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The Importance of Oral Health Before Cosmetic Dentistry!

November 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 12:46 pm
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Cosmetic dentistry allows patients with flaws like discoloration, chips, cracks, and more to achieve their dream smiles. Of course, a beautiful smile also comes with an amazing boost of confidence, which is why cosmetic dentistry can be truly life changing. However, your cosmetic dentist may recommend services like fillings or gum disease therapy to treat your oral health first. Read on to learn why it’s vital to have good dental health before you receive cosmetic dentistry.

Your Initial Consultation

Your cosmetic dentistry journey all starts with an initial consultation. During this appointment, your dentist will carefully examine your smile before developing a personalized treatment plan. Part of this exam includes X-rays and gum measurements to ensure that your oral health is in tip top shape. If your dentist notices any issues like cavities or infection, they’ll need to be treated before moving on with cosmetic dentistry.  

Set Yourself Up for Success

You may be anxious to get underway with your smile transformation, but underlying problems like decay or gum disease must be treated first. Unlike other medical conditions that can get better with time, dental issues will only grow worse. For example, a simple cavity can turn into a painful root canal and untreated gum disease can cause serious problems like tooth loss. Of course, if the whole point of your cosmetic dentistry is to achieve a beautiful smile, meeting your goal is impossible if you have oral health issues that damage it. Thankfully, simple treatments early on prevent more extensive and expensive dentistry in the future. Visiting your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings will make it much easier to get cosmetic services because you’ll have lower risks of dental problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry: The Services You Can Benefit From

Once your oral health is in check, all that’s left to do is to get started on your dream smile. Do you have discoloration? Your dentist may recommend professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile up to 8 shades in a single visit. Is your smile affected by tiny chips or gaps? Cosmetic bonding is a simple, affordable, and effective solution! It utilizes the same material as tooth-colored fillings, seamlessly blending into the rest of your teeth to erase imperfections. Additionally, if there are various flaws that impact your smile, porcelain veneers can conceal them all at once!

No matter which option you need, your dentist will ensure that you get the results you deserve. Call to get started!

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, we have a team of 5 dentists who combine their knowledge and expertise to offer a wide range of treatments. Whether you need gum disease therapy, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or any other services, we are here to help. To schedule an appointment, contact us through our website or by phone at (847) 577-7171.