tips to prolong cosmetic dentistry

Tips to Prolong your Cosmetic Dentistry

tips to prolong cosmetic dentistryBloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA

Bloomsburg’s cosmetic dentist at Hamilton Dental Care employs state-of-the-art materials and cutting-edge techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth and mouth. Many people are dissatisfied with how their smile looks but shy away from cosmetic dentistry. They are hesitant because of the cost of many cosmetic procedures, or because they are concerned that whatever cosmetic treatments they pursue will not last.

While it is true that nearly every procedure in cosmetic dentistry has a lifespan, there are steps every patient can take to prolong the effectiveness of their cosmetic dental work.

Finding the right dentist: Not all cosmetic dentists are created equal. For one, cosmetic dentistry is a specialization of dental science. An expert cosmetic dentist pursues post-graduate training after dental school, while also participating in continuing education to remain up to date on the latest tools and techniques. When deciding whether or not a certain cosmetic dentist is right for you, be sure to ask for before-and-after examples of their work. This will give you an idea of what to expect for your results. A skilled cosmetic dentist should be happy to show off their success stories.

Choosing the right procedure: Certain cosmetic procedures last longer than others. For example, dental bonding and veneers can be used to correct many of the same cosmetic issues. However, a veneer crafted of top-quality dental porcelain will have a much longer lifespan—a decade or more—as compared to other cosmetic procedures that use materials of a shorter lifespan. A more durable cosmetic procedure such as a veneer or dental implant will have a higher up-front cost but will save you money in the long run.

Materials matter: Sometimes the quality and longevity of a cosmetic dental procedure depend on the materials used. Thanks to advances in dental science, modern cosmetic dentistry uses materials that stand up to the force of your bite. Modern materials make your treated teeth more resistant to stains or damage from eating, drinking, and the general wear and tear sustained by your teeth. Before beginning any procedure, your cosmetic dentist should go through all the options and materials best suited for your case.

Kick the habit: Certain behaviors can damage your teeth and your cosmetic dental work. Refrain from chewing on non-food objects such as pens, pencils, or your fingernails. Stop using your teeth as tools. If you use tobacco in any form, stop as soon as possible.

Oral hygiene: Prevention is always the best defense when it comes to your oral health. Cavities and gum disease can shorten the lifespan of your cosmetic work or dental restorations. Do your part by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular care as recommended by your Bloomsburg dentist—this may mean two or more check-ups per year.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Bloomsburg

Get the beautiful smile you deserve. To learn more about the cosmetic services offered at Hamilton Dental Care, give us a call at (570) 387-0533 to schedule a consultation.

Hamilton Dental Care is proud to serve patients in the areas of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA.

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