Cosmetic dentistry has far greater benefits than aesthetic improvements; the treatment from a cosmetic dentist can actually improve your dental and overall health. Consider the following health benefits:
It Helps to Fight Gum Disease
Gum disease can result in the loss of teeth as well as the loss of bone. There may be also a connection between gum disease and serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Treating your gum disease will be one of your cosmetic dentist's first priorities. Once your gums are healthy, they will begin work on other aspects of your smile.
Improved Chewing Ability
If you have missing or chipped teeth, you may have trouble chewing your food. The inability to chew properly can lead to problems with digestion. Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of solutions for damaged or missing teeth; these include veneers, dental bonding and implants.
Straight Teeth That Are Easier to Clean
You may have a hard time cleaning all the surfaces of crowded or maloccluded teeth. Flossing may also be difficult. The good news is that your cosmetic dentist can help you to get straighter teeth, which will make dental hygiene much easier.
Prevention of Bone Loss
The consequences of losing teeth involve more than just the effect on your appearance. One of the issues is bone loss. The roots of your teeth stimulate the alveolar bone, which is the bone that provides support to your teeth. Without the stimulation, the alveolar bone will break down. Dental implants use a prosthetic root that can provide stimulation to the bone similar to that provided by the roots of teeth. This can help to prevent bone loss.
Contact us to learn more about the many ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your life.