Some people might think of cosmetic dentistry as something that is superfluous to other dental services. However, when you visit Michael Neeley, D.D.S., P.A., and are in need of cosmetic dental services, it might surprise you to find that many of these treatment options actually act as preventive dentistry. Here are a few such treatment options that many patients benefit from.
Orthodontics has to do with treating irregularities such as alignment in and around the mouth, particularly in regards to the jaws and teeth. Because many treatments focus on straightening crooked teeth, orthodontics are also considered to be cosmetic. However, by aligning the teeth and jaw appropriately, these types of treatments may prevent the need to pull teeth at some point or have invasive surgery to correct alignment or other spacing issues.
In general, fillings are a type of material that is used to fill the space created by a cavity. There are different types of fillings, but a popular one nowadays consists of composite materials that mimic the natural coloring of the teeth. This is considered cosmetic because it improves on the look of a cavity and restores the appearance of the mouth. It is also preventive because it keeps damage caused by the bacteria that created the cavities from spreading, which could eventually lead to the teeth falling out and call for more involved treatment options.
Crowns are usually tooth-colored caps placed over teeth to protect them following such treatment as a root canal. Crowns are also preventive in that they cover and protect a tooth that could be susceptible to damage and sensitive to hot and cold foods.
Cosmetic dentistry has cemented its place as another form of preventive dentistry with the many different treatment options available. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Neeley and discover how our cosmetic services might benefit you, contact our office today.