however, you opted for dental veneers instead, you can have your shiny new smile in three or fewer appointments.
You don’t have to wait for the smile that you deserve.
It Can Boost Your Confidence
This is the top benefit of cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth make you feel self-conscious, cosmetic dentistry is the obvious answer. You may think that it’s not worth the money, but it can be hugely beneficial for your mental health.
Imagine no longer feeling self-conscious about your smile in photos, or not covering your mouth while you’re laughing with your friends. Cosmetic dentistry will give you that reality.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?
You deserve a smile that makes you feel happy and confident. Cosmetic dentistry will give you that smile. It can help with your oral hygiene, protect your jawbones, and so much more.
So what are you waiting for?
Are you interested in getting a better smile in Versailles? We want to meet you! Reach out to us to set up an appointment today.