Smile Investment: Is It Worth It?

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When you think about a smile investment, your first thoughts might be crowns, veneers, or other cosmetic dentistry procedures that insurance doesn't cover.

However, for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth, there are treatment investments such as dental implantsThis link leads to Dental Implants page.

While these treatments can seem a little pricey, especially if you’re getting more than one and insurance isn't covering much or any, they’re a lifetime investment in you and your self-esteem.

But is it a worthwhile one to put in your portfolio? Seattle Specialty DentistryThis link leads to Home page would like to explain.

Top benefits of cosmetic dentistry

The benefits of investing in cosmetic dentistry go beyond having a beautiful smile.

The advantages can extend to your confidence and health.

With customized treatment plans to meet your goals and the results, you’ll be happy for every penny spent.

Enhance your smile

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

When you look in the mirror, you can be proud of what you see, as you have a perfect smile, possibly a more even one from dental veneers or a brighter one from teeth whitening.

Improve your oral health

It seems contradictory to say "cosmetic procedure" and "improved oral health" in the same sentence.

Anything intended for esthetic purposes can’t possibly improve your oral health.

However, in dentistry, this is often the case.

First and foremost, if you’re happy with your smile, you’ll be more likely to take care of it.

When your teeth have even spacing, it's easier to brush and floss, preventing oral health problems in the future.

Boosts self-confidence and self-esteem

Maybe you’re someone who tries anything to hide their smile.

You know, delivering those little half-smirks so as not to show any teeth or the hand-over-the-mouth smile?

When investing in your self-esteem, the gift of confidence keeps giving.

You’ll be able to laugh and smile again. Your improved attitude will enable you to take full advantage of life and accomplish more.

Long-lasting results

Though it depends on the treatment, cosmetic procedures often provide lasting results.

For instance, porcelain veneers tend to last for 10 to 15 years.

And once they wear out or sustain damage, we can replace them with a new set.

We strongly urge patients to receive new veneers after removing the first to protect their vulnerable, altered teeth.

Let’s say you have a teeth whitening treatment. If you opt for an in-office bleaching, you'll receive results that could last up to two to three years.

Regular touch-ups can help you maintain those results for even longer.

Enhance youthful smile

A white smile is associated with youth because your habits and what you eat and drink tend to dull and stain your smile as you age.

Therefore, if you opt for teeth whitening, dental crowns, or veneers to lighten the color of your teeth, you’ll look younger.

Treatments like veneers and crowns can also repair cracks and chips that usually worsen as you age.

Improving your bite

Your smile investment can also help with your bite.

By straightening your teeth, correcting misalignments, or addressing other cosmetic tooth issues, you may stop grinding your teeth. This can, in return, alleviate any headaches and jaw joint pain you have.

Brightening and whitening your smile

Some foods and beverages can stain your teeth.

Various cosmetic dental procedures, however, can brighten and whiten your smile.

We’ll help you decide if whitening, veneers, or crowns would be best for your situation.

Restoring chipped teeth

A chipped tooth can be painful and bothersome.

It can crush our self-confidence, especially if it's in the front teeth.

Plus, it’s a gateway for bacteria to enter and cause decay.

Fortunately, it’s repairable.

Replace missing teeth

Besides the toll it takes on your confidence, a missing tooth can affect how you speak and your ability to chew properly.

Your teeth act as placeholders. Therefore, when one is missing, the others can shift.

A smile investment in dental implants can solve all of these issues.

Improve the shape of your teeth

When you have teeth that aren’t uniform or one or more that are oddly shaped, you might feel embarrassed to smile.

Through esthetic treatments, we can correct the shape of your teeth so they blend in.

Not convinced? Discover more about the power of a beautiful smile in this videoThis link opens a new tab to YouTube.

Are you ready to enhance your beautiful smile and improve your oral health? Seattle Specialty Dentistry is here to help

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Are you realizing how beneficial a smile investment could be in changing your life?

Are you ready to make that change?

At Seattle Specialty DentistryThis link leads to Home page, our mission is to help you meet your smile goals, which is an investment on your part.

However, the multiple returns on your investment are worth it in health and overall well-being.

Give us a call or send us a message today.


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