Cosmetic dentistry – is it worth it?

Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth by correcting or minimising flaws. Discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, teeth that are too small, gaps between teeth and misshapen teeth can all be corrected with cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are generally not considered necessary to protect the health of your teeth and gums but they shouldn’t be underestimated. There are many oral and general health benefits that come with cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your self-confidence

Whether you have a chipped tooth in the front of your mouth or teeth that are stained or discoloured, dental flaws can cause you to feel self-conscious. You might even avoid showing your teeth whilst smiling or notice that you become hesitant when talking to people. Having these dental flaws corrected can give your self-esteem a significant boost, which helps improve your overall quality of life. You’ll find that you can talk to people more easily and with confidence, which can improve your social life and your career.

Cosmetic procedures can lower your risk of tooth damage

If you have teeth that are cracked or chipped, they can end up causing you problems at some point. These cracks can become worse over time, which increases the risk of infection. Cracked and chipped teeth can create an environment where bacteria can thrive in spaces that are hard to reach with a toothbrush, raising your risk of tooth decay. Straight and regular shaped teeth are easier to brush so bonding and other cosmetic procedures that are used to fix dental flaws help to increase your chances of maintaining a healthy mouth.

No matter what kind of cosmetic procedure you’re considering, it’s essential to see a dentist to discuss the pros and cons of each. This will help you to make the right decision as to whether or not a particular procedure will achieve your aesthetic and health goals. Call our friendly reception staff today to make an appointment to see your dentist.