There’s nothing wrong with wanting a beautiful smile. Whether you used to have one or have always dreamed of one, you probably understand that a beautiful smile is a vital social asset. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a beautiful smile, no matter what your complaints may be about your current smile.
If you are ready to achieve the smile of your dreams, please call (858) 271-1010 or contact us online today for an appointment with Scripps Ranch cosmetic dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi at Oasis Dental Arts.
Why All Dentistry Should Be Cosmetic Dentistry
Some people think that cosmetic dentistry is only dentistry that focuses on making your smile pretty. But the truth is that cosmetic dentistry should be more like a philosophy that guides everything a dentist does, including restorative dentistry. The appearance of your smile matters. Here’s why.
Healthy Teeth Are Beautiful Teeth
Cosmetic dentistry can have a role in keeping your teeth healthy. It probably isn’t a surprise to you that the health and beauty of your teeth are closely linked. Straight, white teeth are considered highly attractive, and these are also signs of healthy teeth. White teeth are visibly free of decay. Straight teeth have good gum health and are more efficient at chewing food.
An Attractive Smile Is a Social Asset
Another reason why cosmetic dentistry matters is that your attractive smile is a vital social asset. You use your smile in almost every social interaction, and whenever you use it, a beautiful smile can open doors that would otherwise be closed to you. Personal relationships, job opportunities, and even feeling better about yourself all come easier when you have an attractive smile.
Why Don’t You Like Your Smile?
Unfortunately, many people are currently unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Some common complaints include:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Missing teeth
- Unattractive restorations
Each of these cosmetic complaints has at least one and likely more solutions that can be used to give you an attractive smile.
Discolored teeth is the most common complaint people have about their smiles. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions to the problem. Most of the time, the problem is surface stains that can be eliminated with teeth whitening. However, if your teeth are deeply stained and don’t respond to whitening, a procedure like porcelain veneers might be recommended.
Chipped, Worn, or Poorly Shaped Teeth
Teeth can become chipped or worn over time, or they might form with an unattractive shape at first. Peg laterals are a good example of teeth that simply don’t form properly. Porcelain veneers are typically the cosmetic dentistry procedure of choice in these situations, but sometimes porcelain crowns are better because they provide better support and protection.
Gapped or Crooked Teeth
If you have gaps between your teeth, we have several options to close the gaps. Reshaping your teeth with porcelain veneers is the simplest approach to get long-lasting results. However, Invisalign can also be used to move your teeth into place and close the gaps that way.
Crooked teeth can be treated in the same ways.
If you have one or more missing teeth, we can discuss options for replacing them. Dentures are the traditional approach, but they are also the least functional. Dental bridges can be successful, but they rely on your natural teeth for support. Only dental implants truly look and function like natural teeth.
Some dentists don’t realize all dentistry should be cosmetic dentistry. They neglect appearance when placing restorations. Or limitations of materials or price may have kept you from getting attractive restorations in the past. In any case, if you have restorations that make you uncomfortable when showing your teeth, we can help. New restorations can be used to give your smile an attractive, natural appearance. No one needs to know that your smile has been restored!
Are You Ready for the Smile of Your Dreams?
You may have thought the smile of your dreams was just that–a dream, but cosmetic dentistry can make it a reality. If you’re ready to learn how we can transform your smile, please call (858) 271-1010 today for an appointment with Scripps Ranch cosmetic dentist Dr. Ramin Goshtasbi at Oasis Dental Arts.