Debunking the Myths Around Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Dentistry has changed in many ways in recent decades. Once a profession that only treated problems, it has evolved into one that transforms smiles and confidence levels. Not only do these treatments restore the function of your teeth, but they create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. 

Many myths surrounding cosmetic dental procedures have formed with the advancement of the industry. Luckily, these misconceptions are easily debunked. 

1. Cosmetic Dentistry Is Only for Celebrities 

Many celebrities have the picture-perfect “Hollywood Smile.” But anyone can make their smile brighter and whiter using a variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Our office has options for any budget size and treatment to fit your needs. We offer several choices in payment plans or financing options that make achieving your dream smile easy.

2. Cosmetic Dental Treatment Is Unnecessary 

Another common misconception is that cosmetic dental procedures are a luxury instead of a necessity. However, many of these procedures can fix a wide range of dental problems. Undergoing cosmetic treatment can often improve both your oral health and your smile’s appearance. 

3. Cosmetic Treatments Are Painful 

Many people think that all dental treatment is painful. We care about your comfort level and can utilize effective anesthetics and advanced techniques to prevent discomfort. In some cases, we may offer a sedative. Some procedures, like teeth whitening, do not require anesthetic or sedatives but may cause your teeth to feel slight sensitivity for a short period of time.  

4. Your Teeth Will Look Fake 

Modern dental materials create natural, beautiful results. Your smile will improve without anyone knowing you underwent a cosmetic procedure. Furthermore, the results of all procedures, whether you want veneers or dental bonding, will look natural rather than fake.

Visit an Experienced Cosmetic Dental Professional

Anyone can have the smile they desire and improve their self-esteem without breaking the bank. For more information about cosmetic dentistry, contact David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry, at (727) 548-7100!   


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