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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is actually a group of procedures that more and more people are availing of. In the past, cosmetic dentistry was considered a pure vanity procedure. Now, however, it’s widely known that cosmetic dentistry offers health and emotional benefits beyond appearance.

What Are the Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?

When you are striving to achieve better oral health as well as improved appearance for your teeth and gums, there are many cosmetic dentistry options to choose from.

Professional Teeth Whitening

The dentist offers professional teeth whitening that surpasses any results you might get from home kits. The results are faster, safer and more authentic-looking than over the counter kits, too.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to replace a decayed, broken, cracked or missing part of the top surface of the tooth. Dental crowns help your smile look better, but they also improve oral functioning in the areas of eating, drinking and speaking.

Dental Implants

Dental implants enable the dentist to install a faux tooth where one is missing. With the “magic” of dental implants, your smile can look nearly perfect, despite having lost one or more tooth.

Inlays and Overlays

Inlays and overlays simply refer to surface enhancements or “fillings” that take care of minor imperfections in the tooth. These materials are permanently bonded to the tooth in the dentist’s office and closely match the natural color of surrounding teeth.

Why Do People Have Cosmetic Dentistry?

People have cosmetic dentistry for a variety of reasons. in many cases, cosmetic dentistry is used as a way to make teeth look better. The emotional boost of having attractive teeth and a nice smile can be life-changing. It can make a person have more confidence, smile more and in turn improve the actual quality of life through a better social life,, more opportunities and so on.

Other times, people get cosmetic dentistry because they know it will improve overall health by improving their oral health. Cosmetic dentistry can help with speaking, chewing, drinking and protect against tooth decay and deterioration.

If you would like more information about cosmetic dentistry, speak to your dentist. Your dentist can advise you about the different cosmetic dentistry options that might benefit you personally.