When making a first impression, a smile can be worth a thousand words, which is why taking care of your teeth is very important. However, keeping your teeth white, bright, and healthy takes more than just going to a talented dentist; you have to put effort into it. In order to reap the benefits of a dazzling smile, you have to maintain your teeth and take active measures to ensure their strength and vibrancy.
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, more than 99 percent of all American adults believe that a smile is an important asset for social situations. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing to undergo cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence.
If you are taking good care of your teeth, but want to give your teeth an extra boost of brilliance, cosmetic dentistry is just what you need. But don’t be fooled; cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening! Your cosmetic dentist is also capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings. So, if you have good dental care habits, but have minor imperfections in your teeth, there is a safe and easy way to fix them. In fact, modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.
Frequently Asked Questions
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if your healthy teeth have imperfections that you would prefer to be changed or enhanced. It is important to recognize that aesthetic dental treatments are not meant to alter your overall appearance, but rather to provide a positive change that compliments the health and natural appearance of your teeth. If you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you, contact your cosmetic dentist today to schedule a consultation.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY COSMETIC DENTAL VISIT?
Due to great advancements in modern-dentistry, cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry, are able to overlap in a single visit. You can expect your cosmetic dentist to discuss health implications, as well as aesthetics at your appointment.
WHAT TYPES OF COSMETIC TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ME?
There are many types of cosmetic treatments available, from in-office teeth whitening to total smile makeovers. The types of treatments available to you will depend on your overall goals, but may include professional whitening, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, or dental implants.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER RECEIVING A COSMETIC TREATMENT?
You will receive special dental care instructions following your treatment. For example, if you have your teeth whitened, you should avoid highly-pigmented beverages and foods for several days to prevent unwanted staining. On the other hand, a dental implant makeover may require a significant amount of downtime, as well as a temporary, but limited diet controls.
Again, if you are interested is sharing a stunning smile with those around you, cosmetic surgery is the solution. If interested, contact us today.