A smile can reflect a vast array of emotions beyond happiness. However, there is a surprising number of studies that show people have a knack for seeing the difference between a forced smile and an authentic smile.
Despite human’s unconscious benefits when seeing a true smile, more than half of North Americans are self-conscious about their teeth. This can go as far as hiding their smile while laughing. What is interesting to note, is the advances that dentists have achieved to help their patients to achieve a smile they are proud of – and with years of increasing technology, prices have gone down too.
You may have heard of Cosmetic Dentistry before, or maybe not at all, but there are some amazing benefits to be had with this constantly progressing practice. From our patients, we have heard countless stories of restoring smiles and the benefits that they received.
Is it right for you though? What can be achieved in today’s world?
The benefits of gaining self-confidence aren’t always obvious. Your self-esteem impacts every facet of your life, from personal relationships to your professional career. The benefits of cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening and dental bonding include improving the appearance of chipped or cracked teeth, which in turn increases your self-confidence.
2. Better Dental Health
Cosmetic dentistry benefits your overall health almost as much as your dental health. Procedures like dental implants can prevent future damage to your bone and gums, while inlays and onlays help to protect your tooth enamel from deterioration. Regular checkups and cleaning prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar and help to identify problems requiring treatments like root canal therapy before they become critical.
3. You Get Options
The first impression you make with people is often your smile. With cosmetic dentistry, you have options on how this can affect your relationships. From veneers to crowns and bonding – you can walk away with an entirely new-looking smile to even a few small adjustments to individual teeth.
Focusing on the gums and teeth, cosmetic dentists can make all the difference when it comes down to a stunning smile. When compared to general dentistry, there are standard procedures that overlap. These include cleanings, root canals, fillings, removals, and more.
4. Cosmetic Dentistry Is Not Just for Your Teeth
Gum rejuvenation is a necessary service for many Canadians. It is estimated that 70% of Canadians will develop some form of gum disease in their lifetime, and many of these patients are at risk because of improper oral health practices. Not only does gum disease make your teeth look less healthy, but it can cause a great deal of pain on your gum line, which can seriously hinder your ability to eat a healthy diet. For those who already suffer from gingivitis, gum disease, and receding gums, gum rejuvenation services are your best bet. There are a variety of non-invasive surgeries and grafting options that can restore your gums to their younger form. Not only will this have long-term health benefits, but it will restore your confidence in your smile.
5. Short Recovery Times
The duration of recovery from cosmetic dentistry is noticeably short. Numerous other cosmetic procedures demand a long recovery period and involve great pain. Patients who use cosmetic dentistry report, not just a short recovery span, but also very little pain in the recovery phase.
Additionally, the success rate of these dental procedures is growing incredibly high with time and technological advances. Some studies revealed the success rates for cosmetic dental procedures to be up to the 90th percentile.
Book Your Cosmetic Consultation Today
Portrait Dental is the ideal home of current Cosmetic Dentistry. Our professionals are some of the top in the business, helping countless patients gain confidence and comfortability, all in a convenient location.
If you are deciding whether cosmetic dentistry is the right call for you, reach out today, and we can help you understand whether your smile is the right fit.