A cosmetic smile assessment from Libertyville Dental Associates is the best way to determine what types of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures you’ll need to bring your smile back to health and beauty.
From porcelain veneers or dental bonding to dental implants or dental bridges, a cosmetic smile assessment is the only way to determine what restorative or cosmetic treatments would be best for you and your particular situation.
A Cosmetic Smile Assessment for a Healthy Smile
Missing, crooked, chipped, and cracked teeth are just as detrimental to your health as they are to your self-esteem. If you are missing a front tooth, you are bound to suffer from low self-esteem. A beautiful full and healthy smile boosts confidence and improves overall health.
Why a Healthy Smile Matters to your Health
Research indicates a direct link between oral and overall health. Most believe it’s because of inflammation and plaque buildup. Congestive heart failure, stroke, and heart attacks are just three of the health issues linked to gum disease.
Because gum disease contains plaque and bacteria it easily reaches your bloodstream thanks to the pockets left from gum disease. Periodontitis causes deep pockets allowing food debris direct access to the rest of your body. Poor oral hygiene is the number one cause of gum disease.
Crooked Teeth Make the Rest Unhealthy
If you have crooked, chipped or misaligned teeth the rest of your teeth will suffer for it. Missing teeth are even worse as your remaining teeth will move into the position left by the lost tooth.
If you have crooked teeth that are left to their own devices, they too can drift leaving you with a mouth full of misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are also harder to brush and floss. This makes tooth decay and gum disease highly likely as well.
Old Dental Restorations are Trouble
Old dental restorations are not as they seem, and even if you don’t feel any pain in your old fillings or crowns, it is important that you have them examined on a regular basis. Silver amalgam fillings can chip, crack, or leak leaving the healthy part of the tooth susceptible to additional tooth decay.
Silver amalgam fillings, although deemed safe by the American Dental Association contain mercury. Consequently, if your fillings are chipped or cracked or if they leak that mercury goes to the rest of your body.
Regular Checkups for a Healthy Body
During a cosmetic smile assessment the team will discuss your overall health and tooth and gum desires to come up with the best plan for you and your smile.
A Cosmetic Smile Assessment is Waiting
Stop dreaming and call Libertyville Dental Associates for a cosmetic smile assessment. You’ll be glad you did and so will your smile. Book online for a no obligation cosmetic smile assessment today.