Busting Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

Has cosmetic dentistry always been something that you’ve considered? If so you probably heard a lot of myths, opinions, and rumors about elective dental care to improve your smile. Sometimes you’ll get good information, but other times you end up hearing a tall tale about cosmetic treatments that might leave you nervous, afraid, or unwilling to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

You owe it to yourself to get some straight facts about cosmetic dentistry, which is what this blog is about. We want you to get the truth from someone who knows it: a cosmetic dentist! At Precise Dental of Houston we’ve been creating great smiles for years and we know how to bust those cosmetic dentistry myths!

Myth #1: Cosmetic Treatments Don’t Look Natural!

Remember that nineties movie The Mask? Jim Carrey’s green-faced toothy character was sporting a huge pair of white teeth that embodied the opinion that a lot of people had of veneers and other cosmetic treatments. They were huge, ugly, and completely unrealistic!

Thankfully that period in cosmetic dentistry has passed, and modern cosmetic options are amazingly lifelike! With the newest dental porcelains, ceramics, and resins your cosmetic options are limitless! Teeth can be made more precisely, perfectly matched to your natural smile, and be far more affordable than in the “chicklet” days!

Myth #2: Cosmetic Dentistry Is Expensive!

Think about other early tech you’ve experienced: laptops, tablets, cell phones – remember how expensive and uncommon they were? Well, it’s the same sort of thing with cosmetic dentistry! What we think of as modern cosmetic dental treatments, like veneers, bonding, and whitening, only really started to become truly easy and available in the 1990’s! At that time the procedures were in their infancy, which made them more uncommon, more specialized, and therefore more expensive.

Twenty years later and we’re in the age of cosmetic dentistry! Modern materials, advances in modeling, and wide availability of skilled dentists trained in cosmetic techniques has made them all far more affordable!

You might be amazed at how affordable cosmetic dentistry is, but you’ll be even more amazed at the amount of financing options available to help make paying for your care easier!

Myth #3: Cosmetic Dentistry Is Painful!

It’s completely understandable to think that cosmetic dentistry is painful, but it doesn’t have to be! In the past seeing a dental patient was all about getting the procedure done, and often with tools nowhere near as advanced as we have now. Rapid advancements in technology have allowed us to provide improved results with less pain in every aspect of dentistry!

A concern many patients have is destruction of their teeth. With modern thinner, stronger materials tooth preparation has become for more minor. Some procedures don’t need prep at all!

It’s always the goal of our Houston dental care team to provide pain-free care, and your comfort is important! Never hesitate to call us to discuss your concerns about pain during your dental appointment!

Myth #4: Over-The-Counter Whitening Is Just as Good as Professional!

Whiter teeth are something a lot of people want, whether caused by smoking, coffee, tea, wine, or other staining foods, you want a healthy smile! You’ve also probably seen whitening products available in the grocery store or pharmacy, and maybe have heard some success stories about them. Unfortunately whitening your teeth isn’t that simple!

Over-the-counter products are much less concentrated than professional products and don’t go as deep into your teeth to truly whiten for the long term. Professional products are stronger, applied professionally, and are able to penetrate into the tooth to truly whiten from the core to the surface!

At our Houston dentist office we use two in-office solutions: KöR deep bleaching and Zoom Whitespeed Whitening! KöR is able to penetrate deep into your teeth to reinvigorate them, and Zoom Whitespeed actually uses state-of-the-art LED technology to really set a new smile in!

Don’t take chances guessing on over-the-counter solutions – get your teeth whiter for longer at Precise Dental of Houston!

Still Have Questions?

We hope this article was helpful in giving you straight answers about cosmetic dental care, but we know you could have other questions or concerns. We’re glad to help you learn about any treatments you are interested in, so call us right away at 713-812-1712! If you want to schedule an appointment to start working on the perfect new smile, you can call us or submit our appointment request form. We look forward to treating you!