If you have one or more concerns with your smile’s appearance, then improving them with cosmetic dental treatment seems beneficial in and of itself. With a more esthetically appealing smile, you can enjoy a higher level of confidence in showing it off. However, at our Newhall, CA, dental office, we ensure that every cosmetic treatment also benefits your oral health and minimizes any permanent changes to your natural tooth structure. This means your treatment will not only enhance your smile’s appearance, but also correct certain issues that have been affecting your oral health and bite function.
1. Stronger, healthier tooth structure
Many types of cosmetic blemishes involve some sort of damage to your tooth structure. Even if it’s minor, that damage could end up becoming more serious over time. Correcting such issues may require minimally invasive tooth bonding or the application of one or more porcelain veneers. For severely blemished teeth, that may require the placement of a lifelike dental crown over a tooth completely. By correcting seemingly cosmetic concerns with your tooth’s appearance, you can help ensure that they don’t worsen, ensuring the health and integrity of your tooth long after your treatment is complete.
2. More symmetrical bite alignment
When one or more teeth are out of alignment, they can severely impact your smile’s contour and appearance. To help you avoid braces, we may recommend Invisalign® clear aligners, which can straighten your crooked teeth more discreetly and more comfortably than traditional braces can. If your tooth alignment is minor enough, then we may be able to correct with one or more well-placed porcelain veneers. The veneers completely transform the front surfaces of your teeth, creating a straighter bite without needing any orthodontic treatment at all. By correcting your misaligned teeth, you not only enjoy a more symmetrical and cosmetically pleasing smile, but also improved oral health and bite function in the long run.
3. More efficient bite function
Whether it’s from crooked and misaligned teeth, or from different types of tooth wear and damage, many of the concerns that call for cosmetic treatment can also affect the balance and proper function of your bite. If your teeth aren’t healthy and whole, or if they no longer meet each other squarely when you bite and chew, then they may suffer further damage from the uneven bite pressure. Correcting your bite helps avoid this, as well as the potential for jaw dysfunction (TMJ disorder) due to damaged jaw joints.
Take advantage of cosmetic dental treatment
Cosmetic dentistry treatments don’t just improve your smile’s appearance; they also help improve the immediate and long-term state of your oral health in several important ways. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.