If you have cosmetic dental issues, such as stained teeth or gaps between your teeth you may be wondering if there are any viable solutions and if cosmetic dentistry is really worth it.
Here's what you should know.
Cosmetic dentistry is part of a suite of dental methods and procedures that help anyone enhance the aesthetics of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is more about a personal choice to feel more confident and improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also have restorative benefits to your oral health.
There are different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can treat a specific problem. Here are some of the options and the specific problems they can address:
In time, teeth can get discolored or stained due to daily habits such as smoking, eating staining foods, beverages, and even certain medications. Discolored teeth can affect the aesthetics of your smile, making you feel self-conscious about it. A lot of people decide to whiten their teeth and enjoy a bright, clean smile.
Veneers are shell-like covers that are placed over your natural teeth. They have a very natural appearance and are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your smile. Veneers are a great option if you have crooked or cracked teeth, if your enamel is damaged, or if you have gaps between your teeth.
This procedure is performed to replace missing teeth and restore your mouth's functionality, as the implant can help stimulate your jawbone, keeping the structure of your jaw healthy. A dental implant is a screw-shaped titanium post that mimics the form and function of your natural root, in order to support a dental crown or other restoration to complete your smile.
If your teeth are decayed beyond the help of a dental filling, but they aren’t far enough gone that they require a crown, inlays and onlays can help restore their health and appearance. They are indirect fillings used for teeth that cannot support a typical filling, and can provide additional support to your tooth’s natural structure.
If your teeth are misaligned, overcrowded, or have a considerable gap, metal braces or Invisalign will help you correct these issues and give you a beautiful smile.
These procedures are also part of cosmetic dentistry. Both dermal fillers and Botox therapy can be performed by a dentist as they are experts when it comes to facial anatomy. Botox and fillers are used to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin on the face. Botox can even be used to treat issues like gummy smiles or TMJ disorders.
It helps patients gain more confidence in their smiles, restore decayed and damaged teeth, and even restore the normal function of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, as more and more people begin to understand the health benefits of a beautiful smile. Dental issues don’t only affect your oral health, but can also have an impact on your overall and mental health too.
At Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry, we approach each patient's needs with care and dedication, paying attention to their dental needs and educating them on all the options available.
Contact us today and schedule your cosmetic consultation!