Perhaps you're skeptical about some 'facts' you've heard about cosmetic dental services. Our dentists in Napanee clear up some common misconceptions in this post.
Common Myths About Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Some common myths abound about cosmetic dental procedures. We'll clear some of these up today.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are purely cosmetic.
While the term 'cosmetic' is used to describe these procedures, they may also contribute to helping restore or improve your oral health.
For example, while dental bonding may be used to change the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth, it can also be used to protect tooth roots that have been exposed due to receding gums. Covering these roots is an essential step in restoring gum tissue - and helping you find relief from sensitive gums that often accompany gum disease.
With dental implant surgery, we can help restore your smile's appearance by filling gaps left by missing teeth. This procedure also serves a very real functional purpose: to help prevent surrounding teeth from moving 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, leading cosmetic dental services to become somewhat less costly than they once were. Some cosmetic dental services such as dental implants or crowns may be deemed necessary by your insurance company and may even be covered.
At Got Smile Dental Centre, we also offer flexible payment options to help you conveniently pay for your procedures. We also offer direct billing for most insurance plans.
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 look natural.
At Got Smile 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.