Are you considering cosmetic dental services to enhance your smile? Some people may think that cosmetic treatments are only about appearances. However, many cosmetic dental services are functional and cosmetic. Having straight teeth and an aligned bite can improve your smile in more than just appearance.
Over the years, modern cosmetic dentistry has expanded to include a wide variety of services. From minor crookedness or discoloration to significant issues like missing teeth, you can find a service to fit your needs and create positive change for your smile.
How cosmetic dental services can improve your smile
Many people are curious about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Here are several ways that treatment can enhance the smile.
Align a crooked bite
An improper bite alignment can lead to dental problems like teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint disorders. Patients with these disorders can experience symptoms like headaches, tooth pain, and jaw soreness. Extreme cases of temporomandibular joint disorders could even require surgery.
A crooked bite can also cause excessive wear and tear to affected areas. If left untreated, this can lead to damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth.
Restore damaged teeth
Cosmetic dental services can improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth and their dental health. Treatments like dental crowns, indirect fillings, or tooth bonding are restorative treatments that can strengthen a patient’s teeth. They are also colored and shaped to look like natural teeth, improving the appearance of the patient’s smile.
Replace missing teeth
When an individual is missing teeth, the remaining teeth will often shift to fill the empty space. The patient’s bite alignment will worsen over time.
Cosmetic dental services like implants or bridges can fill the gap while appearing like natural teeth. By filling the space, these treatments can reduce shifting in the mouth.
Coffee stains, along with other acidic foods, can lead to stained and yellow teeth. Teeth whitening, or “bleaching,” is a cosmetic dental service that can whiten teeth and brighten the patient’s smile. Other options, such as veneers, can similarly improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth.
Improve oral health
Even with good dental hygiene habits, a crooked smile can affect a patient’s dental health. Pieces of food can get caught in tight, hard-to-reach spaces between crooked teeth, leading to tooth decay or gum disease.
Crooked teeth can also apply uneven pressure to the surrounding teeth or while biting. Without proper treatment, this can crack or chip otherwise healthy teeth.
Patients who are self-conscious about crooked, stained, or missing teeth might worry about laughing or smiling in public. Everyone deserves to share their joy with the world. Cosmetic dental services can help patients achieve a smile that they are proud to show off at work, in photos, and out on the town.
Create positive change in your smile
If you are embarrassed or self-conscious about imperfections in your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Start the journey toward having a brighter, straighter smile that can also improve your overall oral health.
Are you ready to get started? Reach out to us at Belair Dental Associates and schedule a consultation to explore your options.
Request an appointment or call Belair Dental Associates at 706-426-5520 for an appointment in our Evans office.
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