If you think cosmetic dentistry is only a technique to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile, you are incorrect. Cosmetic dentistry can also help improve your oral health by providing treatments that prevent dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Often, people don’t consider how cosmetic dentistry treatments can help protect your teeth. One of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments, teeth whitening can give you beautiful white teeth. After seeing the results, most people will want to maintain their white teeth. Thus, they are more willing to do proper dental hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing. Treatments like dental veneers or bonding help cover chipped or cracked teeth to prevent your mouth bacteria from penetrating the tooth to cause additional damages.
You care for the aesthetic appearance of your teeth when you have them in your mouth. What if you lose a couple of teeth, leaving you with a gaping hole in your smile? You will likely feel embarrassed to smile. Luckily, missing teeth can be fixed by a cosmetic dentist.
Stony Brook Dental Group in NY, provides all-on-four or mini dental implants for missing teeth. Dental implants do require surgery to embed the titanium posts into your jawbone. The dentist will provide you with artificial replacement teeth immediately after the surgery. The artificial teeth are only temporary and will remain with you until the embedded implants heal. Then you will get permanent replacement teeth.
Missing teeth can cause several problems in your mouth unless they are replaced. When you are missing teeth, the remaining teeth can shift position towards the vacant space. This can cause misalignments in your mouth. Your jawbone begins to deteriorate because it does not receive stimulation from your natural teeth. The vacant spaces in your mouth also become breeding grounds for food particles and bacteria to accumulate which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
When you get dental implants, they function as your artificial tooth roots. The artificial teeth work and appear like your natural teeth allowing you to eat the foods you love and smile confidently. The implants also prevent all the consequences of tooth loss from affecting you.
Visit Stony Brook Dental Group for your cosmetic dentistry needs.