According to a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, an incredible 99.7% of people in the United States believe that a smile is a very important social tool. This is really a no brainer, right? Another 74% believe an unattractive smile hurts your professional standing, and research shows they are correct in their assumption. To alleviate your concerns about the flaws in your smile, West Des Moines dentist , Dr. Jessica Johnson, will answer a few questions about cosmetic dentistry basics.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Q1: What is cosmetic dentistry?
A1: Cosmetic dentistry involves any procedure designed to address common aesthetic issues, including teeth stains, misalignment, gaps between teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth.
Q2: Can cosmetic dentistry improve the health of my smile?
A2: Yes. While mainly intended to improve the visual aspects of your smile, many cosmetic procedures offer restorative improvement and can even boost the health of your smile. For example, correcting misalignment removes hiding places of harmful bacteria, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Other treatments, such as Botox, can ease muscle tension and reduce the symptoms of bruxism and TMJ disorder, all the while offering you a more youthful appearance.
Q3: What are examples of cosmetic dentistry?
A3: At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we offer an array of innovative cosmetic treatments, including in-office and at-home teeth whitening. We also provide porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental bonding and contouring.
Q4: How do I get started?
A4: First, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi. He will carefully exam your teeth and gums to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues, followed by recommending the most appropriate treatment options. Also pay attention to the fact that regular preventive dental care, will allow your results to last. Brush your teeth twice and floss at least once each day. Avoid dark colored food and beverages to keep your smile as bright as possible.
Visit your Des Moines Dentist
If you are experiencing the symptoms of TMJ disorder, we recommend that you come in for a dental exam with Dr. Jessica Johnson, so that she can discuss possible treatment options with you. To schedule your visit at Valley Ridge Family Dental, contact our West Des Moines dentist office at (515) 223-9764. We serve West Des Moines, Waukeen, Clive, Urbandale, and the surrounding Des Moines metro communities.