Signs Cosmetic Dentistry Is Your Best Option For A Perfect Smile

Nothing beats having a healthy and lovely smile that can light up a room and make people feel more at ease.

Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a perfect set of pearly whites.

When you think about it, not even a great set of teeth guarantees a stellar smile, particularly if that person does not observe good oral hygiene practices.

When people born with nice teeth don’t brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly, it would only be a matter of time before cavities and tooth decay ruin their smiles.

Then again, as long as they practice proper oral care, people with perfect teeth can keep their natural smiles for most of their lives.

On the other hand, we cannot say the same for those having issues with their teeth. They may have to do more than regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist to achieve a great smile.

If any of the following describes your dental situation, then you might want to take them as signs that cosmetic dentistry procedures represent your best chance for a perfect smile:

Misaligned Teeth

Misaligned or crooked teeth are a common condition that could do more harm to anyone than most people think.

People with teeth that don’t line up aren’t likely to be big smilers. Because of their crooked teeth, they avoid smiling in social situations and often cover their mouth with hands when they do so.

Aside from the knock on one’s self-esteem, misaligned teeth could also cause health issues, including:

  • Gum disease—Cleaning between misaligned teeth can prove difficult, which means bacteria can stay trapped there and cause gum disease as well as tooth decay.
  • Chewing and digestion problems—Crooked teeth can make it difficult to chew food properly, which could then lead to digestion issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, and ulcers.
  • Speech difficulties—Producing certain sounds could get tricky if you have misaligned teeth.

Cosmetic dentists typically use braces and Invisalign to fix teeth alignment issues, although some cases are so extreme they require teeth-straightening surgery before they can wear orthodontics.


Chipped or cracked teeth

A chipped or cracked tooth can be a problem, especially if you don’t have it checked right away. Bacteria could invade the damaged tooth and result in an infection.

A cosmetic dentist can efficiently deal with a chipped or cracked tooth through dental procedures such as crowns, veneers, and tooth bonding.

Stained or Discolored Teeth

If you enjoy drinking coffee, tea, dark juices, and eating stuff like blueberries and beets, you will likely have stained or discolored teeth at some point. The same goes for those who smoke tobacco products.

Since stained or discolored teeth don’t exactly make for a lovely smile, it would be best for you to visit a cosmetic dentist you trust for effective and long-lasting teeth-whitening procedures.

Missing Teeth

There are many reasons a person would have missing teeth.

It could be the result of tooth decay or gum disease. In some cases, tooth loss could be caused by a dental injury after an accident. A person could also have missing teeth because of a dental extraction in the past.

Obviously, you can’t have a great smile if you have a tooth or two missing right out front.

Missing teeth can also cause changes to the shape of your face. Over time, you could look radically different if you don’t address the issue of missing teeth.

Many people deal with missing teeth by getting fitted with dentures.

However, if you want a more permanent solution, you should consider getting a dental implant.

A dental implant involves the surgical insertion of an artificial tooth root—usually made of surgical grade titanium—into the jawbone, then attaching a customized, natural-looking crown on top of it.

When you’re experiencing any of the above dental conditions, you should go for cosmetic dentistry to fix them.

At Dental Studio 101, we perform a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, all to help you restore or achieve the perfect smile.

Aside from our top-notch team of cosmetic dentists, we also take pride in our in-house dental lab, which allows us to create crowns and veneers while you wait.

Visit our Scottsdale studio now, and get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

About The Author

Dr. Boyle

Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ. As a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation, she is committed to providing exceptional dental care to the local community. She is also affiliated with prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association. Her extensive involvement in these reputable institutions speaks to her commitment to advancing the field of dentistry.