In many ways, all dental treatments are cosmetic to some degree. Whether you’re fixing a damaged tooth or treating a case of tooth decay, the end-goal of your treatment is to preserve or improve your smile’s appearance as much as the health and integrity of your tooth. Likewise, all cosmetic dental treatments have some aspect of prevention and/or restoration to them, as well. For instance, improving a chipped or cracked tooth not only makes the tooth look better, but also strengthens it to prevent further damage.
Improve your confidence
Cosmetic dentistry is called such because its primary focus is to correct the visible blemishes that mar your smile’s appearance. Since your smile is one of your dominant facial features, improving how it looks also improves your self-confidence, which can have several positive impacts on your personal and professional life.
Make your bite work better
In some cases, cosmetic dental treatments can improve a tooth that’s too small, worn down, slightly out of alignment, or otherwise affects the balance of your bite. By enhancing the tooth’s appearance, the right cosmetic treatment can also restore your bite’s balance, which reduces your risks of experiencing related issues such as bruxism and TMJ disorder.
Reduce your risks of dental disease
A straighter, more symmetrical smile not only functions better, but is also easier to keep clean and healthy with good hygiene and preventive dental care. For example, plaque and tartar can hide more effectively behind jagged tooth edges or gaps between teeth. By improving these issues, you can make it harder for oral bacteria to hide and easier to consistently clean them off of your teeth and gums.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation Today
The good thing about cosmetic dentistry is that the right treatment can improve your smile’s appearance while also improving its long-term health. To learn more, schedule an appointment as soon as possible by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.