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It's about More Than Looks – The Importance of Cosmetic Dentistry

September 28, 2022
Posted By: Palatine Complete Dental
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When most people hear the term ‘cosmetic,’ they may associate it with only surface-level things. In common parlance, we use the term ‘shallow’, which holds some fairly negative connotations. Nobody wants to be shallow; we all want to be deep, like how those silent waters are said to run. But this is a common misconception because focusing on surface-level concerns isn’t necessarily shallow.

In cosmetic dentistry, the team at Palatine Complete Dental wants to assure you that your desire for a brighter, whiter, and more beautiful smile is about more than just appearance. It’s all about your dental health. Our goal is to provide only the best cosmetic dental treatments, and the best cosmetic dentistry in Palatine, IL, may also offer health benefits.

How Smiling Improves Your Health

It’s a well-known fact that people who don’t like their teeth smile less often and less broadly. But smiling less may make you feel worse. Research has shown that when you smile, your body releases several feel-good hormones, including dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. Even forcing a smile may release these compounds, lessening your stress levels and leading to general well-being.

The Oral Health Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Our Palatine dental office provides a full range of cosmetic dental treatments depending on your personal needs. However, we are incredibly enthusiastic about those which also have health benefits. Here are a few treatments and how they improve your smile.

Tooth-colored Fillings and Dental Bonding – We use composite resins tinted to your teeth’s exact shade to fill cavities and correct minor tooth imperfections or tooth damage. A filling eliminates tooth decay and hides it from the outside world, while dental bonding can repair chips before they worsen, as well as protect damaged enamel.

Dental crowns – These porcelain restorations are lab-made to look exactly like your natural tooth. Because they fit over it entirely like a cap, they can provide protection and restore function.

Invisalign clear aligners – While most people admire straighter teeth, they are also easier to keep healthy. However, when teeth are crooked or overlapped, they become harder to clean and harbor areas of plaque that may eventually require significant intervention.

We Are Your Palatine Dentist Specializing in Cosmetic Dental Services

If you look in the mirror each day and see a smile you’d rather change, then cosmetic dentistry is worth exploring. Not only will you look better, but a bright smile makes you feel better and may even be healthier.

To learn more, we encourage you to arrange a consultation and start on a new and exciting smile journey today.

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