How cosmetic dentistry is creating healthier smiles in Richmond, VA
Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your smile and gives a well-deserved boost to self-confidence. Did you know that it can also improve oral health? Dr. Olivia Hart at Richmond Family Dentistry often sees this unexpected benefit with her patients in the Richmond, VA area.
In its strictest definition, cosmetic dentistry is any treatment intended solely to enhance the appearance of a tooth or the entire smile. This typically includes teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or crowns (placed for aesthetic reasons only).
However, many restorative treatments dramatically improve the look of your smile while reinstating chewing function, fostering bone density, and contributing to a healthy mouth and body. For example:
- Tooth-colored fillings and bonding treatment.
- CEREC ceramic crowns for restorative purposes.
- Dental bridges to replace missing teeth.
- Dental implants, the standard in single tooth replacement, or to anchor a bridge or denture.
A powerfully motivating force
An investment in cosmetic dentistry, whether professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers on “smile teeth,” straightening with clear braces, or a full smile makeover, is an investment in YOU. Most patients love their results and want to maintain them. They tend to brush and floss more diligently and don’t miss check-ups. They may even make healthy lifestyle changes to keep their new smiles sparkling – reduce between meal snacking, substitute water for staining coffee or tea, or stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco.
They do it to keep their smiles bright, but the effect is far-reaching. These patients are less likely to get cavities or gum disease, and gum health is vitally important to whole body wellness.
Would you like to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, and may improve oral health and overall wellness? Call Richmond Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart. The number in Richmond, VA is (804) 381-6238.
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