At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. From the questions that some patients ask, though, it seems there are some myths about what cosmetic dentistry can and cannot do. So we’re using this blog post to clear up a few of them.
Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile
Many “cosmetic” dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Procedures such as tooth replacement prevent potential issues like tooth movement, bone loss, and difficulty chewing and speaking.
Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth
Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.
Myth #3: At-Home Teeth Whitening is as Effective as Professional Whitening
Commercially purchased whitening systems cannot compare to professional-strength teeth whitening treatments. They may remove surface stains, but do not provide the best results.
Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth
Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
Myth #5: Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth
Traditional braces are a viable way to correct your smile, but clear braces are a non-invasive, non-metal option that can do it just as effectively! However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, porcelain veneers can reshape your teeth and help you get a beautiful smile.
At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT, we want the best possible smiles for all of our patients, who come to us from cosmetic dentistry. Patients from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House also come to us for family and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!