Any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth is considered cosmetic dentistry; some primarily elective treatments, like dental implants, also functionally improve oral health. General dentistry will keep your mouth healthy but won’t address all aesthetic problems. Most people are familiar with teeth whitening, but cosmetic dentistry includes many more procedures to fix imperfections of the teeth and gums, including veneers, tooth shaping, replacement teeth, and braces. The aesthetic benefits of cosmetic dentistry translate into personal benefits.
The increase in self-confidence obtained from improving your smile is the biggest benefit you will gain from choosing cosmetic dental work. Crooked, misshapen, and discolored teeth can have a profound effect on the quality of your life. Stains, cracks, missing teeth, or gum recession might make you feel reluctant to smile. A cosmetic dentist can fix these noticeable problems; but perhaps more importantly, a dental professional can restore your confidence. A dazzling smile provides a boost that you’ll feel throughout the day.
Proper Teeth Alignment
Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean and keep healthy. Without treatment, you may develop tooth decay, gum disease, decreased chewing function, and constant pain. Traditional metal braces and Invisalign benefit people of all ages, not just teenagers, and will effectively align teeth over time to form a straight smile.
Lessened Complications from Missing Teeth
Dental implants can help you avoid pain from gum exposure and shifting of remaining teeth that seek to compensate for the missing tooth. When a tooth is lost, the supportive jaw bone near the former site of the root will begin to diminish, which can lead to severe problems. Fortunately, an implant can not only restore your smile, but also prevent harmful bone resorption.
If you would like a brighter, straighter, or fuller smile and live in the Baltimore area, contact The Smile Design Center of Baltimore for a free consultation. Call us at (443) 275-9821 to learn about the luxurious amenities waiting for you at our office.