In Weston, Cosmetic Dentistry is About More Than a Great Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is probably the most misunderstood dental term among our Weston patients. Most believe that cosmetic dentistry is strictly about a beautiful appearance and not about dental health. We believe that’s probably because of marketing campaigns by tooth paste companies and other dentists that stress the “gleam and glamour” that comes with a perfect smile. As a result, most believe that cosmetic dentistry is an elective form of dental care.
The fact is cosmetic dentistry is finding its way into many restorative procedures.
The advances made in cosmetic dentistry materials and technology easily translate to procedures like fillings and crowns which are considered core restorative services.
For example there is now a material that is the same color of the tooth that can be used in fillings. Traditional silver fillings work fine of course but they announce their presence every time you open your mouth. The new material is just as durable as silver and is nearly invisible. Which would you prefer?
Broken or chipped teeth are not only unattractive but they degrade the ability to properly chew food and in some cases, to speak correctly. Porcelain veneers are a viable alternative to traditional crowns. These veneers are thin, durable porcelain tooth shaped shells that can be easily be bonded to the front of the tooth giving it a healthy “whole” appearance.
There are many other examples where “cosmetic dentistry” techniques and material can be applied to what many patients consider “normal” dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry Provides More than Just a Beautiful Smile
People just naturally want to look attractive to other people. It’s why they go on diets, buy cosmetics, work out and dress in the most flattering fashion. There’s no question that cosmetic dentistry can give you a spectacular smile but it gives you more than that.
It starts with giving you a mouth full of healthy teeth. We explained above how cosmetic dentistry is a key element of basic dental care. But for almost every patient who takes advantage of our cosmetic services there is an increase in personal confidence and self-image. Those two characteristics can have a huge impact on a person’s work, relationships with others and even family life.
Dr. Pyle has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years. If you have any questions feel free to call us for our opinion.