Why Cosmetic Dentistry Matters

There’s no doubt that the health of your teeth matters, but what if your teeth were healthy but you couldn’t use them to eat? Wouldn’t you feel that your dentist was giving you incomplete treatment? That’s almost the exact treatment you get from some dentists.

One of the essential functions of your teeth is to look good. But many dentists act as if performing preventive and reconstructive dentistry without regard to your appearance is somehow adequate.

To be successful, all dentistry should be cosmetic dentistry, and it should ensure that you have a smile that fills you with confidence.

Common Cosmetic Complaints

Unfortunately, not all of us are happy with the appearance of our smile. Although there are many potential problems, some of the most common ones include:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Unattractive restorations
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Short, small, or worn teeth
  • Missing tooth or teeth

All these complaints and more can be repaired with cosmetic dentistry.

Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth are a common concern. Teeth whitening can be used to eliminate most types of stains. For teeth that don’t respond to whitening, porcelain veneers can be used to make your smile as white as you want it to be.

Unattractive Restorations

If you have old restorations that make your smile look unattractive, such as metal amalgam fillings, we can replace them with new tooth-colored fillings, dental inlays, or dental onlays, as appropriate.

Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth

Most of the time, cosmetic chips can be taken care of with porcelain veneers. However, if your teeth have suffered more significant damage, dental crowns might be necessary to protect the teeth as well as restore their appearance.

Gaps Between Teeth

If you are unhappy about gaps in your smile, you should consider orthodontics to move your teeth so that the gaps are closed. But you should also consider reshaping your teeth with porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding to achieve the more attractive smile you desire.

Short, Small, or Worn Teeth

If you have baby teeth that never fell out or adult teeth that are naturally small, it can be embarrassing. Teeth that are worn, on the other hand, can make you look older than you want people to guess. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can be used to build up small teeth, but if your teeth are badly worn, you should consider that you might have TMJ.

Missing Tooth or Teeth

Probably the most obvious cosmetic problem you might have with your teeth is one or more missing teeth. Fortunately, we have solutions for that. Although traditional dentures are still available, we offer quality New You Dentures, which use revolutionary new principles to ensure proper fit and function.

We also offer dental implants, which are the most lifelike tooth replacement option.

Choose a Neuromuscular Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry

Your choice of dentist matters for your cosmetic dentistry. Not only should your dentist be able to achieve an attractive smile, they have to understand the principles of bite dynamics that govern the proper function and balance in your teeth and jaws. Neuromuscular dentistry is the study of the harmonious interaction between teeth, nerves, muscles, and bones.

A neuromuscular dentist can make sure that your new bite is as comfortable as–if not more comfortable than–your natural bite. This is more than an issue of comfort–an imbalanced bite can damage your restorations so you won’t enjoy their full lifespan.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Marlen Martirossian is highly trained in neuromuscular dentistry and can ensure your bite is balanced after your cosmetic dentistry. He will verify the balance using T-Scan digital bite measurement, which can identify any areas of force imbalance on your teeth, even those that occur just for a moment. That way, your restorations will be comfortable, functional, and long-lasting.

If you are tired of living with an unattractive smile, you don’t have to keep it up. Please call (201) 343-4044 or email River Edge Dental, New Jersey’s center for general & cosmetic dentistry today for an appointment.