Often, people hear the term “cosmetic dentistry” and automatically associate it with vanity. This is most likely because the term “cosmetic surgery” is often linked with celebrities and wealthy socialites spending thousands of dollars to enhance their looks. But in the same way that cosmetic surgery is often performed out of necessity rather than vanity, cosmetic dentistry is often as important to one’s oral health as it is to their appearance. And while cosmetic dentistry often drastically improves someone’s smile and, thus, their overall appearance, it usually does a lot more than that.
Those who have missing teeth often feel embarrassed or ashamed of their appearance, and this is completely understandable. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so if yours is less than ideal, you can imagine how emotionally taxing that could be. But more importantly, those with missing teeth are susceptible to a host of oral health threats that can make their situation even worse. In fact, many people who have missing teeth and don’t remedy the situation with cosmetic dentistry see more of their teeth fall out. As such, a procedure such as getting dental implants is as preventative as it is corrective.
Cosmetic dentistry also improves oral health because many patients take better care of their teeth after receiving a corrective procedure. Whether their oral health problems arose out of recklessness or something out of their control, people who have their smile restored are often much more proactive about their oral health than they were before they had the issue. They not only take better care when performing day-to-day tasks like brushing and flossing, but they also tend to stick to a schedule of regular checkups more ardently than they had in the past.
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry because of embarrassment, necessity, or any other reason, the staff at Southfield Family Dental Center is ready to bring your smile back to life. Whether you’re the perfect candidate for dentures, implants, veneers, or any other type of cosmetic dental procedure, our dentists will put their expertise to use and restore the confidence and, more importantly, the oral health you once enjoyed. If you’re in the early stages of considering cosmetic dentistry, or you think you’re ready to have a procedure performed, book an appointment at our office today!
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