Partial dentures are natural-looking, removable dental appliances that help restore the function and form of your jaw.
Cosmetic Dentistry Overview
Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry is all about feeling better about your smile. There is no denying the benefits of having a bright, confident smile. That is not, however, the only benefit of cosmetic dentistry.
In fact, there are a few pretty significant health benefits you can enjoy courtesy of cosmetic dental procedures, such as orthodontics and dental appliances, including these:
- Headache relief. Misaligned teeth can cause pain to your teeth, jaw, and head that can be corrected with various dental appliances and/or braces.
- Easier to chew food. Making it possible to eat healthier foods like crisp vegetables, apples, etc. that might be difficult with cracked, broken, or missing teeth.
- Lesser risk of developing periodontal diseases. Spacing issues, such as crowded teeth can increase the risk of gum disease.
- Improved sleep. Correcting issues such as teeth grinding at night from an overbite, underbite, or crossbite can help you to sleep better.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of all to consider is that cosmetic dentistry encourages patients to take better care of their teeth in order to protect their smiles.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Because teeth are so complex and face many needs, your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist can apply a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve oral health as well as the composition of your smile.
The following are some of the commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Contouring and reshaping
Dentures (complete or partial)
Inlays and Onlays
It’s beneficial to work with your dentist to determine which ones will help you accomplish your oral health and cosmetic dentistry goals best.
Cosmetic Dentistry Resources
We’ve compiled an excellent list of resources to help you decide if you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry and understand the benefits it could offer you.