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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix Oral Health Issues? What You Should Know

October 29, 2020
Posted By: Ryan Rupert

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry to restore your smile, you may be wondering if cosmetic treatments can fix oral health issues like damaged or missing teeth. 


In this blog from Robinson Township Smiles, we’ll discuss everything that you should know about this subject. Can cosmetic dentistry really fix oral health issues? 


Cosmetic Dentistry Can’t Fix Serious Oral Health Issues


The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is not to resolve oral health problems, but to improve the appearance of your smile. Because of this, it’s not a good option if you have major oral health problems.


For example, cosmetic treatments like veneers should not be used if you have cavities or an infected tooth, or if you are suffering from gum disease. Cosmetic dentistry also can’t be used to replace missing teeth.


You also can’t treat orthodontic issues with cosmetic dentistry. If you have crooked teeth or a major bite issue like an underbite or an overbite, this will need to be treated with orthodontics like Invisalign before you can get cosmetic treatment.


As a rule, this means that cosmetic dentistry shouldn’t be used until you have had treatments to restore damaged or missing teeth, as well as orthodontic treatment, if necessary. Once these treatments are complete, you can consider your options for cosmetic dentistry at Robinson Township Smiles.


Treatment With Cosmetic Dentistry Can Contribute To A Healthier Mouth


While cosmetic dentistry can’t fix oral health issues, that doesn’t mean that it can’t contribute to a healthier overall mouth. If you get cosmetic dentistry, you can enjoy a few different oral health benefits.


For example, having veneers placed over your natural teeth can actually make them a bit stronger. In addition to this, veneers and other treatments like dental bonding can make brushing and flossing easier by evening out the gaps between your teeth. This makes it easier to keep your mouth clean and maintain your oral health.


Another benefit is that you will be more likely to maintain good oral hygiene habits. When you invest in your smile with cosmetic dentistry, you will feel proud of your appearance, and you will want to do more to keep your teeth looking bright and beautiful. 


Get A Smile Makeover From Robinson Township Smiles


If you have major oral health issues like damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, and you’re wondering how you can restore your smile and your bite in Robinson Township, our team is here to help with a comprehensive smile makeover.


At Robinson Township Smiles, Dr. Ryan Rupert can use restorative dentistry treatments like dental implants, bridges, and crowns to repair damaged and decayed teeth, and improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments like veneers and teeth whitening.

Don't wait. If you have both cosmetic dentistry issues and oral health problems, our team is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (412) 859-3833 to schedule your consultation, and see how you can get the help you need from Dr. Ryan Rupert and the team at Robinson Township Smiles.

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