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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Only for the Vain?

In Cosmetic Dentistry April 18, 2019

Let’s face it: when most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they think of Hollywood. They think of actors and musicians whose teeth all of a sudden became whiter than snow. What many people may not know, however, is that cosmetic dentistry is not just for the rich and famous. Is cosmetic dentistry only for the vain? There are plenty of reasons as to why we say no way!

You may be wondering: what exactly is cosmetic dentistry? It could be extensive procedures such as dental implants, crowns, or veneers. However, oral care as simple as teeth whitening or getting braces is also considered cosmetic dentistry. If cosmetic dentistry is only for those who are straight out of Hollywood, then there are a couple million kids with braces overrunning the schools.

One of the biggest perks to getting any form of cosmetic dentistry is that it can really jump start your confidence. First impressions can be made through something as simple as a smile, and when you have a killer smile, your confidence goes through the roof. Of course everyone wants a smile with dazzling white teeth for their big job interview or wedding day. Does that desire make them self-centered or vain? Certainly not.

Benefits to Cosmetic Dental Care


Cosmetic dentistry can do more than just lift your spirits; it can improve your oral health! For example: procedures such as dental implants can help maintain jawbone health, and replacing teeth can lead to improved speech. Some of the most popular and effective forms of cosmetic dentistry are dental crowns, braces and Invisalign®. Crowns can be used for a number of reasons, most commonly being to repair a broken tooth, or to protect a weak tooth from breaking. Braces are used to align teeth, however many people complain because they are very uncomfortable and don’t photograph well. Invisalign will address both negatives and create a positive alternative orthodontic experience. Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently move teeth and are difficult for the human eye to notice. It is becoming a popular alternative to traditional braces.

Cosmetic dentistry will help to improve a person’s appearance, smile, and confidence all while correcting dental aesthetics and function. Cosmetic dentistry does a lot more than make your smile look nice. For various health reasons, cosmetic dentistry is the way to go!

Contact Erbe Palafox, DDS for more information or visit the website and read more about cosmetic practices and treatment plans. Back

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