Your manager at work has recently gotten a subtle smile makeover, the barista at your favorite coffee shop around the corner gets her teeth whitened regularly (all that coffee comes with some upkeep), and the receptionist at your gym is thinking about that one little chip she got eating peanut brittle. Your bestie? Well, she is busy getting Invisalign as we speak, proving that braces aren’t just for teens anymore.
Whitening, bonding, straightening, applying veneers—the opportunities we have today to improve one of our most valuable assets are unprecedented. And they’re not just for Hollywood stars or the rich and famous. Modern-day procedures and financing options make having a winning smile accessible to just about everybody.
5 Common Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry
We know that first impressions count, and one of the first things people notice is your smile, right? We also know that when you feel confident about your smile, you feel good about everything else too. A great smile helps you socialize more and even do better in interviews and your career. A bright smile can also improve your self-confidence when it comes to intimate relationships.
From teeth whitening and veneers to complete smile makeovers, cosmetic dentistry over the years has become more accessible, which means more people are getting their bright smiles and confidence back. We understand that it still comes with a lot of unknowns and you probably have a ton of questions, which is why we’re answering five of the most common questions in regard to cosmetic dentistry.
#1. What exactly is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry covers various dental care procedures to improve the overall look of your teeth. These processes can help with anything from discoloration and stains, to broken, missing, or misaligned teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is suitable for children, teenagers, and adults.
#2. Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
We hear this so often, and we feel it is time we set the record straight. If there is anything about your teeth or smile that you are not particularly happy with, or if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below, chances are you’re a good candidate.
- Often cover your mouth when you smile or speak?
- Have difficulty chewing as a result of missing or damaged teeth?
- Have misaligned or crooked teeth?
- Have worn teeth?
- Have any difficulties with speaking as a result of missing or damaged teeth?
- Suffer from frequent headaches?
No matter how big or small your concern, there is a cosmetic dental procedure that can help. Some patients choose a fairly quick process like teeth whitening to improve their smile, while others need procedures that are a little more extensive.
#3. What are the more common cosmetic dentistry treatments available?
Cosmetic dentistry can help with most dental problems. Here at Wohlers Family Dentistry, we offer:
- Tooth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bridges
- And more!
#4. Will cosmetic dentistry improve my smile?
Cosmetic dentistry will improve far more than just your smile. You see, your teeth aren’t just nice to have; you need them for the proper functioning of your mouth. And poor oral health isn’t limited to gum disease and bad breath. It can affect your heart and kidneys and lead to oral and pancreatic cancer. And then there is your self-confidence. Fixing your smile will give you a whole new lease on life.
#5. How much will cosmetic dentistry cost me?
This is by far one of the most common questions, which is completely understandable. While we can give you a ballpark figure for the different procedures, it is best to meet with our team to discuss the options best suited to you. The most important thing you need to remember is that this is an investment—not only in you, but in your health and happiness too.
There is very little doubt that a lot of benefits can come with cosmetic dentistry, but there are one or two things you need to be aware of too.
3 Common Drawbacks That We Can Help With
Depending on what you are having done, some cosmetic procedures are more painful than others, which is why we recommend you visit us. From the moment you walk through the front door, our team will help you feel at ease, and provide you with the very best care, in a comfortable environment.
#2. Food restrictions
While this isn’t a significant disadvantage, it can be a bit of an inconvenience, especially if a few of your favorite foods are on the list. After cosmetic dentistry, it is best to avoid certain foods and beverages that could break, chip, stain, or discolor your teeth, or cause sensitivity.
Cost can be a real issue for a lot of people, but we offer different options to suit your needs and your budget. We also file insurance forms for you, so it is one less thing for you to worry about.
Have we answered your question? Should you have any other queries or want more information on cosmetic dentistry, you can contact us via email, give us a call, or better yet, pop in and see us. Dr. Wohlers and her team take pride in providing you with the very best care in a warm and caring environment, using state-of-the-art technology.