If you were born before 1970, your idea of a dental visit is drilling out and filling cavities, removing teeth when they were beyond help, and that’s about it. Today’s dentistry is a lot different.
More and more people are spending time on the cosmetic look of their teeth in addition to regular maintenance.
What Cosmetic Dental Work Can Do For You
Due to advances in cosmetic procedures, the cost and time required to improve your smile has been reduced dramatically. Because of this, many people in their fifties and older invest in the look of their smiles.
Many find that by improving the appearance of their smiles they not only look younger, but feel younger as well. This can lead to increased self-esteem and confidence.
From simple procedures like tooth whitening, implants and orthodontics, you are now able to straighten, reshape, replace and brighten even the worst looking teeth. These cosmetic treatments are not only aesthetic but often they restore the proper function of your teeth as well. This, in turn, can reduce the chances of other serious diseases that stem from neglected oral health or the inability to eat some of the foods that we all need for proper health.
For example, if you have teeth that are crooked or crowded, you may have a hard time cleaning in between your teeth the way you should. This can lead to decay and eventually to tooth loss if not addressed.
With modern orthodontic methods like Invisalign this issue can be corrected and in some cases, in under a year. Even better, with these clear orthodontics, no one will even know you are straightening your teeth.
At Dentistry at Clarkson Village Shoppes our goal is to help you not only have a healthy mouth, but have a smile that you are excited about. If you aren’t happy with the look of your smile book a free smile analysis today.