Cosmetic dentistry has been around for a very long time, starting with very basic gold replacements. As we developed, so did the level of cosmetic treatment for dental issues. There are quite a few myths about this sector of dentistry, some of which we will debunk in this short article.
1. Cosmetic Dentistry Is Harmful To The Teeth -
We have no idea where this story originated but it is out there and the truth is that all forms of cosmetic dentistry are safe and do not in any way harm your teeth or gums. This old wives' tale might have come about due to a reluctance to accept new technologies; we hope that you pay no heed to such a claim. No registered dentist would ever carry out treatment that harms the patient in any way; to do so would result in them losing their licence to practice.
2. Cosmetic Dental Treatment Is Expensive -
This might have been true a century ago, when new techniques were being pioneered, yet any cosmetic treatment that you have at a North Shore dental clinic, for example, would be affordable. Treatments include dental implants, Invisalign aligners, laser teeth whitening, and porcelain veneer treatment, which is very popular, as it can straighten an uneven smile.
3. People Can Tell When You’ve Had Cosmetic Dental Treatment -
If this were true, there would be no cosmetic dentists practicing at all! It is vital that any treatment looks natural and whether you’ve had teeth whitening or teeth alignment, no one would ever know you had the treatment, unless, of course, you happened to mention it in the course of conversation. A skilled dentist can work wonders with porcelain veneers if you have teeth that are slightly uneven. Checking out some before and after images of veneer treatment will have you amazed.
4. Cosmetic Dental Treatment Doesn’t Last -
This would very much depend on the dentist concerned, and by choosing an established clinic with a great name in the local community, you can rest assured that your treatment will stand the test of time. Of course, most treatments require a level of care. As long as you look after your veneers, they will last 15-20 years.
5. The Treatments Are Outdated -
We have never actually heard of this obvious myth but we are assured some folks think cosmetic dentistry is stuck in the past. Nothing could be further from the truth; state-of-the-art titanium dental implants offer permanent solutions to missing teeth and with 3D imaging, all cosmetic treatments are precise. Laser technology is now used with some teeth whitening treatments, with very effective results. With clear plastic aligners that can be removed for eating, there are many hi-tech treatments available today.
If you would like to learn more about the wide range of cosmetic dental treatments of today, start with a Google search to locate a nearby dental practice that specialises in cosmetic treatments. Some people still think that it is only the younger generation who would want to improve their smile. However, people of all ages can actually take advantage of the latest cosmetic dental treatments.