Many people believe that the purpose of cosmetic dentistry is purely to enhance the outward appearance of our teeth. While this is an important goal, incredible technologies and advanced treatments work together to produce some surprising additional benefits. Today, the benefits of cosmetic dentistry reach well beyond the aesthetic.
While wanting to improve a smile is the main reason most people choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry, the cosmetic procedures we offer at Johns Creek Dental Excellence in Johns Creek do more than change your smile. They can change your health, your well being, and your life.
If you think cosmetic dentistry has little to do with improved nutrition, think again. Jaw function and tooth alignment play an important role in breaking down foods properly so your body can absorb nutrients. Broken, missing, or misaligned teeth or tooth pain can lead to poorly chewed food and gaps in nutrition. While procedures such as teeth straightening, veneers, bridges, and implants are all cosmetic and improve the look of a smile, they are also crucial in correcting problems that could negatively impact long-term health and nutrition.
Preserving Facial Structure and Preventing Bone Loss
When a tooth is missing, the bone recedes. Eventually the bone loss can cause the other teeth to become poorly aligned making it difficult to chew and eventually lead to poor nutrition and poor health. Dental implants and bridges can help prevent or slow the bone loss and ensure better nutrition.
Improved Oral Health
When a tooth is missing or worn, it can cause even further problems when your bite adjusts to accommodate the problem. This can cause problems such as tooth grinding, cracking, and swollen gums. Additionally, studies show that fixing a broken or missing tooth might help prevent other complications such as heart disease or diabetes.
Correct Dental Injury or Abnormality
Cosmetic dental procedures are also instrumental in correcting dental injury and defects. When the natural teeth become damaged by injury or illness or are malformed, cosmetic procedures can offer the best option in restoring oral health.
Improved Mood and Self-Image
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), cosmetic dentistry has been shown to improve a person’s overall health and emotional well-being. When a person is happy with their appearance, they are more likely to smile and exude confidence. We’ve all heard about how just forcing a smile boosts your mood- and if you didn’t have to hide your smile, and actually enjoyed it? Some simple cosmetic fixes can have a positive impact on self-image, relationships and career opportunities.
While having a stunning smile might be a great motivating factor in the decision to pursue cosmetic dentistry, it is the hidden benefits that make it far more beneficial than most people ever imagined.
Contact us today at Johns Creek Dental Excellence in Johns Creek to learn more about our wide array of cosmetic dental procedures. Call us now at (770) 663-0333 to take the first step toward a beautiful smile and a better life!