Why Consider Cosmetic Dental Treatments?


Everyone wants a more perfect, beautiful smile. In fact, 99.7% percent of adults polled in a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry agree that having a healthy smile is socially important. The study also found that roughly 74% of adults feel as though an unattractive smile can hurt their career success. Another study conducted in 2015 found that 20% of U.S. adults reported that they suffered from anxiety in regard to the condition of their teeth. These factors influence many people to visit their dentists for cosmetic dental treatments.

Cosmetic dental treatments are helpful for any number of reasons. If you have broken or chipped teeth, discoloration, gaps and spaces, or simply dislike the way your teeth look, cosmetic dental services can help you achieve a more beautiful and healthy looking smile.

Cosmetic dental treatments typically includes

  • Tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth that have cavities.

  • Whitening to remove discoloration, such as discoloration caused by drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes.

  • Veneers, or tooth-colored shells, that are bonded to the front of the teeth. These can be used to fill spaces between teeth and to cover teeth that are stained, poorly shaped, or crooked.

  • Braces or invisible aligners used to straighten crooked or overcrowded teeth and correct an uneven bite.

  • Enamel shaping and contouring to improve the look of the teeth.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

There are a number of benefits to choosing cosmetic dental procedures. The appearance of your teeth can be a catalyst for assumptions regarding your success, popularity, intelligence, and general health. Cosmetic dentistry can help you make a better first impression in both social and professional situations. It can also boost your self-confidence and even make you appear more attractive to potential romantic interests.

Damaged and discolored teeth can be more than an issue of appearance. Worn enamel and chips can cause sensitivity to hot and cold, possibly preventing you from enjoying the foods and beverages that you love. In some cases, broken teeth can also cause injury to the inside of the mouth. These painful situations can be remedied with cosmetic dental procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry can also be used to repair traumatic injury to the mouth and teeth, such as damage caused by automobile or sports accidents. 

Whether you have damaged or discolored teeth, or you just don't like the way your smile looks, there is a cosmetic dental solution just right for your needs. If you are considering undergoing one of these procedures, contact a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry to find out more.

Drew Rossell