How is cosmetic dentistry used for preventive dentistry?
Some people think of cosmetic dentistry as something that is unnecessary compared to other dental services. However, when you visit your dentist and need cosmetic dental services, you may be interested to know that many of these cosmetic treatment options actually act as preventive dentistry. Here are some of the treatment options that many patients derive a benefit from.
Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of crooked teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. Many of the ortho treatments focus on straightening crooked or mis-aligned teeth, orthodontics are considered to be cosmetic. However, by straightening your teeth and jaw appropriately, these ortho treatments may help prevent the need to have invasive surgery to correct alignment, prevent the need to extract teeth or other spacing issues.
In general, fillings are a type of material that is used to fill the space created by a cavity. Fillings are used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). Lucky for you there are different types of fillings that consists of composite materials that mimic the natural color of teeth. Fillings are considered cosmetic because it improves the look of a cavity and restores the appearance of the mouth. It is considered preventive dentistry because it keeps tooth damaged by the bacteria that created the cavities from spreading, which may eventually lead to your teeth falling out and call for more involved treatment options.
Dental crowns are usually tooth-colored caps placed on top of teeth that are damaged to protect them following treatments such as a root canal. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin and ceramics. Dental crowns are also preventive dentistry in that they cover and protect a tooth that could be susceptible to damage and sensitive to hot and cold foods and typically don’t require special care over time other than regular oral hygiene treatments.
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Do you need to cosmetic dentistry that is preventative dentistry? There are multiple treatment options, including dental crowns, fillings and orthodontics. Call Dr. Nason to determine if you are a good candidate for any of the cosmetic dental procedures. If you are missing a tooth and want to look betters , choose the best preventive dentist near you in Keller Texas today so that she can give you the smile you have always wanted. Call 817-503-0305 or schedule your appointment at Leslie Nason, DDS today.