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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

April 30, 2024

Studies demonstrably link poor oral health, including stained teeth, decay, and missing teeth with lower self-esteem. Those with poor oral health and appearance overwhelmingly report that problems with their teeth negatively impact their success in various relationships. However, there is excellent news if you’re feeling insecure about your teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all aesthetic conditions, giving you a boost in self-confidence. Here is how cosmetic dental treatments can help you get a smile you’ll be proud to show the world. 

Repair Damaged Teeth

There are a variety of restorative treatments that can restore decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. Decayed teeth can be nonsurgically restored with dental fillings and dental crowns. Chipped, cracked, and small teeth can be treated with dental veneers, cosmetic bonding, and porcelain dental crowns.  

Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth not only cause diminished self-esteem, but they can also impact your ability to chew, bite, and speak normally. Thanks to advancements in restorative treatments, no one needs to live with missing teeth.  Restorative treatments to complete your smile include dental bridges, dental implants, implant-supported fixed dentures, and implant-supported removable dentures. 

Close Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between the teeth can be easily corrected using a variety of treatments. Small gaps may be closed with cosmetic bonding or a dental veneer. Larger gaps between teeth can be treated with clear, discreet orthodontic aligners. 

Straighten Teeth, Correct Improper Bite

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be the first thing others notice about you, thanks to clear aligners. Clear aligners can correct minor to moderate problems with tooth alignment, such as crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, crowded teeth, and slanted teeth. Clear aligners can also close gaps between teeth.

Moreover, clear aligners can treat minor to moderate malocclusions (bite issues). Orthodontic treatment with clear aligners treatment provided by an experienced cosmetic dentist can transform not only your smile, but your entire facial appearance by correcting overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. 

Correct Stained or Yellowed Teeth

Yellow teeth can be professionally whitened in your dentist’s office, or at home using a dental-grade take-home whitening kit. For teeth that are gray or brown, a dental veneer can be placed to provide a whiter smile. 

Boost Your Self Confidence With A Beautiful Smile

There is no reason to suffer from a reduced quality of life due to imperfections in your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all aesthetic concerns you have, resulting in a beautiful smile that can boost your self-confidence. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry 

Will dental insurance pay for any cosmetic treatments?

Dental insurance does not cover cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening or dental veneers. It often provides partial or even full coverage for treatments that are both cosmetic and medically necessary, including dental crowns, bridges, and orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. Contact your insurance carrier for specific coverage details.

How long will it take to align my teeth with clear aligners?

The duration of your treatment will depend on the complexity of orthodontic conditions that need to be treated. Minor imperfections may only take a few months to correct. Malocclusion (overbite, underbite, etc.) may take 18 months or longer to correct.

Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation in Albuquerque

Dr. Brian K. Dennis is the only American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accredited dentist in Albuquerque. If you’re ready to improve the appearance of your smile while boosting your self-confidence, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Brian K. Dennis by calling 505-292-1051. Alternatively, you may send us a message and we will respond promptly.

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