Are You Afraid to Smile? Our Cosmetic Dentist Can Help
Whether it is a traditional shot or a ‘selfie’, the ease with which we can capture and share pictures means that we are taking more photographs than ever before.
However, many people still avoid being the subject of photos and one of the main reasons for this is that they feel that their teeth look unattractive. While it is possible to compensate for this discomfort by smiling with your mouth closed, if your image is going to be immortalized forever, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to smile without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious? Well, cosmetic dentistry means that now you can.
Cosmetic dentistry is the name given to a group of different treatments that can transform the appearance of your smile. However, before you worry about addressing the physical aspects of your smile that you dislike the most, you should ensure that your teeth and mouth are healthy. Healthy teeth will help to safeguard the longevity of your cosmetic improvements.
The Importance of a Healthy Smile
Many people underestimate the importance of healthy teeth and gums. However, maintaining a great smile is essential, not just for the appearance of your teeth, but for your overall wellbeing. Poor dental health has been attributed to a variety of different medical conditions including dementia, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Our team is committed to ensuring that your smile is as healthy as possible, which will minimize the likelihood of you developing the conditions associated with poor dental hygiene. Great dental care will also help you to retain your natural teeth, reducing the need for restorative dental treatments.
During your dental check-up, we will perform a thorough assessment of the health of your teeth, checking for any infection or disease. The sooner that any potential problems are identified, the quicker we can begin effective treatment that will prevent symptoms from worsening. Although our mission is to support you in retaining your natural teeth, if the damage or decay is extensive, we may recommend that you consider extracting the affected teeth and replacing them with a suitable prosthetic.
Restorative Dental Treatments
If you have decay or damage that needs attention, we will speak to you about what restorative dentistry is needed to improve the health of your smile. Some of the restorative dental treatments that we can offer include:
- Tooth-colored cavity fillings
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
Each of our restorations are designed to be both functional and discreet, giving you a smile that looks healthy, natural and beautiful.
The Advantages of an Attractive Smile
Having an attractive smile has its own advantages. Many studies have shown that the increased confidence experienced by people who have had cosmetic dentistry to achieve a more aesthetically-pleasing smile has a profound impact on their personal and professional relationships. This could mean that your new smile could lead to improvements in your love life or your career. Increased self-esteem can also dramatically enhance your ability to enjoy social situations, grab opportunities and live your life to the fullest.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
We offer a wide range of different cosmetic dentistry treatments, many which are used in combination with one another in order to provide patients with a total smile transformation.
Some of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that we are able to offer include:
- Orthodontic services including Invisalign®
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth Next Day (a revolutionary treatment that uses the renowned Prettau® Implant Bridge to give patients a full smile in 24hrs)
Overcoming Dental Phobia
We understand that dental phobia is a real problem that faces some of our patients. However, we also understand the importance of making sure that you receive the first-class dental care that you both need and deserve.
Patients who do attend their regularly scheduled appointments tend to have significantly worse dental problems than those who do. This could mean that patients with dental phobia suffer with pain and other debilitating symptoms for weeks or months, and may require much more invasive treatment when the symptoms get too difficult to bear.
For this reason, we are delighted to be able to offer sedation dentistry to our patients that suffer from anxiety or dental phobia.
Sedation dentistry involves the use of medications to help induce a state of calm and relaxation to the patient. There are different depths of sedation available, and which is right for you will depend primarily on the extent of your fear and the amount of dental work that needs to be carried out.
Sedation dentistry has been proven to be able to relax even the most stressed and anxious patient. It can also be used to assist those patients who may have a physical or cognitive ability that makes dental appointments difficult.
Don’t be afraid to smile for a moment longer. At PGA Dentistry, our experienced dentist would be delighted to work with you to overcome your concerns. Call our Palm Beach Gardens office today at 561-627-8666.