The term cosmetic dentistry confuses many people because it is not clear what treatments it includes. Al Berger, DDS near Bayport, NY offers a full array of cosmetic options, and encourages all patients to discuss whether they can benefit from cosmetic dentistry.
Because our modern world associates cosmetic treatments of any kind with esthetics alone, it is far too easy to overlook the fact that you might benefit from cosmetic dentistry. To begin to shed some light on the issue, let’s consider the treatments that may be used by a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Berger:
Clearly, that list represents treatments that can quickly alter and improve the appearance of the teeth, but let’s consider how many of them can improve your overall oral health too.
As your dentist near Bayport, Dr. Berger will review the treatments he feels are most suited to your cosmetic goals, however, his first focus is your health and wellness. After all, straight teeth are usually easier to clean, properly aligned, and healthier.
Let’s just consider the issue of alignment as a benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Your upper and lower teeth meet, and this is called your bite. There can be a huge range of problems with the bite, and having “crooked teeth” is the least of these problems. A misaligned bite can cause jaw problems, uneven wear of the teeth, and even lead to broken teeth. Using cosmetic treatments such as veneers, Invisalign, and crowns, Dr. Berger can give you a healthier bite in addition to a good looking smile.
It has to be mentioned that one major part of cosmetic dentistry is the health of the mouth. While many treatments will focus on “looks”, Dr. Berger always builds on a foundation of healthy teeth and gums. Thus, an unspoken benefit is top oral health before any treatments begin.
There is much to be gained from cosmetic dental work beyond simple esthetic improvements. If you have additional questions about whether you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our office near Bayport, NY at 631-589-2600. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more, read how to care for your cosmetic dentistry treatment, reasons to consider cosmetic dentistry, and who is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.