Dentistry And Quality Of Life
The benefits of dental procedures – more than just a nicer looking smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is largely considered to be mainly beneficial to anyone looking to improve the way that their teeth look.
Aside from the obvious benefits though, an improvement in the appearance of your teeth can also have additional benefits including an increase in self confidence and possibly an improved social life too.
These are definitely benefits worth having, but they are not the only ones. Whilst cosmetic dentistry is aimed primarily at improving appearance, some procedures can also have the benefit of providing additional functionality and can even help to avoid common dental problems such as tooth decay, by allowing for easier cleaning.
Whilst a tooth whitening procedure offers purely cosmetic benefits, some others, such as teeth straightening procedures, offer much more than this. It is true that, once your course of treatment using invisible braces has been completed at our Epsom dental practice, your teeth will look much nicer for being straight and even. However, there are some other unexpected bonuses too.
Teeth that are crooked, and especially those that overlap, can be notoriously difficult to keep clean. The tight spaces between these teeth, or even non existent spaces, means that it is incredibly difficult to clean these areas of the mouth. Neither toothbrush bristles or dental floss can easily enter these spaces, allowing for bacteria to build up, with the subsequent decay or gum disease that might follow.
Once your teeth have been straightened, these tight spaces no longer exist and you will find it much easier to clean your teeth. Regular home care, plus of course hygienist visits at the Clock Tower Dental Clinic, means that you should find it easier to keep your teeth trouble free in future.
Where teeth are missing, it can mean that patients put additional stress on the remaining teeth. Over time, this can prematurely wear down these teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dentures is an improvement, and modern ones certainly look more natural these days. Many people though, still find eating with dentures to be difficult, and then there is the fiddly cleaning process too.
Our Epsom patients that have had dental implants placed however, have told us that, after the initial period, they find that they simply forget that they have them and that eating is a real pleasure again as they don’t have to worry about the capacity of their new artificial teeth to cope with certain foods. Cleaning too is straightforward, with the same care needed as for your natural teeth.
These are just a few of the many benefits of the modern treatments that are available at the Clock Tower Dental Clinic. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to have a great looking smile, plus these other functional benefits too, please call our Epsom dentists on 01372 720136.