Having a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth go hand-in-hand. Cosmetic dentistry can help maintain oral health while giving you a brilliant smile for years to come. For locals of the Hartford, Manchester, and Windsor areas in search of a South Windsor dentist, the professionals here at Grillo Dental can help you understand the benefits and advantages to cosmetic dentistry and smile design.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Design?
While all dentistry focuses on the health and well-being of your mouth, gums, and teeth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on creating positive changes to your teeth that benefit the overall health and appearance of your smile. In cosmetic dentistry, we focus on treatments and procedures that create healthier, beautiful, and functional teeth that will last a lifetime.
Reasons for Going to Your South Windsor Dentist for a Smile Makeover
Though cosmetic dentists can provide an array of dental services, here are the most common reasons why patients seek their smile makeover treatments from us:
Whitening: Much like other things, your teeth do not stay white forever. Over time, your teeth can become stained and discolored from a variety of factors related to your diet, lifestyle, health, and more. Cosmetic dentists can use a variety of treatment methods to help whiten and brighten teeth.
Veneers: Veneers are customized shells made for your teeth. Typically made of porcelain, they cover poor-looking teeth to alter their shape and/or color. Veneers are long-lasting, and custom fitted to match (but enhance) your beautiful smile.
Crowns and Bridges: Unlike veneers, crowns completely cover or replace an entire tooth. Crowns are designed to restore that tooth's specific strength, size, shape, and appearance. Dentists typically use this method when other cosmetic options are not possible. Bridges are designed to give support to teeth on either side of a gap where a fake tooth has been implanted and is made of multiple crowns.
Bonding: These procedures are especially beneficial to people with spaces between teeth or teeth that are chipped, broken, etc. Using special bonding materials, dentists can help fill in small areas to improve appearance and protect the teeth.
Implants: When a tooth's health deteriorates drastically, an implant may be needed to restore your smile. Usually made of a type of metal, implants replace the entire tooth, as well as roots, with a permanent post that is secured into the jaw.
The Benefits and Advantages to Custom Smile Design, Whitening, and Smile Makeovers
There are a variety of advantages and benefits to letting your cosmetic dentist take care of your smile and restore its beauty, but here are a few.
Great Oral Health from a Smile Makeover
The health of your mouth, gums, and teeth is fundamental to your overall well-being. Your oral health can have a variety of effects on your body in other ways than just the appearance of your smile. By taking care of your smile and protecting your teeth from future problems, you can decrease your risk of developing future conditions and complications. In addition, cosmetic dentistry can help with immediate health issues with your teeth, caused by injury or trauma, hereditary or developmental abnormalities, and illness or infection.
Cost-Savings for the Future Provided By Your South Windsor Dentist
Dental procedures and treatments have a reputation for being expensive. When you invest in your smile design and seek out a cosmetic dentist, you could prevent possible problems from occurring with your teeth in the future. And when things are taken care of early, that means less you will have to deal with later on and less of a burden on your wallet.
Smile Design Means Better Self-Esteem and Confidence
Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you. Because of that, many people are self-conscious of their smile and their teeth. Poor self-esteem and low confidence can have serious effects on your social, work, and personal life. By simply fixing cosmetic issues with your teeth that allow you to smile with more confidence, you may become a prouder, and happier you.
For more on how we can help with your smile design and assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams, contact our office today!