Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dr. Joseph Preziosi Jr., D.M.D. in Clark, New Jersey serves as a cosmetic dentist as well as a general and restorative dental professional. While most of our patients know that he can provide them with cleanings, fillings, and such advanced options as dentures or root canals, most don’t realize that our office is a great resource for cosmetic dentistry. While you may not think you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, we encourage you to reconsider.
Why? Cosmetic dentistry has a reputation as being purely about esthetics, but there is much more to the matter. After all, a candidate for cosmetic dentistry could be someone who is having their smile rebuilt after an accident or because they suffered serious gum disease. A candidate for cosmetic dentistry could be someone who has extremely low self-esteem because of the appearance of their smile, and who will benefit greatly from the chance to grin freely and socialize in a far healthier way.
These are issues that many people overlook because they hear the term “cosmetic” and consider the treatments to be only about appearances. Certainly, a candidate for cosmetic dentistry can also be someone who is just unhappy about some aspect of their smile, and though that issue does not impair the function or health of their teeth and gums, they may seek out cosmetic dentistry to alleviate it.
Choosing Cosmetic Dentistry
What sorts of procedures are part of cosmetic dentistry? There is an enormous range of treatments we can provide in order to help you with your goals or needs. The first thing to consider, though, is your overall oral health. We do not do cosmetic treatments until we are sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. To create a custom plan for cosmetic dentistry, we begin with an exam and evaluation of your mouth. We look at the condition of the gums, treat any decay, and look at the health of your bite.
After that, we can create a plan that combines multiple treatments to makeover or improve the appearance and function of your grin. This may mean that we use dental veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, dental crowns, dental implants, Snap-on Smile and more.
Contact Our Clark, NJ Dentist Office For Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Clark, New Jersey office at 908-654-7100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.