You might think that the word “cosmetic” is synonymous with superficial and aesthetic, but when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, that’s just not the case. The name is truly a misnomer–it might imply that cosmetic dentistry is only done for the sake of appearance, but the range of cosmetic dentistry treatments have concrete benefits to overall health and well-being. For this reason, we like to think of cosmetic dentistry as an investment.
Here are some reasons why we think cosmetic dentistry is an investment worth making:
You Can Make a Big Difference at Any Budget
While cosmetic dental veneers have the potential to radically alter your appearance, even small investments in cosmetic dentistry can pay big dividends. Browse through Before and After photos and you’ll notice dramatic differences even with a simple teeth whitening treatment! Talk to our patients and you’ll hear: that difference in appearance isn’t just about their teeth being whiter, it’s about them feeling better about themselves as well.
Microabrasion is another way that we can remove stains, yellowing and spots to give you an affordable smile makeover. If you have chipped or cracked teeth, we can perform cosmetic bonding procedures to fill in the tooth in a way that looks completely natural. These procedures do not require a large investment, but you will be thrilled with the results.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Overall Oral Health
It’s as simple as this: when you invest in cosmetic dentistry treatments, you will do everything you can to maintain the results. And maintaining the results means being diligent with your daily brushing and flossing, going in for routine dental check-ups and cleanings every 6 months, and treating potential problems immediately rather than leaving them until later.
Cosmetic dentistry also improves oral health by repairing or replacing teeth that are broken, weakened, or missing. When a fractured tooth is repaired, a potential vulnerable spot for decay is now neutralized.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Bite
Our Invisalign® treatments don’t just straighten teeth for cosmetic reasons. When your teeth are misaligned, that over-, under-, or cross-bite can cause tension headaches ,migraines, and even TMJ pain. Teeth that don’t meet properly can wear down, compounding bite issues and placing you at a higher risk for tooth fractures.
Crowns and veneers, too, can improve bites by replacing a compromised tooth with a prosthetic that is aligned and shaped correctly to optimize your bite.
Your Self-Confidence Matters
In our busy lives, it’s easy to prioritize everything and everyone around us and push aside our own needs and desires. We tell ourselves we’ll find time and money for self-care next week, which becomes next month, which becomes next year, and so on. But your self-confidence matters. Think about how fantastic it would feel to be able to smile proudly, without trying to hide your teeth.
We want to help you feel better about yourself. Contact our Holmdel, Oakhurst, or Brick, NJ dental practice to discuss cosmetic dentistry options. Our expert team looks forward to helping you meet your treatment goals!