Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Have you wondered if you were a candidate for cosmetic dentistry? There are many benefits to the various treatments that a skilled cosmetic dentist can provide, and at Port Washington Dental Care in Merrick, NY, we make a point of meeting with our patients to discuss whether some cosmetic dentistry could help them feel and look their best.
As your dentist in Merrick, we will always focus first on the overall health of your teeth and gums, and then help you discover if you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry treatments. For instance, we would never recommend teeth whitening if you have cavities or gum disease. Once those oral health issues are under control, it is then the moment to begin considering the looks of your smile.
Of course, a candidate for cosmetic dentistry may also be someone in the midst of their general dentistry treatments. This is because some cosmetic dentistry options actually help to improve the function of the teeth. Consider the basic list of cosmetic dentistry solutions we offer:
As you might see, these remedies can also help with the function of the mouth and not just enhance its overall good looks. Someone with a misaligned bite may hide their smile because of its gaps or crooked teeth, and though this makes them an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign, they would also improve their bite and oral health through the treatment.
Of course, anyone who already has a healthy smile, but who persistently hides it because they are embarrassed or uncomfortable about the appearance of their teeth and gums is a candidate too. Consider one of the most effective treatments we offer, porcelain veneers. You can enjoy an entirely new smile in just two office visits with this option, and veneers along with whitening could give you an actual smile makeover!
Whether you want to improve the look of your teeth and gums through a smile design or you want to alleviate mild issues such as yellowing teeth due to smoking or age, cosmetic dentistry is a great solution.
If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Merrick, NY office at 516-378-1725. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. You can also learn about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry here.