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  • By The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Destin, FL
  • December 10, 2018
  • Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of different dental procedures the main purpose of which is to improve the physical appearance of your teeth. There can be a variety of aspects of our smile that we dislike. Fortunately, there is at least one cosmetic dentistry treatment that can resolve all of them. However, in addition to an esthetic improvement, many of these treatments also provide some level of benefit to your oral health too. For example, while porcelain veneers can be used to cover imperfections of the outer enamel of the teeth, they can also strengthen your natural teeth and make them more durable. They can also close small gaps between them where decay is more likely to occur.
     

    What treatments are included in cosmetic dentistry?

    There are a selection of different treatments and procedures that are typically included within the term cosmetic dentistry. Here are some of the most commonly requested.

     

    Teeth Whitening

    Very few people have naturally white teeth. In fact, it is much more common for teeth to be a slightly yellow shade. They also become discolored and stained over time by the foods and drinks we consume and the habits we have such as smoking. Nevertheless, brighter, whiter teeth are a highly desirable asset and as such, teeth whitening is the single most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatment in the United States.

     

    Dental Veneers

    If you are an unsuitable candidate for dental veneers, are unable to achieve the shade of whiteness you desire, or you have chips and other imperfections on the enamel of your teeth, you may wish to consider dental veneers. These resemble fingernails and are custom made specifically for your teeth. Despite their fragile appearance, they are fairly robust and can strengthen your teeth. They can also be used to cover small gaps between your teeth and correct the height of any that are particularly short, making them look more uniform and attractive.

     

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants are extremely functional. However, many people also choose them for cosmetic reasons since they are the most natural in appearance of any tooth loss solution. They replace the root and visible portion of the missing tooth with an artificial tooth that is unrivalled in strength and durability.

     

    Orthodontic braces and Invisalign

    If you have teeth that are twisted, crooked or badly spaced, or if your teeth don’t come together properly when you close your mouth, you may be considering orthodontic solutions to improve the appearance of your smile. These may include traditional orthodontic braces or Invisalign, a revolutionary new treatment that offers greater discretion and convenience than the alternatives.
     

    What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

    Many of us feel more pressure to reach certain standards of appearance than ever before, and the constant bombardment of seemingly physically perfect specimens on the television, in films and magazines only adds to this desire. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers patients a variety of benefits that enable us to achieve the changes to our smile that we dream of. These include:

     

    Improved confidence and self-esteem

    When you look good you are more likely to feel good, and this newfound positivity and confidence can radiate from you and have a positive effect on multiple areas of your life. This includes your self-worth, your personal relationships and even your career since. People who are confident in their appearance are more likely to feel empowered to embrace new opportunities that arise.

     

    Look and feel attractive

    Who doesn’t want to feel sexy and attractive? With your new smile and brimming with confidence, you will attract more admiring glances from everyone around you.

     

    A more youthful smile

    Our teeth tend to naturally darken as we get older thanks to a combination of natural age-related changes and staining from the food and drink we consume. However, when you opt for cosmetic dentistry procedures that lighten the color of your teeth, you can turn back the clock and look years younger.

     

    Better oral health

    Since many cosmetic dentistry treatments also have health-related benefits for your teeth, you may experience the benefit of cleaner teeth, improved oral wellbeing and longer retention of your natural smile than before.

     

     

    If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments, or if you would like to make an appointment to discuss making improvements to the appearance of your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact our Destin and Panama City Beach, FL offices where our experienced dental team are on hand to offer their assistance.

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