Why Cosmetic Dentistry Isn't Just About Vanity

Bad teeth can be an eyesore. Crooked, missing, cracked, and discolored teeth can also affect your self-esteem and negatively impact your dental and overall health.

The dental team at Dental Town DC in Washington, DC knows that a gorgeous smile makes you feel confident and helps sustain your overall health. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can help you feel as good as you look.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry restores the look and function of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or simply stained. Treatments include:

You might want and need one or more treatments, a decision you make after a consultation with our dental team.

Cosmetic dentistry can make you look and feel better

Good dental health depends on having a complete set of fully functioning and correctly spaced teeth. Missing or chipped teeth can prevent you from keeping up your regular oral hygiene routine and can increase the risk of:

In addition, by fixing dental issues, cosmetic dentistry can help prevent the spread of infection from the mouth to the rest of the body through the bloodstream. Here’s more on how cosmetic dentistry helps your mouth and mind.

Increases self-esteem

Unsightly teeth can make you feel self-conscious and hesitant to smile and engage with others. 

Researchers have found that addressing cosmetic dental issues can improve self-esteem and overall quality of life. Smiling relieves stress and boosts your mood.

Improves function, form

Missing or chipped teeth can force you to chew awkwardly, speak differently, and even change your facial muscles, which affect the shape of your face. When we restore your smile, you can feel confident every time you speak and chew. 

Strengthens teeth

Cosmetic dentistry can strengthen your teeth. Veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that bond to your natural teeth, reinforce the enamel, making your teeth stronger and more stable.

Dental crowns, which sit on top of your teeth, enhance the appearance of misshapen or stained teeth. Crowns can also support a weak tooth and prevent future fractures.

Helps oral hygiene

When your teeth are stained or chipped, you might be tempted to neglect your oral hygiene. A gorgeous smile, however, might encourage you to brush and floss regularly.

If you want a dazzling and healthier mouth, you should consider a smile makeover at Dental Town DC. Not only will a smile makeover enhance the appearance of your teeth, but it can also boost your confidence, lift your mood, make your teeth easier to brush and floss, and strengthen your dental health.

Are you ready to get life-changing cosmetic dental treatments? To schedule a consultation with our dental team, call 202-315-1969, or send a message to our staff using our online tool.

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