The words “cosmetic dentistry” can conjure up different feelings amongst people. For some, it’s exciting & glamorous – a fantastic opportunity for a better looking you! For others, anything “cosmetic” can seem a bit decadent or frivolous. However, this is often not the case! Cosmetic dentistry can do so much more than give you a pretty smile. It can produce astounding transformations in self-esteem & confidence. Additionally, they can be a safe & economical way of fixing complicated dental problems that could otherwise take several expensive procedures to correct.
Before we take a look at how cosmetic dentistry can be an affordable solution for many dental problems, there are a few other benefits that are worth pointing out.
Cosmetic dentistry can help your professional image
In the business world, clean, healthy looking teeth, free of stains and ugly caps or fillings present a healthy and polished image to those in your work environment. It says, “I care about myself, and keep my health and appearance in order, which is exactly how I like to operate in business.”
Cosmetic dentistry; boosting your confidence
On a personal front, the benefits are more obvious: you feel more confident. With your ‘newly revived’ teeth – there is no longer a need to hide your smile or smile with your mouth closed. Your whole face can look more attractive – and in some cases your smile can become more symmetrical. If stains were a previous issue, your teeth would now look healthier, giving the illusion of more colour in your face – and even the whites in your eyes!
The financial benefits of cosmetic dentistry: fixing multiple problems
Financially, cosmetic dentistry can be beneficial where there are multiple issues at stake. For instance, if there is minor crowding of the teeth, as well as discolouration, it may be possible for porcelain veneers to be adhered to your teeth, with some clever filing and placement. This can be a more cost and time efficient way than enduring both the lengthy, expensive process of wearing braces as well as looking at tooth whitening options.
Sometimes a tiny tweak is all it takes!
When the cost any dentistry is an issue, it also pays to keep the following in mind. Sometimes simply fixing up one issue gives such pleasing results that other issues are left not being such a problem. For instance, you may not like the shape of your teeth that are also discoloured, but by simply whitening or bleaching your teeth, the shape is not such a concern anymore . Sometimes one small enhancement is enough to overlook any other minor imperfections!
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, really – the choice is yours! But it pays to know that options nowadays are not only much more affordable, but extremely effective.
Wondering if cosmetic dentistry is for you?
Here’s a questionnaire!
- Are you unhappy with the colour of your teeth?
- Are your teeth stained from smoking, coffee, tea or red wine?
- Do you have gaps or spaces in your teeth that you are embarrassed about?
- Does it look as if you are wearing any of your teeth down?
- Are any of your teeth chipped, too short or too long?
- Have you ever felt embarrassed by your teeth?
- Do you cover your mouth when you smile?
- Do you feel that the look of your teeth lets your professional image down?
- Do you think you would enjoy the benefits of straight, healthy looking, white teeth?
- Do you think the above benefits would help with your professional career/social life/self-esteem?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, maybe a touch of cosmetic dentistry might be just what you need.
Why not give us a call at Dentistry Plus Joondalup on (08) 9300 1416, Dentistry Plus Maddington on (08) 9452 2400, Dentistry Plus Leeming on (08) 9332 2133 or Dentistry Plus Leederville on (08) 9228 3434. Call any time; we’d love to chat!