Orthodontics became the first dental specialty over a century ago for a reason. People care. The importance of having a clean refreshing smile has never been more important. Moreover, you are not the only person who knows that. Nearly 99% of people in the U.S. believe that owning a quality smile plays a paramount role in social interactions and development. If you are feeling self conscious in meetings, interviews, on dates, or in that movie theater photo booth, it is not all your fault. The problem may not be what you are saying, but where it is coming from. The answer to restoring a confident smilie can come with your next visit to a cosmetic dentist.
Why a cosmetic dentist as opposed to a general dentist?
A general dentist will be looking to achieve different ends with your dental work. True, the job of a general dentist is to do more than clean your teeth. However, a general dentist will still emphasize only the structural integrity of your teeth. If you are looking to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, then you want the help of a professional who is trained to do exactly that. That is the work of a cosmetic dentist.
Even if a general dentist can perform the less intircate procedures you need, these general dentists are more likely to refer the work to a cosmetic dentist who’s profession is based on the exactly the type of results you need.
There are many new and improved options for bettering your smile and your confidence.
For those considering orthodontic work, research in orthodontics is making more procedures available to broader demographics to fit more dental needs. Even if a certain procedure was out of reach in the past, it may no longer be, or new alternatives have been developed. Here are just a handful of the most common dental options made available to you today through cosmetic dental surgery, or cosmetic dental work.
If you have crooked, misshapen, worn or chipped teeth then porcelain veneers may be your answer. Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, durable pieces of custom fitted porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of teeth to improve the overall all appearance of a smile. As is true of many dental restorations, veneers will not last forever, and may eventually need replacement. For those who simply want to improve the whiteness of their teeth, teeth whitening has become a popular option. Tooth whitening is not permanent, but with a touch up every several years, you can guarantee the quality smile you deserved indefinitely. Many smiles suffer from smaller blemishes caused by cracked, chipped or worn down teeth. Another solution to this problem can be the use of composite filling. A composite filling is designed to match the natal tooth color of the patient and can be customized to get that match for even the most visible front teeth. Composite fillings are built to last with durability that can stand the test of time.
Before you choose the cosmetic dentist for you, consult other dental professionals you know. You can ask either your general dentist or physician for multiple referrals that you can vet later on. In the meantime be certain to begin rinsing your toothbrush with warm water since bristles are the perfect place for germs to hang on. More on this topic.