The words “cosmetic” and “dentistry” often make people hesitate. More often than not, people think that cosmetic dentistry is only for the vain, that it offers no such functional and health benefits whatsoever. However, the truth could not be any further from that.
While the main focus of cosmetic dentistry is to improve one’s look and to make patients feel better about themselves, the field actually offers much more than just improving appearances.
The Importance of a Great Smile
First off, the psychological and social benefits of having a nice-looking smile have been well-documented.
In relationships, the opposite sex is more likely to be attracted to you if you have a good smile, more so than your body type, style or even your hobbies.
In the workplace, having a good-looking smile is often a sign of honesty and trustworthiness. It also makes you look more affable, which can go a long way in helping you get that promotion.
Your self-esteem and confidence will also benefit greatly from how you’re able to flash your smile more often without having to worry about what others may think.
Functionally, cosmetic dentistry also offers plenty of benefits.
This includes the following:
- In orthodontics.
While the main goal is to straighten teeth to give them a better appearance, the health benefits just can’t be ignored.
Mainly, tooth straightening takes care of the many risk factors of having crooked teeth. This includes increased risk for gum disease, tooth injuries and other health complications, as well as difficulty in chewing and unnecessary wearing in tooth enamel.
- In gum reshaping.
Cosmetic dentists can use the same laser used to help those with gummy smiles to remove and seal hollows that trap and promote bacteria growth, which then helps prevent future infections.
- In having missing teeth replaced.
Missing teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems, on top of making you feel conscious about yourself.
- Bone loss
- Shifting and drifting inthe
- Changing in the biteteeth
- Difficulty chewing and speaking
- Premature wear down of remaining teeth
- Jaw joint changes
While tooth replacement isn’t just a cosmetic procedure, in cosmetic dentistry, more emphasis is put on making it look good. And, if you’re going to have your teeth replaced, wouldn’t it be better to use a material that resembles natural teeth best, such as porcelain?
- In fixing cracked teeth.
Cracked teeth don’t just look bad, but it’s also bad for your health. In severe cases, cracked teeth can lead to an infection that can spread deep down, which can reach the roots of the teeth.
Cosmetic dentists can help fix cracked teeth, or at least save them using crowns, bypassing the need of having them removed and replaced, or having to deal with the possible health risks.
Cosmetic Dentistry Is Worth it
Cosmetic dentistry offers plenty more benefits than what’s mentioned above.
For example, gaps in teeth that can cause crowding problems, toothaches, damage to the enamel and even tooth loss can be solved using veneers, among others.
Visit your dentist today to know more about how cosmetic dental procedures can improve more than just your appearance!
If you feel that would be benefit from cosmetic dentistry and would like to learn more, contact Dr. James Yankowskas at 987-649-773 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com to learn about the dental services Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry offers.
Dr. James Yankowskas proudly accepts patients from Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable and surrounding areas.