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Sep
25

Cosmetic Dentistry Does Not Necessarily Imply Vanity

Most people assume that someone who has cosmetic dentistry is doing so for vanity reasons. She wants to look her best for a photo shoot. He wants to make a great impression with his new company. She just wants a different smile. While many people do choose cosmetic dentistry procedures for esthetic reasons, there are many other people who choose cosmetic dentistry for health reasons.

There are many specific areas of dentistry. While “cosmetic dentistry” is generally used refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, there are dentists who specialize in particular areas. Prosthodontists are dentists that treat patients with missing or deficient teeth. While one outcome of prosthodontics is usually improved esthetics, the specified goal is to obtain the best oral health for patients.

People who suffer from missing or deficient teeth commonly suffer from other health issues. Exposed gaps in a person’s gum line can lead to infections and diseases in the mouth. These infections can damage the tissue and infect the bloodstream, which can lead to major overall health problems.

The specific area of cosmetic dentistry known as Prosthodontics works to close exposed gaps in a person’s mouth in order to prevent infections. Gums are a living tissue, and a simple cut can pose a threat to a person’s health. Therefore, Alexandria cosmetic dentists use dental implants, dentures, crowns, and bridges to replace missing or deficient teeth and close unwanted gaps in the mouth. Prosthodontists can improve the oral function, comfort, appearance, and overall health of a patient.

Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the elite or those wanting to improve their appearance. Specialized areas of cosmetic dentistry are specifically related to improving oral function and overall health. From your weight to your general health – so much starts in your mouth. Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your wellness goals.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park

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