Posted by Dr. Christine Y. Lee on Jul 4 2018, 03:33 AM
Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of a patient’s smile and teeth. The primary focus is on improving dental aesthetics such as bite, alignment of the teeth, coloration, positioning or shape of teeth.
There are five main types of cosmetic dental procedures including inlays and onlays, composite bonding, dental veneers, teeth whitening and implants. It is possible to perform all of these procedures in an outpatient dentist office setting. We offer multiple cosmetic procedures so you may not have to travel to multiple locations.
There are very few risks associated with cosmetic dentistry, however, there are seven things that happen to patients after cosmetic dental procedures.
The most immediate thing that happens after a cosmetic dental procedure is an improved smile. Whether you are getting your teeth whitened, straightened or receding gums fixed, cosmetic dentistry will make your smile more attractive.
When you get the smile you want, your confidence can improve dramatically. Many people find themselves smiling more, which makes them feel more confident and more easily approachable.
Smiling more increases the number of happy chemicals that the brain produces. This can boost your mood and make you feel happier overall. The more you smile, the better you feel. Thus, cosmetic dentistry can cause you to start smiling more often all the time.
Patients find they are more outgoing and comfortable in social settings. Cosmetic dentistry patients often see an increase in their social life after the procedure.
After getting their teeth whitened or straightened, having expensive implants put in and other procedures, patients are more likely to pay closer attention to their oral health. When you are brushing your teeth more often, flossing regularly, and taking the proper steps to keep your cosmetic dentistry results perfect, your teeth and gums benefit by being healthier as well.
A great benefit of cosmetic dental procedures is that oral health can improve a patient’s overall health and wellness. After cosmetic dentistry procedures, people begin to care more about their health and many patients start to take proactive steps to get other aspects of their health under control.
Many patients with cosmetic dental procedures often look to improve their weight, nutrition or chronic illnesses as well.
Feeling better about appearance and also becoming physically healthier can have a massive impact on emotional health. Many times, people feeling down or depressed can see benefits from cosmetic dentistry in changing their outlook on life and their moods.
Our confidence has a big effect on emotional health and cosmetic dentistry is the first step to having a dazzling smile.
These 7 things that happen after cosmetic dental procedures may not happen for all patients; although each patient should definitely be experiencing at least the first thing—Improved Smile. Cosmetic dentistry is proven to make patients look and feel better while getting on the right track to oral health and wellness.
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