Cosmetic dentistry can give you a new smile for sure and many of the procedures will even make your teeth stronger. Knowing that may make you feel better about spending the money for personal improvement, as if you need a reason!
A composite filling for instance, is only an improved version of the more traditional silver fillings that dentist used to use to restore a tooth. Composites fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry because they are made to match the natural shade of your original teeth and as such are considered an improvement to your physical appearance. Since silver fillings are still available composites are looked upon as a cosmetic option.
Implants have become the most popular choice for tooth replacement. And again, the older options such as dentures are still available and that puts implants under the heading of cosmetic restorations, making them the more expensive alternative. But, gaining the self confidence that comes with not having to worry about your dentures slipping out of place at the most inopportune moments and knowing that you can get back to enjoying the foods that you love makes the investment well worthwhile.
If your tooth has been chipped or if staining can’t be removed by whitening you may want to opt for a dental veneer that can be bonded right onto the enamel. Although it is definitely cosmetic the procedure will reinforce the tooth and make it less susceptible.
Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental in Aurora believes that a healthy smile can do more than enhance your looks. Talk to him about the many cosmetic procedures available today. Call Southlands @ 720-886-0606.