Many people don’t think about the psychological toll that badly damaged or visibly unhealthy teeth can have on their self-esteem. But both functionally and cosmetically, the side effects of decayed, damaged or simply dirty teeth can be far-reaching, making it difficult to perform many daily tasks, much less to take the risks so often called for in adulthood, from asking a potential date out to dinner, to speaking with one’s boss about a possible promotion. Fortunately, both preventive and restorative dental services make it possible to improve both the function, feel and the look of one’s smile, so he or she can smile confidently at last, and then experience the many ways increased confidence can positively impact one’s life!
Address Concerns, Cosmetic and Functional, with Restorative Dentistry
Many adults actually worry more about the look of their smiles, than the health or even the comfort of their teeth and gums. Fortunately, dentists provide a number of ways that patients can both improve their smile’s health and its appearance.
Even a simple preventive checkup and cleaning can positively impact one’s smile, by removing any plaque buildup that has calcified onto the teeth, often resulting in an unsightly yellow film, but also helping dentists catch any issues as they have just begun to develop, helping to prevent the need for more extensive dental treatment later.
Many modern dental restorations can provide functional and cosmetic improvements, such as tooth-colored dental fillings made of composite resin, in order to blend seamlessly with the teeth, or porcelain crowns that are also designed to look natural while helping to protect teeth made fragile from damage, like chips or cracks, or decay.