Have you heard some 'facts' about cosmetic dental services that cause you to doubt their truthfulness? Here, our Markham dentists explain some common misconceptions about cosmetic dental treatments.
Common Myths About Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Despite the value of cosmetic dental procedures, some common myths abound. Today, we want to clear some of them up.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are purely cosmetic.
While 'cosmetic' is the term used to describe these procedures, in many ways they can contribute to restoring your oral health in addition to changing the appearance of your smile.
For example, while dental bonding can be used to improve the appearance of chipped or discoloured teeth, it can also be used to protect exposed tooth roots due to receding gums. Covering those roots is an integral step in restoring gum tissue – and helping you feel relief from gum sensitivity that often accompanies gum disease.
Dental implant surgeries can help to restore the look of your smile by fillings gaps left by missing teeth but also serve a functional purpose in preventing the surrounding teeth from shift position and degrading your the structure of your jawbone.
2. Cosmetic dental services are expensive.
Because of advances in dental technology over the past decades, cosmetic dental services have become relatively less costly than they once were. Cosmetic dental services like ared deemed necessary by an insurance provider - such as bridges, crowns or implants - may even be covered!
At Hunter Dental, we also offer flexible payment options to help you conveniently pay for your procedures.
3. Teeth whitening damages teeth.
When conducted appropriately under the supervision of your dentist, teeth whitening is considered to be safe ad has a very low risk of causing any damage to your teeth. Your dentist will be able to evaluate the health of your smile before teeth whitenig treatments in order to determine whether or not it can be done safely and with the desired results on your 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.
A wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures, from dental bonding to veneers, can be used to help address longstanding oral health issues. But what is considered to be 'neccesary' doesn't only depend on your oral health. If a cosmetic dental procedure might help to increase your self-confidence and, by extension, your quality of life, some patients may consider it to be neccesary.
6. Cosmetic dental procedures are painful.
Our dentists strive to make each appointment as comfortable as we can for their patients. Many cosmetic procedures are only minimally invasive and will involve very little pain. Whule your mouth may feel a bit sensitive after, for example, teeth whitening, this should fade within a short time frame.
7. Your results won’t appear natural-looking.
At Hunter Dental, 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.