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The Importance of Cosmetic Dentistry

March 31, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Robert Rahm
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When many people hear the words “cosmetic dentistry,” they might assume that undergoing any kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment is for those who are vain about their looks. But they are not considering a number of other factors that make cosmetic dentistry important to many people in Chesterfield, MO, who seek it.

A smile is often the first thing other people notice about you; it is one of the most prominent features of your face! If you have a smile you are embarrassed to show because you have teeth that are discolored, crooked, or damaged, this can be a detriment to all aspects of your life.

There are other factors to consider that also go beyond simply esthetics.

What Makes Cosmetic Dentistry Important?

We have already talked about how being self-conscious about your smile can have a negative influence on your overall well-being. But having a damaged smile can adversely impact you in other ways.

If your teeth are crooked, this can make brushing and flossing a challenge. Decay likes nothing better than to hide in the nooks and crannies formed by crooked teeth. Teeth that aren’t straight are simply more difficult to keep clean.

Teeth that do not bite down properly because they are uneven can make chewing difficult, so you are unable to eat your favorite healthy foods. Speaking correctly might also be an issue.

An improper bite can also lead to teeth that are excessively worn. It can also cause issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), leading to chronic jaw pain or headaches.

Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

Teeth whitening is one of the most common and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures. It gives patients a smile that is up to 10 shades whiter—in just one office visit! Teeth whitening is safe and effective. Just one treatment can boost your self-confidence exponentially.

Restoring teeth that are damaged from chips or cracks with cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers will make a big difference in your appearance. These procedures will also strengthen and repair the tooth structure, restoring the function of your teeth.

Replacing missing teeth not only improves your appearance, but it can also save your remaining healthy teeth. Filling in the gaps left behind by missing teeth is important to keep teeth from shifting. Shifting teeth will ultimately challenge your ability to bite properly. This can also lead to the loss of more+ teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Is Not Just About Vanity

Change your life by changing your smile. Contact Dr. Robert Rahm about cosmetic dentistry in Chesterfield, MO.

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