Cosmetic Dentistry is an often misunderstood field. People tend to ignore the massive benefits of cosmetic dental treatments and instead focus on the implications of the name — that it’s an extra service and not necessary. But Pacific Dental Care would like to give you a few reasons why you should take cosmetic dentistry a little more seriously.

1.) Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Oral and Overall Health

Cosmetic dentistry, it’s not just about aesthetic enhancement or making superficial or artificial improvements to your smile. Lots of cosmetic procedures can also improve your overall dental hygiene. Tooth-colored fillings are a common cosmetic dental procedure that repairs and seals a cavity. A metallic filling can be less-than-desirable and often contain mercury. Dental implants can replace your tooth if your tooth is in stages of advanced decay past the point of reparation.

Invisalign or dental bonding can alleviate an improper bite alignment, which will then prevent costly corrective measures down the road. Gum lifts which can adjust the gum line not only make your teeth and gums look better, it also prevents food from getting trapped beneath the gums (this can result in cavities or gum disease). Gum disease, as we know, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, tissue damage, and bone loss. A full cosmetic dental overhaul will help increase your overall health in the long run and leave you with a movie star quality smile in the process.

2.) Cosmetic Dentistry Will Improve Your Self-Confidence

It’s amazing what a simple cosmetic dental treatment with Pacific Dental Care can do for a patient’s self esteem. We’re great at improving our patient’s self-confidence and setting them up for great oral health successes in the future.

An aesthetically pleasing smile can open doors you never knew existed. You might smile more at work or during interviews and gain new opportunities. Your supervisor might notice a positive change which will put you in conversation for promotion during your next review. You might gain access to new social circles. A healthy smile can mean better friendships and deeper, more meaningful relationships.You may go from introvert to extrovert overnight. Self-confidence and a fantastic smile seem to go hand-in-hand. People will take notice when you smile. Ultimately, you’ll be able to execute networking scenarios to better ends. You might even get noticed by that special someone.

3.) You Just Might Improve Your Diet, too

Or make the act of eating even more enjoyable. Fixing your smile might make certain problematic foods easier to eat. For example, with an overbite or underbite, you might not be able to eat certain types of fruits and veggies as easily. Its’ also more likely that people will take care of something that they’re proud of. If you’re proud of your smile, it’s easier to maintain a healthier diet and cleaning schedule which helps maintain that brand new smile.

4.) Improve Overall Speech

In many instances dental issues will cause speech impediments. A bite problem can make speaking harder than it should be. Gaps in teeth can create whistles or lisps, same with overbites and other alignment issues. After a Pacific Dental Care cosmetic dental procedure, many patients report experiencing easier speaking and eating. Being confident in your smile will likely make you less self conscious, making you better at public speaking.

5.) Healthy Dental Habits Last a Lifetime

Cosmetic dental treatments will often act as a catalyst that inspires patients to take better care of their teeth from that moment onward. Getting any cosmetic procedure done is an investment, and many people put in time necessary to protect their investment. Patients who have that smile they’ve always wanted are far more likely to brush, floss, and rinse more regularly.

6.) Inspire Early Growth and Self-Esteem in Young Ones

Children and teens seem to get the worst of it when it comes to ridicule and cruelty. Some of us even have to seek therapy for the injustices we endured in elementary, middle, and high school.  Social acceptance seems quite a bit more vital during these school years. Kids are very self-aware of their looks during these times. Some children and teens may not desire braces, because their classmates might take notice. Nowadays dentistry has advanced to amazing places. Invisalign will discretely fix and improve a child’s smile. With a new smile makeover, your child can:

  • Land that major role in the next school play.
  • Build a foundation of self-confidence and self-belief that will endure and shine for a lifetime.
  • Interview more effectively and dynamically for schools, internships, and jobs.
  • Get noticed by that special someone for the Sadie Hawkins Dance (another confidence boost!)

7.) You’ll Save Money

Cosmetic dentistry might seem a little expensive on the front end, but you’re making an important investment in your smile. Having a cosmetic dentist replace old fillings, correct bite alignment problems will prevent costly future dental issues, paying off in the long run. Overbites, can often cause jaw stress which lead to stressed, even cracked or broken teeth. Food also won’t get trapped as easily, which will help you enjoy cuisine more. You’ll also notice fewer cavities during your subsequent visits. As you can imagine, cosmetic dental procedures are interwoven with preventative dentistry.

Now that we’ve gone over the numerous ways that cosmetic goes beyond simply the physical and superficial, are you starting to think it could be right for you? Contact us today with any questions about our cosmetic dental procedures. Give us a call or schedule your appointment to discuss concerns with Pacific Dental Care today.