Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures that improve the appearance of the teeth. Some cosmetic procedures may also improve dental and oral health, but the primary purpose is typically to make your smile look better or more natural.
When the purpose for a dental procedure is only cosmetic, insurance may not cover it. This means that you’ll have to pay for cosmetic dentistry out of pocket in most cases. However, it is a worthwhile investment for a few important reasons. If you’re wondering if it’s worth it, consider these 3 reasons to invest in cosmetic dentistry.
Reason 1: Your Own Self Confidence
If you don’t feel good about your smile, you may have a problem with confidence. You probably avoid smiling in pictures or when you meet someone new. Maybe you give a tight-lipped smile that makes you seem shy or unfriendly, when that’s not who you really are.
Imperfections in your teeth, such as stains, gaps, chips, or crooked teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile and even your overall appearance. When you lack confidence it can limit your ability to form relationships, both personally and professionally.
Cosmetic dentistry can correct the imperfections in your teeth to give you a more natural looking smile. This can boost your confidence enough to change your life in a variety of positive ways from relationships to your career.
Reason 2: An Upcoming Important Life Event
Do you have an important event coming up in your life or the life of a close loved one? Maybe you or someone in your family is getting married, graduating, earning an award, or some other big life event. Does your smile look its best?
Significant life events often include many photo opportunities and these pictures will be treasured and looked back on for years to come. These are memories that are frozen in time, forever recorded and preserved.
From teeth whitening to veneers, your smile can look brighter and more natural in a short amount of time. Other cosmetic procedures may take longer, so be sure to plan ahead if possible so that your smile is ready for the big day.
Reason 3: Improved Dental and Oral Health
Some cosmetic procedures also improve your dental and oral health. These procedures can restore your natural teeth or replace them if they are beyond saving. Restorative procedures include crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Restoring or replacing teeth allows you to chew more effectively. It also helps keep all of your teeth in proper alignment. When the teeth and the surrounding tissues are healthy, your smile will look better and more natural.
Oral health has a direct correlation with your overall health and wellness. Improving your dental and oral health can help you feel better and avoid serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Where Do I Go For Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most general dentistry practices provide cosmetic dentistry. If there are certain procedures you are interested in, find a dentist that offers the specific cosmetic services you want. Be sure to choose a dentist that prioritizes your dental health over the appearance of your teeth so that your smile is as healthy as it looks in the end.
Emerson Dental Provides Cosmetic Dentistry
At Emerson Dental we believe that your smile should look as healthy as it is, which is why we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures that improve the health and appearance of your teeth.
Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment at one of our two convenient locations.