Ever wondered what the difference was between a general dentist and a cosmetic one? General dentists tend to deal with the health of a tooth while a cosmetic dentist focuses more on its aesthetics.
Teeth are lost for various reasons, some of them being injuries or tooth decay. Gaps in between teeth are unsightly, and to fix that a cosmetic dentist will replace the missing teeth with false ones. Crowns, bridges and dentures are all used to fill in the gaps left in your mouth by missing teeth.
Are you concerned about the changing color of your teeth? Are you no longer confident about your smile? Teeth tend to stain with time, thanks to certain habits like smoking and drinks such as coffee, but they can be whitened again. In addition to having them whitened, you may need to change your lifestyle in order to maintain your new set of pearly whites.
Are you embarrassed about that one tooth that seems to stick out like a sore thumb? Cosmetic dentists can change that by placing veneers over your teeth. You no longer have to worry about that tooth that looks rugged and misshapen. Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used to cover your teeth. They look just like your teeth and no one need know.
Not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth. Some have crowded teeth, while others have teeth that protrude outwards. Teeth alignment involves wearing braces for a certain period of time before your teeth get into the shape you desire. Not so long ago, metal braces were the only option available. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about walking around with unsightly braces for months, thanks to invisalign braces. These are braces that are invisible and are removable. No one need ever know that you wear them.
Do you have a tooth with a severe crack? Or perhaps you were involved in an accident and were left with broken teeth? A cosmetic dentist will use veneers or bonding material to cover up the damage to your teeth. They will be left looking as good as new.
Now that you know their services, you can begin to look for the right cosmetic dentist to help you restore your smile.
- Start by looking for dentists in your area. Ask for recommendations from friends and family. Do a quick search online to look for reputable ones near you.
- Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a select few, look for testimonials on their websites but you will need to be keen to ensure they are real testimonials and not fake ones.
- Schedule appointments with each potential dentist and while there verify their documentation and licenses. Also ask them whether they take insurance or not. Ask for a tour around the clinic, talk to the rest of the staff and pay attention to how they treat other clients. This is an indicator of how they will treat you.