Have you heard a few 'facts' about cosmetic dental services that sound a bit doubtful to you? Here, our Brandon dentists explain some of the common misconceptions our patients may have about cosmetic dental services.
Common Myths About Cosmetic Dental Procedures
despite the value of cosmetic dental procedures to the smiles of our patients, some common myths may keep people from choosing these treatment options. Here, our dentists want to clear up some of those misconceptions.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are purely cosmetic.
While we may use the term 'cosmetic' to describe these procedures, in many ways they can absolutely contribute to helping improve or restore your oral health.
For example, while dental bonding may be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth, it may also be used to protect exposed tooth roots caused by receding gums. Covering these roots can be a critical step to restoring the tissues of your gums and providing some relief from the sensitivity that often accompanies gum disease.
Dental implant surgery can help restore the appearance of your smile by filling the gaps left by missing teeth, but it also serves a very real functional purpose: implants help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position into the gap, which in turn helps prevent other oral health problems.
2. Cosmetic dental services are expensive.
Because of advances in dental technologies and dental treatments over the years, cosmetic dental services have become slightly less costly than they once were. Cosmetic dental treatments that are deemed necessary by your insurance company may even be covered by them such as dental implants or dental crowns).
At Brandon Dental Centre, we also offer flexible payment options to help you conveniently pay for your procedures.
3. Teeth whitening damages teeth.
When performed correctly and under the supervision of your dentist, teeth whitening is considered safe and the risk of damage to treated teeth will be relatively low. Your dentist will also evaluate your oral health before providing teeth whitening treatment to determine whether or not it can be safely conducted on a particular smile.
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 treatments, including things like dental bonding or veneers, can also be used to help treat long-standing oral health issues. What is necessary for your smile will not only depend on your dental health though.
If a cosmetic dental procedure might help increase your self-confidence and thereby your quality of life, some patients may indeed consider it to be necessary.
6. Cosmetic dental procedures are painful.
Our dentists strive to ease the experience of our patients at each of our appointment. Many cosmetic procedures are actually minimally invasive and involve little pain for our patients/ While your may feel a bit sensitive after the treatment, this feeling should fade quickly after the procedure has been finished.
7. Your results won’t appear natural-looking.
At Brandon Dental Centre, 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.