When Cosmetic Dentistry Services Aren't Just About Looks

Feb 05, 2024
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You may think cosmetic dentistry is just about trying to look better, but in most cases, cosmetic dentistry is actually helping people’s oral health. Find out how here.

When you hear that someone is getting cosmetic dentistry work done, you might think that they’re doing it to satisfy their vanity.

While it’s true that cosmetic dentistry can improve the aesthetics of your smile, many services in this category aren’t just for looks — they actually improve your oral health.

Here at C & C Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, we’ve been boosting our patients’ oral health with cosmetic dentistry services for a long time. Read on to discover a few ways cosmetic dentistry is more than just about looks.

Cosmetic dentistry improves oral health

Two pillars of oral health are brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. These practices work best to protect your health when your teeth are straight and evenly spaced so your toothbrush and dental floss can easily reach between your teeth.

If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or out of alignment, brushing and flossing are more difficult, leading to potential problems. Cosmetic dentistry procedures that correctly align and space your teeth (such as Invisalign®) are vital to maintaining good oral health.

Cosmetic dentistry strengthens teeth

Sometimes, your teeth can suffer damage like cracks or chips; you might even lose a tooth entirely. In any of these situations, cosmetic dentistry services can be instrumental in preventing further damage and rebuilding the strength of your teeth.

Bonding, veneers, and crowns can address cracks, chips, and fissures. These procedures restore the structure of your teeth and prevent infection.

Another service, dental implants, involves surgically implanted posts that anchor artificial teeth (crowns) to replace missing teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry boosts self-confidence

When patients do schedule traditional cosmetic services such as teeth whitening or a smile makeover, they’re often motivated by more than just looks. Many people take advantage of these treatments to help them, maybe for the first time, feel confident smiling for a picture or meeting new people. 

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so knowing you can smile freely with no embarrassment about missing, stained, or crooked teeth is a huge confidence booster. That in turn may help you perform better at work or school and boost your quality of life.

If you need cosmetic dental services, our team at C & C Dental offers advanced cosmetic dentistry options to improve your oral health and build a great smile.

To schedule your visit, call our Sugar Land office at 281-242-0241 or book your appointment online today.