Cosmetic dentistry is sought after for many reasons. Some are medical, to repair a malformation or damage and others for cosmetics, to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. By definition, “the purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the teeth using bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants.” This definition explains the process of cosmetic dentistry, but not its benefits.

Our Dental Office in Walled Lake MI is committed to your smile using the latest advanced dental treatments and technology.

Here are a few benefits of cosmetic dentistry that improve your mental and physical health, not just your appearance.

Improved Bite
This benefit comes with dental implants, which are artificial teeth permanently inserted into the gums. You can have one, several, or full-mouth implants. Having all your teeth makes biting into food much easier. Even if tooth replacement is not needed, dentists can replace chipped or broken teeth. Either way, no more worrying about pain while eating hard foods like steak, apples, carrots. Worrying about your self-image won’t be necessary either.

Maintain Face Structure
By fixing your teeth and bite with treatments such as implants, veneers, and braces, it can keep your facial structure. The bones can deteriorate with age, which makes your skin sag because nothing is filling it out. In addition to keeping your skin lifted, cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger in other ways.

Get the Best Smile of Your Life
Bone density decreases as people get older, and guess what? Teeth are bones. Dental treatments such as implants, dentures and bridges can replace missing teeth. If your teeth are still intact, you can whiten and or reshape them. Years of tooth-staining food (red wine, coffee, blueberries, etc.) can take its toll and cause damage that brushing alone may not fixed. However, you don’t have to be over fifty to get dental enhancements. In most cases, you just have to be over eighteen, and that’s not even true in every case.

Cosmetic dentistry takes many forms and offers many perks. Procedures offer anti-aging effects and even health benefits. When you have a great smile, it can make you feel good.

Dr. Hechtman and his staff at his Lakes Area Dental Office are looking forward to serving you. Achieving a healthy and happy smile can improve your life and make a difference. New techniques like whitening, bonding, enamel shaping, veneers, and white fillings allow us to create a beautiful smile with, at times, only minimal changes to existing teeth. Call us today to learn more!