How Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Your Smile

Cosmetic dental care is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the smile’s aesthetics. However, cosmetic treatments can do more than straighten or brighten teeth. Many patients may benefit from improved confidence and a simpler hygiene routine following their cosmetic dental treatment. Our cosmetic dentistry services in Long Grove, IL, can help patients feel more satisfied with their smiles.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry in Long Grove, IL

Dental veneers, tooth bonding, and Invisalign treatment 

These cosmetic dental treatments change the appearance of the smile and can also benefit patients with:

A Simpler Oral Hygiene Routine

Patients with crooked teeth may find it difficult to remove bacterial buildup and leftover food from between their teeth and in the back of the mouth. Additionally, if patients have damaged or sensitive teeth, applying any pressure to their teeth without pain can be difficult. Cosmetic treatments that straighten teeth or cover tooth damage make brushing and flossing simpler and more comfortable.

A Better Focus on Oral Health

A common side effect of cosmetic dental treatment, particularly teeth whitening treatment, is that patients want to maintain their results with a good oral hygiene routine. Many patients feel motivated to focus more on brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits to ensure their smiles stay bright. Patients who straighten their teeth will also continue wearing retainers to keep them aligned. 

Improved Confidence

After completing cosmetic dentistry treatment, many patients with multiple cosmetic problems like misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth benefit from a natural, effortless smile. Patients who may have covered their teeth before can feel comfortable showing their smiles in social situations after completing treatment. This can make a big difference in patient’s confidence.

Tooth Function and Comfort

Patients with crooked teeth or imbalanced bites may have previously found it difficult to eat or clean their teeth comfortably. This is because crooked, overcrowded, or misaligned teeth can place more pressure on some teeth more than others. This imbalance can create tooth pain and uneven wear. 

A misaligned bite may also be a risk factor for TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorders, which create pain in the teeth, face, and jaw. For many patients, straightening teeth can make it much easier to clean teeth and can prevent painful problems like teeth clenching and grinding, headaches, and possible tooth damage from TMD. Straight teeth also restore balance to the bite, so it is more comfortable to eat without pain in the teeth and jaw. 

Do you want to make over your smile? Contact AH Smiles for cosmetic dental treatment today at (847) 230-9703. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with us online. Please let Dr. Brent Engelberg know if you have any questions about your cosmetic dental options. He can help you straighten, brighten, and repair your smile.