Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Oral Health

Cosmetic dental treatments are true to their name – they are usually procedures that are intended to improve your smile’s appearance. However, cosmetic dentistry is a broad term and can encompass treatments that make your smile look nicer, while they also make it easier for your whole mouth to be healthy and happy. Here are just a few of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your oral health:

  1. Improve Bite – Teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn, or otherwise damaged by decay can diminish your smile’s appearance, but they also make exerting full bite force a challenge. With the placement of a dental crown, your tooth is restored to its former healthy appearance, and allows you to bite and chew just as you normally would.
  2. Make it Easier to Clean Your Teeth – If you have a smile with crowded teeth, you know how hard it is to try to floss in tight spots. While your floss might find it difficult to get in-between teeth, debris and harmful bacteria don’t have it so tough. Straightening your teeth for improved aesthetics gives you a visually appealing smile and also makes keeping up excellent oral health a much easier task. If cleaning important areas between teeth is less of a challenge, both your teeth and your gums can be free of damage caused by plaque and bacteria.
  3. Maintain Bone Health  - One or more missing teeth can make a big impact on your smile in plenty of ways, but you may not be thinking of how an entire missing tooth (root and crown) can have an effect on healthy bone density in your jaw. Your natural tooth root is situated in bone in your jaw, and helps stimulate healthy bone volume. When you lose a tooth, that stimulation is lost and bone can begin to shrink. This bone depletion can make your face look prematurely aged, impacting your overall facial aesthetic. However, with the placement of a dental implant, your smile and oral health are restored. A dental implant replaces a whole missing teeth – including the root – so healthy bone density can be stimulated and your bone health can be maintained.

Dr. Do of Manoa Dental is the only Accredited woman cosmetic dentist in all of Hawaii and one of handful in the world to be Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. With her expertise, she is able to help many patients fix cosmetic oral health issues, or even complete full mouth restorations, with the help of cosmetic dental care. Schedule your appointment at Dr. Do’s office to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Honolulu, HI.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that getting this kind of work could maintain your bone health. I thought it was purely just for looks. My wife has been telling me she wants to get some cosmetic dentistry. I've told her that I think she's beautiful just the way she is.