How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Your Teeth - Info Here

Posted October 20, 2021
Cosmetic Dentistry can fix your teeth

The teeth are able to serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose when it comes to the overall health of a person. Do you want to find out how cosmetic dentistry can make the desired changes to the look and function of the teeth? Is so, take a look below to learn why, and how, your teeth can be repaired and improve the look of your smile.

Common Reasons to Fix Your Teeth

  • Misalignment of the Teeth - Each one of the teeth located in the mouth plays a key role in keeping keep the teeth straight and stable. If any of the teeth starts to drift, it will have a domino effect on all of the other teeth that surround it. Eventually, your entire bite can become misaligned, so it is best to replace and repair the teeth before a misaligned bite starts to appear.
  • Self-Confidence - One of the most common reasons for wanting to have a tooth replaced is the desire to gain greater confidence while smiling. The feeling of not being happy about your smile is a common occurrence among children and adults. Your smile is a part of who you are so it easy to feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your mouth in your daily life.
  • Temporomandibular Joint - If you do end up having a misaligned bite at some point in the future, you might eventually have issues with the temporomandibular joint in your jaw. Once the teeth shift out of their regular alignment, which can result in bite misalignment, you may soon experience jaw pain, headaches, a clicking noise and the inability to open your jaw all the way.
  • Daily Oral Care is Important - Ever since you were a child, you have been taught to take care of your teeth and gums in order to contribute to your overall health. One problem can lead to another issue and eventually you can experience a surgical problem like gum disease. If the teeth are misaligned or crooked, it can be difficult to reach certain spots in the mouth to brush or floss. If plaque or other bacteria becomes an issue over time, it can quickly lead to gum disease in the mouth. If gum disease does happen, additional missing teeth can become a possibility in the future.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options to Fix Your Teeth

  • Dental crowns are implanted in the mouth to replace the top portion of a specific tooth. The dental crown is placed on the top section of the existing root of a tooth (as there is likely decay in that area). Dental crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen year but they need to be secured correctly in order to prevent bacteria from forming underneath it and causing more decay.
  • Dental bridges are not a permanent dental solution for the mouth as they only last an average of ten years. They are most commonly used if the patient is missing anywhere from one to four teeth in a row of teeth.
  • Veneers are usually made of porcelain and they normally last around ten years on each tooth. They are installed directly on top of the stud of a tooth. Depending on the existing damage on the tooth, the dentist might shave the tooth down to the stud before installing the veneer. Once the veneers are placed in the mouth, there is still a chance of plaque and bacteria forming under the veneer. You should visit the dentist on a regular basis for dental cleanings and examinations.
  • Dentures can be either partial or complete dentures and they are easily hidden in the mouth. A partial denture is used in a particular area of the mouth that has missing teeth. On the other hand, a full denture is ideal when all of the teeth are missing from either the top or bottom row of the teeth in the mouth. Dentures can snap right into your mouth and the dental surgeon can install them with anchors or clips.
  • Permanent teeth replacement is, as the name states, a permanent dental solution that will last a lifetime. The cosmetic dentist places anchoring points in the jaw so prosthetic teeth can be attached in the mouth. 

Taking Care of Your Teeth Leads to a Better Smile

The teeth are one of the most visible and important parts of the body. If you have teeth that are missing, decayed or damaged, ask your dentist if any of the above treatments are a good option for you. It is important to remember that problems with the teeth can be both functional and aesthetic in nature. Keep the information above in mind when making an appointment to visit your cosmetic dentist. It is important for you to do your research and make sure the dentist you have in mind has the skills and experience you need to achieve your desired results. 

- MA


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