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Top Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has taken America by storm and is growing faster here than anywhere else on Earth (except Asia). Our cosmetic dentistry market is increasing at a rate of 6.9%, and the worldwide market is expected to reach $32.73 billion by the year 2026. Multiple reasons may be contributing to this trend, including more disposable income, popularity of makeover shows, higher awareness of the importance of healthy teeth, and a good smile, even the rise of dental tourism, where people travel to receive specialized dental work from a specific provider.

If you’ve decided it’s time to check into cosmetic dentistry for yourself, our expert team of professionals here at Innovative Dental Ideas can guide you through all your options. Dr. James Butler is highly trained in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and makes sure that your results are natural and spectacular.

Cosmetic dentistry 101

Just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s define cosmetic dentistry. It’s any type of dental procedure that changes the appearance of your teeth, gums, or bite. This generally includes the shape, color, size, position, and alignment of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Some examples of cosmetic dentistry include:

Although most cosmetic dentistry is considered elective, that doesn’t mean it’s unnecessary — some procedures serve both a cosmetic and an oral health function. Here, Dr. Butler highlights some of the most common reasons people opt for cosmetic dentistry.

It helps you make a better first impression

Topping the list of reasons to get your teeth spruced up is because of the dramatic way it changes your appearance. You may not realize the effect your crooked or discolored teeth have on those you meet. Or maybe you do realize it and that’s why you hesitate to laugh with your friends or smile for photos.

Fixing chipped or cracked teeth, or straightening those that protrude or are too small can make a huge difference in your life. Most of our patients report that they make a much better first impression. This may be partially due to their dazzling new smile and partially due to the new-found confidence they exude.

It’s customizable

Some people are concerned that if they get cosmetic dentistry done, they’ll end up looking fake. That’s never a worry here at Innovative Dental Ideas. Our primary purpose is to help you achieve your aesthetic and oral health goals, and that means feeling at ease about your new look.

We customize the shape and color of your veneers to look natural, not machine-made. Likewise, we make sure your whitened teeth ring true, not robotic. We understand that there’s such a thing as too perfect, so we make sure your new look feels right to you.

It doesn’t hurt

We understand that some people have a fear of dental visits, and we do all we can to make sure your visits with us — whether for cosmetic or general dentistry — are pleasant and comfortable. You can really relax when it comes to our cosmetic procedures. 

For example, our teeth whitening system is painless, quick, and even tastes good. There’s no need to feel stressed about your cosmetic dentistry appointment; it’s like going to a dental spa.

It improves your oral health

Remember we said that some cosmetic procedures do double duty? It’s true. For instance, if you have a cracked or chipped tooth that mars your smile, fixing it also prevents bacteria from entering your tooth where it can cause infection and decay. 

Strengthening the structural integrity of your teeth is an important reason to consider getting veneers and replacing old, leaky fillings. Plus, you get more bang for your buck.

Dental implants is another great example. Not only do they fill the gap in your smile, they replace the tooth and root so that your jawbone can still feel the pressure when you chew. Your jawbone needs this constant stimulation to promote new cell growth and remain strong and healthy.

Whatever your reason for considering cosmetic dentistry, we would love to partner with you on the journey. Our team of experts is unsurpassed, our facilities are immaculate, and we even have our own on-site laboratory so you don’t need to wait long for a crown, veneer, or implant. We use the latest technology and collaborate closely with our team members, manufacturers, technicians, consultants, and you to ensure you get the highest quality service and the best looking smile around. 

Call us at 614-529-0062 or request an appointment online today.

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