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​How Cosmetic Dentistry Offers More Than Just Cosmetic Benefits

People often assume that cosmetic dentistry in Calgary is solely about improving the aesthetic appeal of a smile; in other words, that it's all about the cosmetic benefits. The truth is, however, that many procedures at Forest Lawn Dental Centre which would fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella have numerous benefits for dental and oral health as well. Veneers, dentures, dental implants, braces, teeth whitening - all of these are often considered cosmetic, but offer much more than just a pretty smile.


Let's start by looking at veneers and crowns. Veneers in Calgary are made up of a thin porcelain shell which is bonded to the front of a tooth. Crowns, on the other hand, are essentially a cap that covers the entire tooth. Both veneers and crowns are cosmetic in that they can be used to cover up cosmetic issues such as cracks, damaged enamel, and crooked teeth, helping the teeth look better. By correcting these and similar problems, however, veneers and crowns are also repairing dental health issues and preventing the development of more issues in the future.

Cosmetic dentistry in Calgary also includes dentures and dental implants. Replacing missing teeth with either a denture or a dental implant not only improves the look of a smile by providing a full set of teeth, but corrects and prevents numerous problems as well. When missing teeth are not replaced, then the teeth adjacent to the empty space can eventually shift out of place. Replacing missing teeth or replacing damaged and decaying teeth with dentures or dental implants can also make it much easier to speak and chew properly.

Likewise, orthodontics in Calgary is often considered to be only beneficial for improving the look of a crooked and misaligned smile. Straightening the teeth, however, also solves a variety of other oral health problems. For example, misaligned teeth can actually cause pain and give the patient a harder time chewing and potentially even speaking.

Straight teeth are less likely to harbor food particles and plaque bacteria, and fixing crooked or misaligned teeth can also make it easier to practice good dental hygiene by making it easier to brush and floss. All of this contributes to a lower risk of developing gum disease, cavities, and other oral health problems.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can even provide headache relief in situations where headaches are caused by an abnormal bite. Crooked teeth can put undue pressure on the gums and on the nerves. Cosmetic dentistry can thankfully correct such problems.

At Forest Lawn Dental Centre we offer cosmetic dentistry services in Calgary with a special focus on making sure our services are also helping to improve the health and function of your smile. Our office is conveniently located along major roads and bus routes, and we are actively welcoming new patients.

If you need cosmetic dentistry services in Calgary don't hesitate to contact Forest Lawn Dental Centre today.

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