Cosmetic dental care goes beyond simply making your teeth look good. Our dentists at Edmonton are available to discuss how these procedures can benefit oral hygiene and more.
What is cosmetic dental care?
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the aesthetics of the teeth, bite, and gums. It can range from teeth whitening procedures to enhancing a patient's gums and teeth's alignment, position, size, colour, and shape.
The majority of patients seek cosmetic dental care in the hope of improving the appearance of their teeth following treatment. While this is the end goal, cosmetic dental procedures improve more than just your appearance.
Cosmetic dental procedures not only change the appearance of your smile, but they may also enhance oral function, promote oral hygiene, and improve your oral health.
What else can cosmetic dental procedures do?
- Enhance Oral Function - While the aesthetics of our teeth are important, it's critical to remember that our teeth, mouth, and oral structures are primarily used for eating. A mouth with a healthy set of teeth will significantly improve your eating habits. Consider an elderly gentleman who has difficulty chewing. Consider having a toothache and being forced to live on smoothies for a week or two. If your teeth are misaligned, eating may be uncomfortable due to food fragments becoming lodged between your molars. Certain cosmetic dental treatments can assist in resolving a number of these issues, thereby improving your oral function. Gum lifts, dental bridges, gum grafts, Invisalign, dental implants, bite reclamation, and tooth reshaping are just some of the procedures available. You're likely to notice that eating becomes easier as a result of these procedures.
- Promoting Oral Hygiene - Numerous cosmetic procedures necessitate some level of dental cleaning before the procedure itself. Tartar and stains caused by smoking, eating, and drinking are removed during oral prophylaxis. Additionally, the majority of cosmetic dental procedures are geared toward restoring broken or cracked teeth. Inlays, onlays, bonding, crowns, and veneers are all examples of these. Repairing your tooth will help protect it from further damage and will help prevent decay from spreading to other teeth.
- Improves Oral Health - Cosmetic dental procedures can help you achieve better oral health by correcting your bite, repairing weak teeth, and restoring overall function. This may aid in the prevention of future, more serious dental problems. Your oral health may also have an indirect relationship with your overall health, as food and nutrition enter the body through eating. Thus, improving oral health can help alleviate some common health problems, which may result in overall health improvement.