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Cosmetic Dentistry for Health and Tooth Longevity

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Our smiles are more than just a feature of our faces. Smiles can make a huge difference in how we feel about ourselves. Research has shown that an attractive smile can boost job and social prospects, as well as self-confidence. However, it's not just a matter of aesthetics.

With the recent advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it's easier than ever to improve the physical appearance of your smile. With the improvements in your appearance comes the added benefit of healthier teeth and gums.

Cosmetic, Preventive or Restorative; Where to start?

There are three basic types of dental care: cosmetic, preventive, and restorative.

Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on the aesthetic enhancement of your smile. Preventative dentistry, such as regular hygiene appointments, maintain healthy teeth and gums. Restorative dentistry, which includes crowns and bridges, return your mouth to good health.

All three types complement each other in creating a healthy, beautiful smile that will last for decades.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

Cosmetic dentistry is a unique blend of art, science, form, and function. In many cases, cosmetic dentistry is performed specifically to restore damaged, discolored or crowded teeth to their optimal functionality, appearance, and health. Depending on the needs of the patient, our doctors will accomplish this by using a combination of restorative, preventative, and cosmetic treatments.

Cosmetic dentistry can help patients feel confident and happy with their new smile using several techniques. Whiter teeth, straighter teeth, less gum recession, and fewer gaps can be achieved with cosmetic procedures like Zoom whitening, veneers or Invisalign. Take home kits for whitening can also prove very effective with proper use. A variety of techniques can be used to fit the needs of the patient.

Online, OTC and In-Person- Which is Better?

Online services for cosmetic dentistry lack the personal and professional care a patient requires for optimal treatment.

Having a professional who can design treatment specifically for you is invaluable; our doctors can meet your dental health needs to guide you through your treatment plan to ensure success.

Misconceptions of Cosmetic Dentistry

Many patients have misconceptions about the cost and scope of the procedures used in cosmetic dentistry.

Treatments for extensive work will have a higher cost. However, patients may be surprised to learn that cosmetic procedures such as whitening can be very affordable. If you are interested in cosmetic procedures, please contact our office for more information on creating a treatment and payment plan for you.

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