What Is Cosmetic Dental Care?
Cosmetic dental care focuses on changing the appearance of the teeth, bite, and gums. It can be anything from teeth whitening procedures, to improving the alignment, position, size, colour, and shape of a patient's gums and teeth.
Most patients undergo cosmetic dental care with the hope that their teeth will look better once treatment is complete. While this is the ultimate goal, cosmetic dental procedures go beyond your looks.
Cosmetic dental procedures not only change the appearance of your smile, but they may also enhance oral function, promote oral hygiene, and improve your oral health.
What Else Can Cosmetic Dental Procedures Do?
- Enhance Oral Function -
While the aesthetics of our teeth are important, it's important to remember that the primary purpose of our teeth, mouth and oral structures is to eat. A mouth with a set of strong, healthy teeth will make a great deal of difference in your eating habits. Think of an old man who has a hard time chewing. Imagine having a toothache and having to starve yourself for a week or two while you live on smoothies. If your teeth aren’t aligned, eating might be uncomfortable with all those food chunks getting stuck in between your molars.
Certain cosmetic dental treatments can help address many of these issues to benefit your oral function. These include gum lifts, dental bridges, gum grafts, Invisalign, dental implants, bite reclamation, and tooth reshaping. Through these procedures, you’ll likely find that eating becomes easier.
- Promoting Oral Hygiene -
- Improves Oral Health -