3 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

3 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is the dental field that is designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. It may include a variety of treatments and procedures that correct or conceal imperfections and flaws in your teeth and mouth. 

If you have ever wanted your smile to look better, or felt self-conscious when looking in the mirror or at pictures of yourself, cosmetic dentistry may be a worthwhile investment for you. Why an investment? Because most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. You can expect to pay the full cost out of pocket or through a financing option. 

Not sure if cosmetic dentistry is worth it? Consider the top 3 reasons to invest in cosmetic dentistry

1. Feel More Confident 

The biggest reason to invest in cosmetic dentistry is to feel more confident. If you don’t like something about your smile, from a single chipped tooth to a row of worn down or stained teeth, cosmetic dentistry can correct these imperfections and make your smile look like new. 

When you feel more confident it can change many aspects of your life from your career to your personal relationships. You can smile with confidence when meeting someone new and change the way others perceive you. Confidence helps you take good risks and challenge yourself to take on more difficult tasks. 

2. Improve Your Oral Health 

Some cosmetic procedures also serve a dental and oral health purpose. Crowns, bridges, and dental implants not only make your smile look natural, they restore the function of your teeth, allowing you to chew and speak effectively. It can also relieve pain and sensitivity that may accompany damaged teeth. 

Healthy teeth also improve the health of your gums. Gum health is important because the gums provide support for your teeth. Healthy, clean teeth help to prevent gum disease. 

3. A Little Goes a Long Way 

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, treatments and procedures provide effective results, often in a short period of time. Teeth whitening can brighten your smile in as little as one treatment. Veneers can conceal a wide variety of imperfections in a single procedure. Cosmetic bonding can reshape a chipped or worn down tooth in just one appointment. 

Most cosmetic dentistry procedures provide near instant results. A single investment offers significant improvements to your smile. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Our cosmetic dentistry services include the following: 

  • Teeth whitening. We provide both in-office and at-home whitening treatments that offer dramatic results in as little as one treatment. 
  • Veneers. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that attach to the front side of your teeth to conceal imperfections. 
  • Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth and aligns your bite using clear plastic trays you wear over your teeth. 
  • Cosmetic bonding. Tooth-colored composite material can be used to reshape teeth that are chipped, worn down, or damaged in some way. 
  • Microabrasion. Stubborn stains can be scrubbed off of the teeth using microabrasion. 
  • Crowns. A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore the natural appearance and function. 
  • Bridges. A bridge is a tooth replacement option that uses the neighboring teeth to support an artificial tooth. 
  • Dentures. Dentures can replace some or all of the teeth with a natural looking and functioning set of artificial teeth. 

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to transform your smile? Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Todd today. Call 570-287-2500 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry 

Are whitening treatments safe for my teeth?

Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective. We carefully evaluate your teeth to ensure that they are healthy enough to receive whitening treatment without harm to the enamel. We carefully control the application to avoid discomfort. 

How long do the results of cosmetic dentistry last?

The results vary based on the type of treatment you receive. Teeth whitening can last for 1-3 years. Veneers and crowns can last for 10-15 years or more. The results of Invisalign can last forever, as long as you wear your retainers to maintain your results.