How Cosmetic Dentistry Changes Lives

When many people hear the word "cosmetic," they think of superficial changes that may have a minimal impact on a person's quality of life. Sure, they may look better, but that's about it. 

The reality is that cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic effect on your life. It can improve your appearance, along with helping your mouth function better and helping to improve your health. Cosmetic dentistry can change your life—here's how.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

From looks to overall health to your performance on the job market, a few cosmetic dental treatments can go a long way. 

Improves Your Overall Health 

"Cosmetic" dentistry may be a bit of a misnomer. Treatments that improve the appearance of your mouth, such as dental implants or implant-supported dentures, can also give your overall health a boost. Let's look at this more closely.

If you're currently missing teeth or have a tooth that is severely decayed, replacing that tooth or teeth with an implant will make it easier for you to care for your teeth and gums. You'll be able to floss and brush your teeth with ease, plus, removing the decayed tooth will take bacteria out of your mouth. Reducing the amount of bad bacteria in your mouth can reduce your risk for infections in other areas of the body, including in the cardiovascular system or lungs. 

Straightening crooked teeth or correcting a misaligned bite can also lead to an improvement in your overall health, by making your teeth and gums easier to clean. 

Finally, when you improve the cosmetics of your teeth, you can also improve your diet, meaning you're more likely to get the nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, you need for overall good health.

Helps You Get Ahead in Life

As much as no one likes to admit it, appearance matters in life. It's a fact that people get passed over for jobs or promotions due to their looks. A missing tooth, crooked teeth or severely stained teeth can all keep you from advancing in your career or earning a higher salary. Dental problems can also affect your success when dating or looking for romantic partners. Many people say that looks don't matter, but then they are more likely to swipe right on people with beautiful teeth and attractive smiles. 

If you already have what it takes to succeed at work, you may find that a few cosmetic tweaks, whether it's whitening your teeth or correcting a misaligned bite, can be all you need to get ahead, land a promotion or find a new job. If you've been having limited success while dating, improving the appearance of your smile could go a long way.

Gives You a Confidence Boost

You want to wake up every morning, look in the mirror and feel confident about how you look. Cosmetic dentistry can give you that boost of confidence you've been looking for. Whatever your concern—crooked teeth, missing teeth or yellow stains—correcting the problem will help you be able to face yourself and feel better about how you look.

That confidence boost can radiate into other areas of your life. You may have more success at work, school or socially when you feel good about your smile. 

Helps You Eat

Certain mouth problems can make eating a challenge. If you've got a severely decayed tooth, you may not want to put pressure on it when eating due to the pain. Missing teeth can make it challenging to eat hard or chewy foods while misaligned teeth act as food traps. No one wants to get a big piece of spinach stuck between two crooked teeth. 

Fixing your cosmetic dentistry concerns, whether by straightening your teeth or getting implants, can help you eat better. You may notice that you start to be more adventurous with your diet once you correct your dental problem. Before, you may have stuck to soft foods or avoided foods that tend to get stuck, like leafy greens or crunchy nuts. Once you correct your dental issue, you can finally eat those foods again. 

It's circular—having an unlimited diet means you're more likely to get the nutrients your body needs to thrive, so you not only look better, you feel better.

Gets You to Smile More

Need a little pick-me-up? Try smiling. When you whiten, straighten or otherwise correct your teeth, you're more likely to smile. Smiling has a direct impact on your emotional and mental well-being. It releases endorphins and lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol, so you feel happier. Smiling can also give your immune system a boost, reduce pain and lower your blood pressure. 

It has its social benefits, too. People who smile tend to seem more likable and competent. They may earn more money and be more productive at work.  

What Are Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

If you want to improve the way your smile looks and your overall health and well-being at the same time, you have options. The cosmetic dental treatment that's right for you depends on your main concern and what you'd like to correct.


Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite do more than affect the way your teeth look. It's easier for food to get stuck between crooked teeth and a misaligned bit can cause speech problems. 

Invisalign is a treatment system that uses clear aligners to gently reposition the teeth, correcting any crookedness and adjusting the bite. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is discrete and comfortable. There are no worries about getting food stuck in the aligners, as you remove them to eat. There are also no metal parts to poke the soft tissues inside your mouth. 

How long treatment lasts depends on the extent of correction you need, but many adults complete treatment within 18 months.

Dental Implants

Tooth loss is relatively common, but there is no reason to live with a missing tooth. Dental implants are a cosmetic and restorative dental treatment that replace lost teeth. The implants look and feel like your natural teeth and are designed to be permanent. 

When you get dental implants in Roseville, the dentist places a titanium post in your jaw. The post fuses with your jaw tissue, becoming a permanent part of your mouth. A crown is placed over the implant, creating the look and feel of a natural tooth. With a dental implant, you eat, speak and use your mouth as you would with a natural tooth.

Veneers and Teeth Whitening

Veneers and teeth whitening are two cosmetic dental treatments that restore the tooth's surface. Professional teeth whitening can remove deep stains, creating a whiter and brighter smile. The results from a professional whitening treatment are more dramatic and last longer than the results you'd get from an at-home whitening product.

Dental veneers are porcelain covers that rest on the top of the teeth. They can improve the teeth's color, reduce irregularities or make the teeth more evenly sized. 

Contact a Cosmetic Dentist in Roseville CA Today

Cosmetic dental treatments can change your life. Contact BB Dental Studio in Roseville today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options such as teeth whitening and more.

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