Cosmetic dental treatments can help your smile and the overall health of your teeth. So what’s keeping you from considering cosmetic dental treatments? Here are 5 myths that may be to blame.

1. It’s only for aesthetics
The term ‘cosmetic’ can be misleading. While the purpose of some procedures is to improve aesthetics, such as tooth whitening, many cosmetic procedures also restore functionality to the mouth. An addition of a dental bridge used to replace one or more missing teeth can offer improved speech, for example.

2. It’s harmful to teeth
In nearly all cases cosmetic dental treatments are beneficial to the mouth. By restoring functionality to the mouth, other teeth are supported and improper biting and pressure applied to other teeth is significantly reduced.

3. It won’t look natural
Before cosmetic dental treatments were commonplace, this may have been the case. But the materials and techniques used today, like CEREC Crowns, Invisalign, and Waterlase Dental Laser, have improved significantly in recent years. Designing that natural smile has become an art form and a passion for Dr. Rhea and Dr. Doherty.

4. It’s too time intensive
With frantic schedules, who has time for multiple visits to the dentist for cosmetic dental treatments? No one. Thankfully, many of our treatments can be completed in only one or two visits.

5. It’s too expensive
Some treatments can be expensive, but technological advancements in cosmetic dental treatments provide more affordable options.There are many plans that can be explored to fit within your budget. Don’t hesitate to ask us about payment options. We’re happy to answer any questions you have!

So, if you’re looking to:

  • change the size, shape or alignment of your teeth
  • close spaces between your teeth
  • improve or correct your bite
  • lighten or brighten the color of your teeth
  • repair decayed, broken, cracked or chipped teeth
  • replace missing teeth
  • or replace old, unattractive dental treatments

Dr. Rhea and Dr. Doherty can help you! Click here or call 314-961-3221 to schedule your next appointment or ask if cosmetic dental treatments are right for you.

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