Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the overall appearance of your mouth, teeth, gums, and overall smile. It makes you feel confident about your appearance and increases self-esteem.
Usually, people think cosmetic dentistry is related to teeth whitening and often pictures it as a “ Hollywood smile”. But cosmetic dentistry is way beyond teeth whitening.
Have you ever thought about the fact that cosmetic dentistry also influences your overall health and well-being? Well, guess what!! Yes, it does.
Cosmetic dentistry offers certain treatments like teeth whitening, veneers(porcelain or composite), dental crowns, inlays and Onlays, orthodontic treatments(like aligners and removable braces), dental implants, and BOTOX.
Your mouth is a window of your general health. Mostly all the diseases that you have will be reflected in your mouth in the form of one symptom or the other. In short, your systemic health and oral health are directly related to each other. A problem in one can cause a glitch in the other. Here are some of the examples:
- Periodontal disease: a sign of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or asthma. Also can be seen in cases of mouth breathers. Increased risk of cardiovascular disorder.
- Tooth loss: bone-related diseases like osteoporosis
- Ulcers: can be due to iron deficiency or vitamin b12 deficiency
- Growths: can be a sign of oral cancer
- Lesions: immunocompromised states like HIV, malignancies, and diabetes
Benefits of cosmetic dentistry:
1. Smile And Health:
Whenever you smile your brain releases certain chemicals which are stress relieving and ‘feel-good chemicals like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. These chemicals lower your heart rate and blood pressure. And the most important of them all, they are great pain relievers. That means the more you smile the healthier you become.
2. Dental implants:
A small titanium screw or post replaces your missing teeth and acts as a strong root for the overlying prosthesis. It simulates a sturdy tooth that will helps you eat, speak, and smile.
3. Invisible Orthodontics:
Malaligned teeth are difficult to clean. Such teeth leave your gums swollen and tooth decayed due to a lack of cleaning efficiency. Hence tooth alignment is necessary. Minor correction can be done using aligners(Invisalign), removable braces without worrying about your appearance during the treatment.
4. Teeth whitening:
The process of bleaching is done to make your teeth whiter and more appealing. Both in-office and at-home techniques are available nowadays.
5. Dental Veneers:
Damaged. Crooked and stained teeth can be managed by dental veneers. These are white shells of porcelain and ceramics that cover the affected part of the teeth and gives it its natural form and shape. Also, gaps between the teeth can be closed using dental veneers.
It is a drug that weakens or temporarily paralyzes your muscles leading to the reduction of skin wrinkles and fine lines and rejuvenates and rejuvenates your face and body. Not only does it have cosmetic purposes but also medical uses like to treat TMJ/TMD ie, painful dysfunctions of the jaw. Botox reduces the stress of the facial musculature and decreases pain while jaw movements.
Many studies have stated that younger people nowadays are more worried about their appearance and are reluctant to smile because of mouth conditions. They have low self-esteem and self-confidence as they are embarrassed about their smile.
A cosmetic dentist can bring back your beautiful smile, self-esteem, and confidence.
If you have any issues regarding dental problems, visit Pathak dental clinic.