A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry shows a staggering 99.7% believe a smile is a very important social tool. Another 74% believe an unattractive smile can hurt your professional standing. To alleviate your concerns about your smile, you may consider cosmetic dentistry. For many people, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile with a single procedure. Shrewsbury dentist, Dr. Mehdi, answers a few questions about cosmetic dentistry.
Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
Question: What is cosmetic dentistry?
Answer: Basically, cosmetic dentistry involves any procedure designed to address common aesthetic issues, including teeth stains, misalignment, gaps between teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth.
Question: Can cosmetic dentistry improve the health of my smile?
Answer: Yes. While mainly intended to improve the visual aspects of your smile, many cosmetic procedures offer restorative improvement and can even boost the health of your smile. For example, correcting misalignment removes hiding places of harmful bacteria, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Other treatments, such as Botox, can ease muscle tension and reduce the symptoms of bruxism and TMJ disorder.
Question: What are examples of cosmetic dentistry?
Answer: At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we offer an array of innovative cosmetic treatments, including in-office and at-home teeth whitening. We also provide porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental bonding and contouring. We offer gum contouring and access to Botox and dermal fillers, as well.
Question: How do I get started?
Answer: First, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mehdi. He will carefully examine your teeth and gums to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues. Dr. Mehdi will then recommend the most appropriate treatment options.
Question: What can I do to keep my smile bright and healthy from home?
Answer: With regular dental care, you can help your results last longer, keeping your smile brighter and more beautiful. Each day, you should brush your teeth twice and floss at least once. Cutting back on drinks with dark pigments can also reduce the appearance of stains. With good oral hygiene, you can enjoy a gorgeous, healthy smile.