Signs You Should Visit a Cosmetic Dentist for a Consultation

Having cosmetic dental work done may seem unnecessary but in a lot of cases, people do care deeply about their overall aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry can help improve this in many ways. Cosmetic dentistry is still rather new but over time, cosmetic dental procedures have helped people to improve their smiles.

Being aware of when a person should visit a cosmetic dentist for a consultation can be helpful to anyone who is considering having this type of dental work done. In this article, we will go over a few signs that one should keep an eye out for that may indicate a need to consult with a cosmetic dentist. 

Signs indicating a need to visit a cosmetic dentist

Severely stained teeth

As people age, their teeth are often likely to become stained. Stains occur due to heavily dyed beverages and foods as well as people forgetting to regularly brush their teeth. Heavy tobacco users may also experience staining on the surface of their teeth, as the tartar sticks and builds up causing staining and decay.

If and when someone has severe staining that they can’t remove from their teeth, then it is best that they visit and consult with a cosmetic dentist about their options. It is likely that whitening or bleaching will be recommended in order to lift the stains off of the enamel.

Uneven teeth

Some people are naturally given teeth that aren’t exactly even. In these cases, people’s teeth may vary in size - some may be shorter, while others extend down further. Uneven teeth can result in difficulty chewing as well as an uneven smile which could put a dent in one’s confidence.

While having uneven teeth may not exactly be detrimental to one’s dental health, it can lower self-esteem. If someone has uneven teeth, it is best that they consult with a cosmetic dentist who can offer up treatment methods such as dental veneers.

Crooked teeth

Cosmetic dentists specialize in both the aesthetic and the form of teeth. Crooked teeth can present a lot of challenges including difficulty with eating and having a hard time properly cleaning. Aside from making life easier, a lot of people are self-conscious about their crooked teeth.

Because the teeth tend to shift over time, a person may notice that their teeth are significantly getting worse as they age. This is a sign that they should visit a cosmetic dentist in order to hear what options are available to them. It is likely that a form of braces will be recommended.

Talking with a cosmetic dentist about enhancing and improving one’s smile can be beneficial in many ways. It is important to be aware of the signs that may indicate that a visit to the cosmetic dentist is necessary, as these can significantly help in the long run. It’s best to consult with a cosmetic dentist early on in order to get the best possible results.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry and how it can help you then reach out to our office today so that we can help!

Request an appointment here: or call Clarisse Atakhanian DDS Inc. at (818) 483-9071 for an appointment in our Glendale office.

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