Many patients are meticulous about their oral health, but never consider aesthetic dentistry treatments for themselves. Why is this? There are a lot of myths out there about cosmetic dentistry, many of which we encounter when discussing oral health with our patients. If you have unsightly flaws in your smile, you don’t have to accept them as a fact of life. Cosmetic treatments are safe, reliable, and affordable. If you have flaws in the aesthetic harmony of your smile, you don’t have to just “grin and bear it.” Ask Dr. Carson Ferris-Zeolla or Dr. Victoria Uryniak about cosmetic dentistry to transform your smile. Call us at 908-200-7007 for a cosmetic dentist, Lebanon NJ.
Myth: Aesthetic Dentistry Only Provides Cookie-Cutter Smiles
If you love the natural charm of your unique smile, we would never want to take that away from you. The great thing about a smile makeover is that you decide which changes you want to pursue, and how dramatically you want to change your smile’s appearance. We show you the possibilities, and you decide which treatments you would like. Our treatments won’t take away your gaps if you love them. We won’t file down your “fangy” canines if you like how they look!
Myth: Cosmetic Treatments Put Appearance Over Health
If you’ve ever heard that whitening treatments damage tooth enamel, you may be familiar with this fallacy. While non-stop home whitening treatments can most certainly damage your teeth, the whitening treatments you receive from a dentist are 100 percent safe. All cosmetic dentistry treatments put the health of your teeth above all else. As oral health providers, we would never recommend or provide a treatment if we believed it could harm your teeth in any way.
Myth: Cosmetic Dentistry is Only for the Wealthy
While it’s true that the most comprehensive treatments can cost as much as $1000 per tooth, there are many affordable treatments available to patients nowadays. Not only are cosmetic treatments more affordable than in the past, but there are also more ways to pay for them. Most patients with regular employment can easily qualify for CareCredit accounts, which let you decide how much you monthly payments will be. When services are paid off in a year or less, interest rates are as low as zero percent.
Myth: Teeth Whitening Treatments Weaken Your Teeth
All whitening treatments use the same ingredient, hydrogen peroxide. This product is safe when used as directed or under the supervision of a dentist. You most certainly can damage your enamel by using store-bought whiteners for a very long period of time, because your teeth need a period of time to remineralize by natural processes. You actually run a greater risk of harming your teeth by using less-effective whiteners, since you may be tempted to use them continuously, without giving your teeth a break. This is one reason why many patients choose one-day whitening treatments from their dentist. You achieve dramatic whitening results without running the risk of harming your tooth enamel.
Myth: My Smile Problems Are Unfixable
Most patients don’t ask their dentist for help because they are simply unaware of the possibilities that cosmetic treatments have to offer. Yes! We can fix your too-small incisors. Yes, we can change the line of your arch. Yes, we can fix that one tooth that sticks out too far! There are many tools in our toolbox and treatments can be as conservative or comprehensive as you wish.
If you need a general or cosmetic dentist, Lebanon NJ, visit Quality Dentistry at Walnut Pond. Our friendly dentists and staff will help you achieve your best smile. Call 908-200-7007 or visit us online for an appointment.