What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding cosmetic dentistry, and many people don’t fully understand what cosmetic dentistry even is.

Cosmetic dentistry is more than just whitening and making your smile look better; it also includes things that will actually improve your dental health and how effective your teeth are performing their duties.

The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is never necessary and that it could end up actually damaging teeth.  This is simply not true.  Some cosmetic dentistry, like bonding, crowns, inlays, overlays, and fillings can be quite necessary to improve the function of your teeth and can increase the longevity of your teeth.  These procedures can also reduce pain from broken teeth and malocclusions.

Many also think that cosmetic dentistry will not be covered by insurance and will result in a lot of out-of-pocket costs.  This is also false.  While whitening is purely for esthetics and will not likely be covered, many other procedures are in fact covered by insurance.  And the ones that are not covered may be more affordable than you think, and payment plans are often available.

Some people fear that cosmetic dental procedures will be too obviously fake, and that they will end up looking like they have a mouthful of Chiclets.  As the technology has progressed, it is easier than ever for experts in the field to make the treatments and restorations look natural and to blend in with the rest of your teeth.

Little To No Pain

And finally, people fear that these procedures will be too painful to be worth enduring.  This may have been the case in the past, but today’s dentists try their best to make the process as painless as possible and to take each individual patient’s needs into account when it comes to pain.

If you have any other questions about cosmetic dentistry or whether you could benefit from it, contact our office today for an appointment.

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