People who are embarrassed about their smile tend to hide it. They cover their teeth with their hands while talking or smiling or with their mouth closed when being photographed.
People with beautiful smiles share their smile more, which makes them come across warmer and friendlier when meeting new people or speaking with friends, family, and coworkers.
Improving your smile has never been easier than it is today, with many effective cosmetic dentistry options available to help you get the smile you deserve!
If these six characteristics describe you, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry:
- You have good overall dental hygiene. For best results, cosmetic procedures need to be performed on mouths without significant teeth or gums issues. If you have issues with your teeth or gums, they need to be addressed first.
- You don’t grind your teeth. Grinding your teeth can cause chips or fractures to certain cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers. Thus, your options maybe limited if you grind your teeth. If you do grind your teeth, let us know so we may help you address your teeth grinding first or propose treatments that can better withstand grinding.
- You don’t chew your nails or ice or use your teeth as tools. Similar to grinding, chewing your nails or ice, or using your teeth as tools to open bottles or bite off clothes tags can damage certain cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as veneers.
- You are comfortable with restorative work being performed, as necessary, to prepare your teeth for certain cosmetic procedures. Examples of restorative work that may be necessary include filling cavities or removing rotted teeth.
- You understand most dental insurance plans will not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures. Affording cosmetic dentistry has never been easier; however, most dental insurance plans will not help. Options to help fit a beautiful smile into your budget include convenient payment and financing plans and spreading treatments out over time.
- Your teeth have sufficient enamel. Certain cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, adhere to your enamel. Without enough enamel, a veneer will not have a sufficiently strong bonding surface to adhere to.