There was a time when cosmetic dentistry treatments were limited to the rich and/or famous. Times have changed and the field of cosmetic dentistry has advanced, but the myths persist. Dr. Kiran Gill of Natural Smiles in Louisville, KY, is on a mission to put these myths to rest once and for all.
Here are five myths – and the truth – about today’s cosmetic dentistry.
Myth Number 1: Cosmetic dentistry is too expensive.
This myth might have held some truth decades ago, but it’s certainly no longer true. Cosmetic dentistry has introduced a number of relatively low-cost options that help you smile with confidence and enjoy your smile again!
Professional teeth whitening can achieve results that the over-the-counter whitening programs can only dream of. Teeth bonding quickly and painlessly corrects or hides chips, cracks, and stains. And dental veneers can give you a dazzling Hollywood smile for much less than you might think.
Myth Number 2: Only Vain People Get Cosmetic Dentistry
Today, perfect smiles are the expectation rather than the exception. There’s extensive research to show that people with less than perfect smiles are judged more harshly in their social and their professional lives. In fact, it’s fairly common for jobs, raises, and promotions to go to people who smile a lot. People who smile broadly and laugh freely are viewed as being more trustworthy.
There are good occupational and social reasons to have a great smile, and vanity is a distant consideration, if that.
Myth Number 3: Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t do anything to make your mouth healthier.
This is absolutely false. Cosmetic dentistry can:
- Strengthen and protect teeth against damage using tooth-colored crowns and dental veneers
- Cosmetic dentistry solutions often include tooth replacement, using dental bridges and/or dental implants. People who are missing teeth tend to chew on one side, which puts stress on those teeth and may lead to headaches due to muscle imbalances.
- Gum restoration techniques can help avoid dental cavities and infections.
Myth Number 4: You can only get cosmetic dentistry in big cities.
Cosmetic dentists used to cater to Hollywood types, and some of them still do. Back then, this myth was pretty much true. Today, though, cosmetic dentistry is widely available in large, medium, and small cities throughout the United States.
Myth Number 5: Any dentist can do cosmetic dentistry.
This is like saying any doctor can do brain surgery. It’s true as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough. If you needed an operation, which doctor would you rather have perform the surgery – a trained and certified neurosurgeon, or a family practice doctor who hasn’t wielded a scalpel since medical school?
Dr. Gill has extensive post-graduate training in advanced cosmetic dentistry from the renowned Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. She completed numerous advanced courses in full-mouth reconstruction in Los Angeles.
She is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; the American Academy of Facial Esthetics; the Academy of General Dentistry; and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Kiran Gill, and Natural Smiles in Louisville, KY, should be your first choice for cosmetic dentistry services.
You Have Good Reasons to Make Your Smile Beautiful
Don’t let a less than perfect smile hold you back professionally or socially. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gill by calling Natural Smiles today at 502-785-8695. We’ll be happy to find a day and time for your appointment that works with your schedule.