11 Jun 2018
For most of us, having teeth that aren’t quite in perfect condition is a fact of life, and although you may have resigned yourself to this situation, it doesn’t have to be the case! Cosmetic dentistry is an effective way to improve your smile and there are many different treatments, one of which will be right for you!
However, not many patients know that a brighter and stronger smile can provide many wide-ranging benefits, including - but not limited to - amazing oral health and confidence, as well as protection from the many risks that come along with those little imperfections in your smile!
In this blog post, we’ll go over some benefits of cosmetic dentistry beyond the obvious improvements to your smile, as well as some of Hobsonville Point Dental’s cosmetic dentistry options.
Getting rid of that discolouration and discomfort in your smile means that you’ll be able to instantly shed those insecurities around your teeth, and will experience a boost in your personal confidence! After cosmetic dentistry, you’ll be showing off your healthy and bright teeth as part of your smile much more often, both in the mirror to yourself and to everyone in your daily life!
A healthy and bright smile can even help you make more friends, and lead to greater opportunities in your professional and personal life. Every time someone smiles at you with a strong and white set of teeth, your brain sends you a relaxing sensory reward, making you much more likely to trust that person. If you’re that smiling person with white teeth, people will subconsciously feel better about you, and you’ll see the improvements in both your own life, and in the way that people around you react to your smile.
As cosmetic dentistry is normally needed as the result of poor oral hygiene, getting this kind of work done is a great chance to change the way you approach your oral health, and avoid the risks that come along with it. The greatest risks come from issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, and the bacteria they create in your mouth, which increase your chances of getting a serious disease or infection.
Good oral hygiene decreases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and conditions such as osteoporosis. It even leads to healthier pregnancies, and can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, so there’s no reason not to use cosmetic dentistry as a springboard to turning your oral health round!
At Hobsonville Point Dental, our cosmetic dentistry treatments range from tooth veneers, which are white slivers of porcelain or composite resin permanently attached to the front of your teeth to make them look white and new, to missing tooth replacement using a partial denture, bridge or dental implant, and even white fillings, which are a safer alternative to silver amalgam fillings.