While wanting to improve a smile is the main reason most people choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry, the cosmetic procedures that are available today do more than change your smile. They can change your health, your well being, and your life.
Jaw function and tooth alignment play an important role in breaking down foods properly so your body can absorb nutrients. Broken, missing or misaligned teeth or tooth pain can lead to poorly chewed food and gaps in nutrition. While procedures such as teeth straightening, veneers, bridges, and implants are all cosmetic and improve the look of a smile, they are also crucial in correcting problems that could negatively impact long-term health and nutrition.
Preserving Facial Structure And Preventing Bone Loss
When a tooth is missing, the bone recedes. Eventually the bone loss can cause the other teeth to become poorly aligned making it difficult to chew and eventually lead to poor nutrition and poor health. Dental implants and bridges can help prevent or slow the bone loss and ensure better nutrition.
Improved Oral Health
When a tooth is missing or worn, it can cause even further problems when your bite adjusts to accommodate the problem. This can cause problems such as tooth grinding, cracking, and swollen gums.
Correct Dental Injury Or Abnormality
Cosmetic dental procedures are also instrumental in correcting dental injury and defects. When the natural teeth become damaged by injury or illness or are malformed, cosmetic procedures can offer the best option in restoring oral health.
Improved Mood And Self-Image
Cosmetic dentistry has been shown to improve a person’s overall health and emotional well-being. When a person is happy with their appearance, they are more likely to smile and exude confidence. Some simple cosmetic fixes can have a positive impact on self-image, relationships and career opportunities.
Contact us today to learn more about our wide array of cosmetic dental procedures. Call us today at 203-612-5529.