Cosmetic dentistry is any procedure which helps to improve the look, alignment, or function of your smile. Though the word “cosmetic” implies mere vanity, for most people cosmetic dentistry is about more than looking good. It’s also about feeling personally and professionally confident. Sadly, many people judge people with missing or broken teeth unfairly, and this can have a negative impact on your ability to secure jobs or life partners.
In addition, some “cosmetic” issues can impact the way your mouth functions. A missing tooth can result in an atrophied jawbone which in turn threatens other teeth in your mouth. A broken tooth can quickly grow infected and threaten your health in other ways if it isn’t cleaned up and given a crown. Many seemingly “cosmetic” problems can also impact your ability to speak or eat normally.
Thus, many patients have far greater concerns than their looks when they make their appointments with us—not that there is anything wrong with simply wanting to look and feel great