Why Visit a Cosmetic Dentist?

Raise your hand if you are perfectly satisfied with your smile. 

Few of us are. 

Whether it's a bit of yellowing or staining, a small crack, or a minor misalignment, most of us can point to some cosmetic issues that we would like to fix. 

That's where cosmetic dentistry in Tacoma can help. 

If you still aren't sure if you need to see a cosmetic dentist, here are a few compelling reasons why you should schedule your appointment as soon as possible: 

Brighten Your Smile 

It's normal for your teeth to turn yellow and get a few stains over time, even if you have good oral hygiene. Your diet and lifestyle choices naturally affect the color of your teeth. While regular professional cleanings can help remove some surface stains, only professional whitening treatment can give you a truly brighter and whiter smile. 

Why visit a cosmetic dentist instead of using over-the-counter whitening kits? That's easy! Firstly, the products a cosmetic dentist uses are far more potent than store-bought kits and will provide better and longer-lasting results. And, because they are professionals, you can rest assured that you won't get any unwanted side effects like irritated gums. 

Improve The Appearance of Your Smile

Whether we're talking about misaligned teeth, gapped teeth, or broken teeth, cosmetic dentistry offers various treatments that can help you address these issues and improve the appearance of your smile. 

Replace Missing Teeth

Sometimes, a cosmetic dentist's job goes beyond just the aesthetic results. Tooth loss, for example, will affect not just the appearance of your smile, but your ability to chew and speak too. Over time, a missing tooth will also alter your facial structure and lead to problems like bone loss and sagging. 

Dental implants or bridges offer a long-lasting solution that can give you a full, functional smile back. 

Improve Oral Health

Some might argue that a small cosmetic dental imperfection adds more character. While that can be true for things like diastema (a gap between the front teeth,) other issues could affect your oral health too in the long run. 

Take a minor misalignment as an example. Uneven teeth are harder to clean, which increases the risk of cavities. Correcting this small problem can prevent future complications. 

1. Boost Your Confidence

Perhaps the most significant benefit of cosmetic dentistry is the boost in self-confidence you will get. An improved smile can dramatically affect how you feel about yourself, influencing your social and professional life positively.

2. A Long-Term Investment 

Many cosmetic treatments offer long-lasting or even permanent results, making them an investment in your oral health. And, as you've seen, they can also help prevent potential problems down the road, making them cost-effective solutions. 

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Tacoma? 

Dr. Steve Hong from Rainier Smiles Dentistry is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 

Get in touch with our office today, book your appointment with Dr. Hong, and meet him for a consultation and honest conversation about your smile expectations. 

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