Have you been unhappy with the quality of your smile? Do you want straighter, whiter looking teeth? Do you have a cavity in a tooth and want the filling to be invisible? Then you may consider having cosmetic dentistry.
Unlike traditional dentistry which focuses on the overall health of one's mouth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of one's teeth, mouth, and smile. Individuals who choose cosmetic dentistry want to improve the physical appearance of their smile, and know that seeing a dentist oriented on cosmetic dentistry is the only way to do so. To improve an individual's smile, cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of services including teeth whitening, dental veneers, composite bonding for chipped or broken teeth, and even full smile makeovers.
However, cosmetic dentistry isn't just for those seeking to improve the look of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry may also provide fillings for those suffering from tooth decay, and dental implants for those missing teeth to obtain a more natural look while maintaining full function of the mouth. Mouth reconstruction is also offered by cosmetic dentists for those who are suffering from functional oral problems such as issues with bite and bone structure. Those who have suffered from a traumatic injury to the face, may also seek cosmetic dentistry for reconstruction of the mouth.
Whether it be teeth that are a little more white or a little more straight, almost everyone has something they wish to improve about their smile. However, for someone who is very self-conscious about their smile because of chipped or missing teeth a visit to an office oriented in cosmetic dentistry could be the first step to a whole new life. With a new smile that an individual can be proud of, you are no longer afraid to engage in conversation or show off those pearly whites in photos. Cosmetic dentistry may also correct problems such as overbites, underbites, and muscle conditions that may cause sore jaws and TMJ problems if left untreated.
If you are considering having improvements made to your smile, contact our Balaclava Dental Care clinic and book a cosmetic consultation. We will be able to provide you with further insight about the current state of your teeth, mouth, and smile so that you can make the right decisions about the correct treatment for your smile. Don't let your current smile stop you from enjoying life. Contact Balaclava Dental Care today to see what services are available to improve the quality of your smile and life.
Maintaining good oral health is important throughout your life from infancy through the senior years.
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss your teeth once a day
- Get regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning
- Eat a balanced, low-sugar diet
Once you establish proper dental hygiene habits, you should maintain them throughout your lifetime.
Smoking and all forms of tobacco are harmful to your oral health and bad for you in general, possible oral health impacts include:
- stained teeth and tongue
- bad breath
- dulled sense of taste and smell
- slow healing after a tooth extraction or oral surgery
- difficulties in correcting cosmetic dental problems
- gum disease and tooth loss
- oral cancer
Quitting is the only way to decrease your risk of these and other tobacco-related health problems
A white smile is a great accessory for everyone.
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily oral hygiene and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your whitening options.
(by College of Dentistry, university of Florida)