Thoughts About Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is about how you want to feel. A healthy smile doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect in appearance, but the healthiest smile is one that makes you feel confident. Cosmetic dentistry can include replacing missing teeth with prosthetics, correcting crooked and chipped teeth, whitening, and more.
While cosmetic dentistry mostly aims to correct appearance, appearance and function often go hand-in-hand. The natural shape of a tooth is designed for functions like chewing and helping with speech; if your teeth are missing, chipped, or misaligned, this can affect those functions just as much as it affects the way your smile looks. Dental technology has advanced to the point where cosmetic procedures are simpler and more affordable. If you have imperfections that you’ve wished you could change, there is likely a cost-effective solution available at our office.
One cosmetic procedure that we get a lot of questions about is whitening. Years of stains can be removed without causing sensitivity to the patient. In comparison to over-the-counter whitening treatments, our services are more personalized and allow you to brighten your smile at your own pace without looking artificial.
When it comes down to it, how you feel plays a big role in your overall health. We never push our patients to get cosmetic procedures done, but we believe in making sure every patient knows what options are available to them. If you have a cosmetic imperfection that you think you may want to correct, we encourage you to ask about it at your next appointment. We’d be more than happy to explain your options.