Have you come across some 'facts' about cosmetic dental services that you are doubting? Our dentists in Quesnel clear up some common misconceptions in this post.
Common Myths About Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Some common myths abound for patients, despite the value cosmetic dental procedures offer. Today, we'll aim to clear some of them up.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are purely cosmetic.
While the term 'cosmetic' may be used to describe these procedures, they can absolutely help to improve or restore your oral health in many ways.
For example, while dental bonding can be used to change the appearance of chipped or discoloured teeth, it may also be done to protect tooth roots that have been left exposed due to receding gums. Covering these roots is an integral step in restoring gum tissue - and helping to bring relief from gum sensitivity, which often accompanies gum disease.
Dental implant surgery can help restore your smile's appearance by filling gaps left by missing teeth. That said, it can also serve a very real functional purpose: implants help keep the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position into the gap, which in turn helps prevent other oral health issues.
2. Cosmetic dental services are expensive.
Dental technology and science have advanced in recent years, resulting in cosmetic dental services becoming somewhat less costly than they once were. Cosmetic dental services that are deemed necessary by your insurance company - including crowns or dental implants - may even be covered.
At Dr. M. Jawanda Dentistry, we offer flexible payment options to help you pay for your procedures while planning for expenses.
3. Teeth whitening damages teeth.
When done correctly and under the supervision of your dentist, teeth whitening is considered safe, and the risk of damage to your teeth is quite low. Your dentist will evaluate your dental health before teeth whitening treatment to determine whether it can be done safely and effectively on your teeth.
4. Cosmetic dental procedures take a long time.
With today’s cosmetic dental technology, we can offer services to fit your schedule and budget. Many cosmetic dental procedures take just an hour or two and one appointment to improve the appearance of your teeth.
5. Cosmetic dental procedures are unnecessary.
Many cosmetic dental procedures, from veneers to bonding, can be used to fix long-standing dental issues. But what is 'necessary' for you depends not only on your dental health. If a cosmetic dental procedure might help increase your self confidence and thereby your quality of life, it may indeed be necessary.
6. Cosmetic dental procedures are painful.
Our dentists strive to make every appointment as comfortable as possible. Many cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive and involve very little pain for the patient. Though your mouth may feel sensitive for a short time following some procedures, this should fade quickly.
7. Your results won’t appear natural-looking.
At Dr. M. Jawanda Dentistry, we use modern technology and processes to help us achieve the most natural-looking results we can for your smile. Whether you are looking into teeth whitening, veneers or another cosmetic dental procedure, ask us how we can help you reach your smile goals.