Changing the way your smile looks is not only about improving your smile; it’s about enhancing your health to allow you to live pain free. Cracked and broken teeth can impact you beyond a job interview. Here are four reasons why cosmetic dentistry may be the best option for you.
1. Reduce the amount of pain you have. Cracked and broken teeth are susceptible to infection and decay. Food sticks to the broken part of the tooth, staying on the surface longer. This food debris, many times containing sugar, then increases the opportunity for bacteria to attack the enamel. This can cause you to experience an extreme amount of pain when eating and drinking certain foods.
2. Dr. Judy Strutz states, "missing teeth can cause you to look older then you are." As your teeth shift into other spots to compensate for the missing teeth, it can cause your face to fall. This look gives you lines and wrinkles particularly around the mouth.
3. Cosmetic surgery can restore your mouth to healthy functioning. With exposed roots, missing, or cracked teeth you may be able to only eat certain foods. Eating may become very painful causing you to lose out on healthy, nutritious foods. Nuts, fruits, and vegetables are critical to sustaining a healthy life style.
Cosmetically enhancing your smile is not always about improving your look. "It is about creating a healthy smile that allows you to live the life you want," says Dr. Strutz.