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Cosmetic Dentistry: It's Not Just for Beautiful Smiles

November 29, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Ellen Babor
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When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they think of gleaming "Hollywood" smiles. And while it's true that is a significant benefit of cosmetic dental treatments, it's not the only advantage you enjoy when you "fix" your teeth. 

Cosmetic dental services often go hand-in-hand with restorative dental treatments. For example, when you repair a chipped or broken tooth with an aesthetic porcelain crown that complements your smile, you are also restoring function so you can eat and chew with ease.

Here's some more information about how cosmetic dentistry in Urbandale, IA also improves your oral health.

Invisible Braces

Invisible braces with Invisalign provides straight teeth and a beautiful smile you can feel confident about. Straight teeth make it much easier for you to brush and floss your teeth without food getting trapped between teeth that overlap. When you can keep your teeth clean, your risk of developing problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities significantly decreases.

Straighter teeth also correctly align your bite. This means fewer problems for your jaw joint and can eliminate problems like headaches or teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism).

Porcelain Crowns and Veneers in Urbandale

Your Urbandale dentist uses dental crowns and veneers to repair a wide range of tooth problems like:

  • Decayed or broken teeth
  • Replacing old dental restorations that are broken down
  • Eliminating tooth size or shape discrepancies
  • Filling in gaps or spaces between teeth

Alleviating all of these concerns gives you not only a more beautiful smile but also more functional teeth.

Dental Implants

Another example of restoring both dental health and aesthetics are tooth implants. This tooth replacement option is the closest you can get to having your natural tooth back because it replaces both your tooth and root. This also protects your jawbone, which deteriorates after root loss.

Are You Ready to Learn More?

If you'd like to learn more about the aesthetic and restorative possibilities for your smile, we encourage you to contact Northpark Dental today at (515) 707-8050 to schedule an evaluation with one of our dentists.

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