If you have heard some cosmetic dentistry "facts" that you have a hard believing we can help. In this blog, our Whitehorse dentists debunk a few of the most common misconceptions regarding cosmetic dental services.
Common Cosmetic Dental Procedure Myths
Even though, cosmetic dental procedures can be valuable there are still several myths being spread about this type of dental service. Here, we tell you the truth about a few of these myths.
1. Cosmetic dental procedures are for cosmetic purposes only.
While dental professionals use the term 'cosmetic' to describe these services, in many cases they can also be used to improve or maintain your oral health.
Such as dental bonding which could be used to improve the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth, as well as to protect exposed tooth roots from receding gums. It's essential to cover these roots to help restore gum tissue – as well as to provide relief from tooth sensitivity which can often be caused by gum disease.
Dental implant surgery can help restore the appearance of your smile by filling the gaps left by missing teeth, but it also serves a very real functional purpose: implants help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of position into the gap, which in turn helps prevent other oral health problems.
2. It is expensive to have a cosmetic dental procedure.
Thanks to advances in dental technology and science in recent years, cosmetic dental services have become somewhat less costly than they once were. Cosmetic dental services that are deemed necessary by your insurance company – such as crowns or dental implants – may even be covered.
At Klondyke Dental Centre, we might be able to provide you with some flexible payment options to help you cover the costs of your procedures.
3. Teeth whitening is damaging for your teeth.
Teeth whitening is considered safe when it is completed correctly and under the watchful eye of a dentist, and the risk of damaging your teeth is fairly low. Your dentist will assess your overall dental health prior to providing you with teeth whitening treatment to see if it is safe for you to have the procedure done.
4. Cosmetic dental services take a long time.
With today’s cosmetic dental technology, we can offer services to fit your schedule and budget. Many cosmetic dental procedures take just an hour or two and one appointment to improve the appearance of your teeth.
5. It's unnecessary to get a cosmetic dental procedure.
Many cosmetic dental procedures, from veneers to bonding, can be used to fix long-standing dental issues. But what is 'necessary' for you doesn't just depend on your dental health. If a cosmetic dental procedure can help increase your self-confidence and your quality of life, it could be deemed necessary.
6. Cosmetic dental treatments are painful.
Our dentists do their best to help make all of your dental appointment as comfortable as possible. Lots of cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive for patients and consist of very little pain. However, your mouth might be a bit sensitive for a while after some procedures but, it should go away quickly.
7. Your treatment results won’t look natural.
At Klondyke Dental Centre, we use modern technology and processes to help us achieve the most natural-looking results we can for your smile. Whether you are looking into teeth whitening, veneers, or another cosmetic dental procedure, ask us how we can help you reach your smile goals.