You may have heard a few doubtful facts about cosmetic dental services. Here, our dentists in Orangeville clear up a few common misconceptions about cosmetic dental services.
Common Myths Regarding Cosmetic Dental Services
While cosmetic dental procedures can be valuable there are several common myths floating around. In this blog, our dentists want to clear a few of them up.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are cosmetic only.
While the term 'cosmetic' is generally used to describe these services, in lots of ways they could contribute to restoring or improving your oral health.
Dental bonding is an example of this. It could be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured or chipped, as well as to protect tooth roots that have become exposed as a result of receding gums. It's imperative to have these roots covered to help restore gum tissue– and help you feel relief from gum sensitivity that often accompanies gum disease.
Dental implant surgery can help restore the appearance of your smile by filling the gaps left by missing teeth, but it also serves a very real functional purpose: implants help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position into the gap, which in turn helps prevent other oral health problems.
2. Cosmetic dental services are expensive.
Thanks to advances in dental technology and science in recent years, cosmetic dental services have become somewhat less costly than they once were. Cosmetic dental services that are deemed necessary by your insurance company – such as crowns or dental implants – may even be covered.
3. Teeth whitening is damaging to teeth.
Teeth whitening is considered safe when it is completed properly under your dentist's supervision, and the risk of any damage to your teeth is very low. Your dentist will assess your dental health prior to performing your teeth whitening treatment to make sure the procedure can be completed effectively and safely on your teeth.
4. Cosmetic dental procedures take a long time.
With today’s cosmetic dental technology, we can offer services to fit your schedule and budget. Many cosmetic dental procedures take just an hour or two and one appointment to improve the appearance of your teeth.
5. Cosmetic dental procedures aren't necessary.
Lots of cosmetic dental services such as bonding and veneers can be used to correct long-standing dental problems. However, what is 'necessary' for you isn't just determined by your oral health. If your self-confidence could be increased with the help of a cosmetic dental procedure and in the process improve the quality of your life, then it might be necessary.
6. Cosmetic dental procedures are hurt.
Our dentists strive to make every appointment as comfortable as possible. Many cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive and involve very little pain for the patient. Though your mouth may feel sensitive for a short time following some procedures, this should fade quickly.
7. The results won’t look natural.
We utilize modern technology and processes at Orangeville Dental Centre to help us achieve the most natural-looking results we can for your smile. Whether you are looking into teeth whitening, veneers, or another cosmetic dental procedure, ask us how we can help you reach your smile goals.