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3 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments and Their Hidden Health Benefits

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Cosmetic dentistry may seem frivolous to some patients who are on the fence about improving their smiles. If you are searching high and low for a reliable cosmetic dentist in Somerset, look no further. Dr. Michael Pope is here to discuss your goals and treatment options for your smile. 

Having a beautiful smile adds confidence to every interaction you have, and you can stop worrying about what people will notice about your teeth and start speaking confidently without worry. Better still, cosmetic dentistry often improves your oral health as well.

Here are three treatments that may improve your oral health.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Choosing to straighten teeth often comes down to cosmetics but not always. Overlapping and misaligned teeth are more difficult to keep clean and may not come together correctly for a comfortable bite. 

If you notice sore jaw joints that grind or pop when you chew, or if your teeth are showing signs of wear, you may find that choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth not only gives you a beautiful smile but also makes chewing and biting your teeth together easier.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings were originally invented to eliminate the dark amalgam fillings from scarring the front teeth when smiling. With the improvements made to the techniques and materials used to create tooth-colored fillings, they also have an added health benefit that many people do not realize.

Amalgams required the removal of some healthy tooth structure to anchor the filling in place. Since white composite fillings bond directly to the teeth, we can leave more healthy tooth structure in place. The larger the filling, the more likely the tooth is to crack and require a crown.

Veneers and Crowns

Many people think of veneers as a purely cosmetic treatment, but severely worn teeth make it difficult to chew and can even cause the jaw to over-close, leading to jaw dysfunction and a limited diet because the process of chewing can become painful.

By rebuilding worn down teeth using dental crowns on the back teeth and veneers on the front teeth, your jaw can function normally. You may be able to eat a wider variety of foods as a result.

For a gentle and experienced cosmetic dentist in Somerset, contact Southern Dental Group, and we will be happy to help answer your questions or schedule a consultation.

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