Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental procedure used to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth. At one time, cosmetic dentistry was seen as a “luxury.” Not anymore! There are many affordable cosmetic dentistry options these days.
While most cosmetic dental procedures are not “essential,” they can offer many benefits beyond a prettier smile and boosted confidence. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve many different overall functions that improve overall oral health and prevent more serious dental problems in the future.
For example, let’s say you lose a tooth. You lose more than a smile when you have missing teeth. If a missing tooth is not replaced quickly, your teeth can shift, changing the bite which can put pressure on the front teeth and other teeth causing them to wear more quickly or fracture.
Here are a few reasons someone might want to consider cosmetic dentistry other than aesthetics…
- Missing teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Restoring enamel
- Tooth gaps
- Crooked teeth
- Infected teeth
Some of the more simple cosmetic procedures, such as teeth bleaching and tooth bonding, can be performed by certified general dentists, but more complex cosmetic treatments require more training.
Our dentists at Snodgrass-King have received the special training needed to enhance your smile just a little or a lot!