Unfortunately, our teeth don’t last forever. Time and trauma will wear down natural teeth and fill surfaces with cracks and chips. Years down the road, we’ll even lose our teeth and need to seek replacement. The positive of all this is that we can take preventive action. Even improving the aesthetics of your smile can actually lead to stronger teeth. Certain cosmetic treatments not only change the look of your smile, but also bolster your enamel and help improve your oral health. Read on for a few of the ways that cosmetic dentistry could help prolong the life of your teeth.
Functional Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Work
- Reduced sensitivity – Have you ever felt a twinge after eating or drinking? Hot and cold liquids may be activating your teeth and causing sensitivity. When your enamel is worn or lacking, you’ll have a lowered defense against external forces. This will cause you discomfort and even make dental treatment less comfortable. Treatments like bonding or veneers will add another layer to your teeth, protecting their interiors and lowering sensitivity.
- Less chance of decay – Cosmetic treatments that add structure to your teeth can help keep the natural tissue from becoming decayed. Filling gaps between teeth can also remove difficult-to-access spaces that tend to gather plaque and foster decay or periodontal disease.
- Improved bite – Am unbalanced occlusal surface can lead to an uncomfortable bite and jaw disorders. Balancing your bite with cosmetic work will align your teeth properly and help your bite function as it should.
Interested in cosmetic treatment?
There may be a treatment that will enhance both the appearance and function of your smile. Get in touch with Cherry Creek Dentistry to learn more about your aesthetic options and discuss the changes you’d like to make. We look forward to meeting with you!