Are you considering cosmetic dentistry? Whether you’re hoping for a whiter, straighter, or just all-around better looking smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve it.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any procedure that improves the appearance of your teeth. Treatments and procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and more. Sometimes oral surgery is considered cosmetic, depending on the reason for it.
Dental insurance does not usually cover cosmetic dentistry. Because most cosmetic procedures are considered elective rather than necessary, insurance providers don’t include them in qualifying benefits. But this doesn’t mean these procedures aren’t worthwhile. There are many reasons patients decide to undergo cosmetic dentistry despite the cost.
One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is the improvement in your own self-confidence. Many people are self-conscious about their smile, and it causes them to avoid smiling or to force a tight-lipped, closed-mouth smile. How you feel about your appearance can affect every aspect of your life. If you don’t have confidence, it shows.
But after cosmetic dentistry, you can feel more comfortable in your own skin, knowing that your smile is straighter, whiter, and more attractive. Many patients who undergo minor and even major transformations are moved to tears when they see their new smile. The difference is well worth the investment.
- Impression on Others.
Your smile makes an impression on those you meet. They say first impressions are everything. What impression does your smile make? And what impression are you making on others when you refuse to smile or keep your mouth closed when you smile because you’re worried about how you look? You may appear unfriendly and unapproachable, when that isn’t true.
There are also negative connotations associated with crooked, gapped, discolored, or missing teeth. If you have severe, visible dental issues, you could be making the wrong impression on others without even meaning to. Cosmetic dentistry can change that.
- Professional Development.
Your smile can even affect your career. If you have a job that involves face to face interactions, it can be debilitating if your smile makes the wrong impression or if you don’t smile at all.
Even if you won’t be dealing with the public or other people in your career, you may need to make a good first impression in an interview to get the job you want. Your smile or lack of smiling could hold you back from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Don’t let the cost deter you from getting the cosmetic dentistry procedures that you want. Just because insurance won’t cover it, doesn’t mean you can’t afford it. Financing options are available to make elective procedures more affordable.
CareCredit is one of the top options for financing medical and dental procedures. Promotional terms with no interest and low monthly payments make it one of the best and most affordable choices. You can also finance cosmetic dentistry with credit cards, personal loans, home equity lines of credit, and even 401K loans.
Invest in Your Smile at Total Dental Care
If you want a smile transformation, do it for yourself. Self care is one of the most important aspects of life, helping you feel happy and confident inside so that it shows on the outside. Total Dental Care can help you achieve the smile you desire with a wide range of cosmetic dental services.