While cosmetic dentistry services are often thought of as elective, they can be vital for not only your oral health but also your general health. For example, if you have crooked teeth, you could experience difficulty chewing your food correctly. This could lead to digestive problems such as acid reflux or heartburn from the stomach acids being forced back into the esophagus. Additionally, if the teeth are crooked, you may need to brush them more thoroughly, leading to gum disease and other oral health problems.
In addition to cosmetic issues, some types of dental treatments are functional. For example, if you have a cracked tooth, it must be restored as soon as possible so that the crack doesn’t worsen, leading to a more aggressive problem, such as a lost filling or root canal infection. By choosing to have cosmetic treatments done to your mouth, you can prevent various health problems and prolong the health of your teeth. VisitN STREET DENTAL, to learn more about how cosmetic dental treatments can benefit your smile.
Common Cosmetic Procedures
A procedure used to brighten and whiten teeth that are discolored or stained due to age, food, drink, tobacco, and other factors. This treatment can be performed by itself or in combination with another procedure, such as bonding or crown placement.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells bonded to the front of one or more teeth. They help cover stains, cracks, chips, or other minor tooth problems to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Also called caps, these cover damaged teeth and protect them from further damage. They can be made from several materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Crowns are most often used for molars since those teeth are most susceptible to damage.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Restored Youthful Appearance
When teeth are lost, the cheeks can sink in, and the skin around the mouth can begin to sag. A complete set of teeth helps fill your face again and restore an aesthetically pleasing facial structure.
One benefit of cosmetic dentistry that’s often overlooked is its effect on your self-esteem and self-confidence. Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, it’s easy to feel self-conscious if your smile looks unhealthy or imperfect. If your teeth have been damaged or discolored by cavities or aging, cosmetic dental treatment can help you regain the attractive smile you once had.
For more information about cosmetic dentistry visit N STREET DENTAL at 125 East N Street, Benicia, CA 94510 or call (707) 745-0636. Our dentist can talk to you about the best treatment options for you based on your oral health needs.