Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ’s
How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Differ from General Dentistry?
General dentistry is related to your health. Cosmetic dentistry has to do with your appearance. If a cosmetic dentistry procedure improves the functionality of your mouth, that is all well and good, but it is not the main purpose. A responsible dentist, though, will not consider you for cosmetic treatments if your general dental health is not good. So if you have cavities, gum disease, or other dental health issues, they will have to be corrected before you can consider cosmetic dentistry.
Why Would I Want to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?
You do not have to consider it if your dental health is good and you are happy with your smile. The key indicator, though, is the last four words in that sentence – “happy with your smile.” If you dislike your smile, then you might feel self-conscious or embarrassed. Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you want so that you will no longer feel uncomfortable about smiling.
My Mom Just Had to Live with Her Teeth – How This It Different Now?
Well, your Mom’s dentist probably wasn’t trained in cosmetic dentistry procedures. Few dentists were, back in the day. Today, though, dentists know about all manner of treatments that can improve your smile.
My Teeth Are Crooked – What Can I Do?
How crooked are they? If it’s just a minor issue that is not affecting your bite, then you could benefit from porcelain veneers. They can correct the shape of your teeth as well as the color. If you have serious bite problems that are affecting not just your appearance but the way your mouth works, then braces might be an option.
What About Veneers?
Back to veneers, they are just a cosmetic dentistry treatment that involves installing tooth-like porcelain shells over unsightly teeth. The length, shape and color of your teeth can be altered using dental veneers. Crowns are another way of correcting dental imperfections when veneers are not sufficient to correct the dental issues.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact us at Kurz Family Dentistry. These cosmetic dentistry FAQs should get you started, but when you are ready for treatment or have other questions, call us at 770-904-6088 or use the form on our Contact Us page.