Until relatively recently, cosmetic dentistry was costly and rare. You were considered lucky if your teeth were healthy, even if they were misshapen, crooked, or badly stained. Restorations such as crowns, dentures, and metal fillings did not function well and often looked terrible, as dental technology was unable to mimic realism.
Today, cosmetic dentistry is available to virtually anyone. Regardless of your genetics, you can now have a truly stunning smile. A talented cosmetic dentist working with the latest technology can create the smile of your dreams. Yet some people are unsure whether it is worth the cost. Here are 5 reasons to invest in cosmetic dentistry.
Now that brilliant white smiles are readily obtainable, those whose teeth are imperfect often hide them. You might say no to dates, make up excuses to avoid social gatherings, and even to learn to smile with your mouth closed. Yet even when your teeth don’t show, you may not be happy with your appearance, as missing or badly damaged teeth can create tight lips and sunken cheeks.
Cosmetic dentistry can dramatically boost your self-confidence. You might find yourself smiling at every opportunity, speaking louder, standing up straighter, and occasionally grabbing the spotlight. Your new confidence can have a major impact on all areas of your life.
2. Career Enhancement
No matter what field you are in, building your career requires you to develop professional relationships with your customers, supervisors, and prospects. Hiding your smile can make you come across as aloof and insincere, while showing bad teeth can keep you from being taken seriously. With a gorgeous new smile, you will be ready to take your career to the next level.
3. Better Oral Health
It is difficult to clean teeth that are crooked or misshapen, or that have gaps where teeth are missing. This increases your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Your bite may also be misaligned, raising your chances of developing jaw pain and TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). Although on the surface your dental issues may seem solely cosmetic, fixing them can actually improve your oral health.
4. Better Overall Health
Proper chewing is crucial for overall physical health, as is a varied, nutritious diet. If you have missing, misshapen, or crooked teeth, though, you might not be able to chew certain foods. This can wreak havoc on your digestion and cause you to limit your diet.
In addition, tooth decay and gum disease have been linked with systemic illnesses. Putting your oral health at risk also puts your overall health at risk. Correcting your cosmetic dental issues can boost your physical health.
5. Investing in Yourself
In the modern, busy world, many people put themselves last. Family, career, and other obligations can leave you feeling depleted, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Investing in cosmetic dentistry is investing in yourself. It is a forced break to sit down, relax, and recharge while your dentist takes care of you.
Ready to Get Started?
If you are ready to start your journey toward better dental health, contact A&R Advanced Dental Group today at 845-364-9400 (Pomona) or 718-376-1666 (Brooklyn) to schedule your first appointment.