It’s not uncommon for patients to spend months or even years deciding whether or not to pursue teeth whitening, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures. Is it really worth the cost? Should I spend the money on myself? How can I justify a treatment that’s a want, not a need? If you feel self-conscious about your smile, but you’re having trouble committing to doing something about it, here are four reasons why cosmetic dentistry is worth the investment.
A Beautiful Smile Is a Healthy Smile
While the primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile, it still has a positive impact on your oral health.
Often, the dental procedures people want for cosmetic reasons have functional benefits as well. A chipped tooth will look better with a dental crown, but it will also be stronger. Invisalign treatment can straighten crooked teeth and improve your profile, but it also results in teeth that are easier to brush and floss, leading to better dental health.
It’s also common for treatments with no functional benefits, like teeth whitening, to improve your oral health too because after investing in them, you’re likely to quit bad habits and practice better oral hygiene to help maintain your results.
Everyone Deserves a Smile They Feel Good About
If you’ve felt self-conscious about your teeth for years, it impacts your life in many small ways that add up to an immense weight on your shoulders. You might smile with your lips tightly closed, avoid getting your picture taken at all costs, or even avert your eyes when you walk past a mirror so you don’t see yourself. Getting cosmetic dental work that will make you feel good about your smile will lift that burden.
Even knowing this, you might still have trouble justifying spending time and money on yourself. If that’s the case, you should know that we have many cosmetic dentistry options that are affordable and can be completed in a single visit to our office. Why continue feeling embarrassed about your teeth when the solution could be an hour-long appointment for cosmetic bonding?
Minor Procedures Can Dramatically Transform Your Smile
You might be surprised to see how different you look after a simple cosmetic procedure. Professional teeth whitening treatments can make you look years younger; bonding a chipped tooth can give you a million-dollar smile in minutes. We can even use a photo of your smile and create a preview of what you’ll look like once your procedure is complete.
Cosmetic Dentistry Is Better Than Ever
If you spoke to a cosmetic dentist years ago about the concerns you have about your smile and were told that Invisalign wasn’t a good fit for you or that the discoloration on your teeth wouldn’t respond to whitening treatments, there’s no better time to get a second opinion. Today’s cosmetic dentistry techniques and technologies are more effective than they were in decades past. Modern treatments mean that there’s no such thing as an unfixable problem.