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Is Cosmetic Dentistry More Than Just Making a Smile Look Better?

August 10, 2021
Posted By: Sullivan Dental Partners
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The confidence that having a beautiful smile brings is priceless; however, cosmetic dentistry provides much more than just an enhanced smile. Cosmetic dentistry almost always goes hand in hand with restorative dentistry. For example, when you repair your teeth with cosmetic dental procedures, you will also get restored form and function, making chewing and eating easier.

Here are some examples of how cosmetic dentistry in Nashville enhances your smile and improves your dental health.

Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

If you're living with fractured or broken teeth, eating and chewing might be difficult. It could also become uncomfortable for you if broken teeth are tearing up your gums and soft tissues.

Porcelain crowns or veneers can repair broken teeth and restore aesthetics to your smile and function to your bite. Both of these restorations fit over your tooth, but the difference is a crown covers your remaining tooth structure completely, while a veneer is a thin sliver of porcelain that fits over the front of your tooth.

Crowns protect what's left of your natural tooth and your root, while veneers allow you to change your teeth' size, shade, or shape to create a more uniform appearance. At Sullivan Dental Partners, we're thrilled to be able to help you enjoy your new smile quicker than ever because we use CEREC same-day technology. CEREC allows us to create a dental crown or veneer during your appointment instead of sending it to a dental lab that could take two or more weeks to finish.

Invisible Braces and Clear Aligners

If you're living with teeth that are crooked or overlap, you may be unhappy with the appearance of your smile. What you may not realize is that crooked teeth can also impact your dental health.

Teeth that aren't aligned properly can be harder to keep clean when you're brushing and flossing at home. In addition, plaque buildup that gets stuck between overlapped teeth can begin to cause tooth decay and/or gum disease.

An incorrectly aligned bite could result in painful jaw joint problems like popping or clicking, headaches, or neck and shoulder pain.

Learn More about the Possibilities for Your Smile

Now that you know the often "unseen" benefits of cosmetic dentistry, you can call your Nashville, TN dentist at (615) 373-1012 for more information about how we can enhance and improve your smile.

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