Do you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about the way your teeth look, always keep your mouth closed when you smile or dream of having whiter, straighter or more attractive teeth? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect solution for you.

Read on to learn more about the ways cosmetic dentistry at Sarasota Smile Design can help you get not just a better smile, but enhance your quality of life.

1. It will improve your health.
Cosmetic dentistry is about much more than just your physical appearance. The ultimate goal of many cosmetic procedures is to improve your overall dental hygiene and health. For example, solutions such as crowns and dental implants can help address broken, cracked, stained or missing teeth. There are also dental procedures that can focus on sleep apnea – a common condition that is linked to many other serious health complications such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

2. It will inspire you to adopt better oral hygiene.
Many cosmetic dentistry procedures help patients set healthy oral care habits that last the rest of their lives. When you love the way your teeth look, you’ll be more inclined to take good care of them to keep that smile looking just as flawless as the day you walked out of our Sarasota dental office. Teeth that are straight and even are also less likely to get food and bacteria stuck in between them, and are much easier to keep clean with regular brushing and flossing.

3. It will boost your self-confidence.
When you feel good about the way you look, you’ll immediately notice a marked boost in your self-esteem. And when you feel more comfortable in your own skin, it will have a ripple effect in every other aspect of your life. You may find yourself making friends more easily, going to networking events to make new professional connections or speaking up more in meetings at work. Everyone around you will notice how much better you look and feel, because nothing lights up a room like a wide, confident smile.

4. It will change the appearance of your smile.
Have you begun to notice your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be? Foods and drinks such as blueberries, beets, coffee, tea, red wine and cola can accumulate on teeth over the years, causing stains and discoloration. Professional tooth whitening can help lighten your tooth color by several shades, creating whiter, cleaner-looking teeth.

Additionally, if you have chipped, misshapen, misaligned or missing teeth, Dr. Back can use her years of expertise in cosmetic dentistry to fix those issues by applying porcelain dental veneers to create a naturally flawless-looking smile. No matter what condition your teeth might be in, veneers can cover the imperfections and create a white, polished, even smile in just a few appointments.

5. It will help you speak more clearly.
Missing, cracked or misaligned teeth may cause slight speech impediments or make it more difficult for people to understand what you are saying. A cosmetic dental procedure can also work wonders for anyone whose problems with their teeth have caused them to talk with a lisp. This is another way cosmetic dentistry can provide a tremendous boost to people’s self-confidence.

6. It will help you eat a healthier diet.
Similarly, people with missing or misaligned teeth may be unable to eat certain foods due to an inability to chew properly or painlessly. If you are tired of eating a soft, bland, boring diet, cosmetic dentistry performed by Dr. Back can make it possible for you to once again eat all the foods you love, resulting in a more balanced and well-rounded diet.

7. You’ll feel good during the procedure.
You may have assumed getting cosmetic dentistry work involves long, complex procedures. However, many cosmetic treatments, such as tooth whitening, are fast and easy, but will still give you the dramatic results you’re looking for.
While many people associate going to the dentist with discomfort or pain, including for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Back has completed comprehensive training on techniques that keep each patient relaxed and at ease. Whether you are considering a complete smile transformation with professional tooth whitening, dental implants or veneers, Sarasota Smile Design puts a priority on pampering our patients. Our well-appointed office has amenities and luxuries such as a surround-sound theater, Internet access and even homemade cookies and muffins.

8. It will save you money.
Most people who are seeking cosmetic dentistry procedures have a goal of improving their appearance, but that doesn’t mean cosmetic dentistry is just something frivolous. Ultimately, cosmetic dental work is a preventive investment in your long-term health. Correcting an alignment problem, for example, can pay off in the long run because food is less likely to get trapped between straight teeth, so you may get fewer cavities.

In addition, missing teeth can cause shifting in your mouth that could ultimately result in gum problems and the loss of other teeth. Dental implants and dentures can be the best solution for a healthier smile that lasts the rest of your life.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry to improve any aspect of your smile or appearance, begin your journey toward a healthier, brighter-looking smile by scheduling a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Sarasota Smile Design. Once you take that first step, we will help guide you through what comes next.

During a consultation, we will talk with you about what you’re hoping to improve about the appearance of your teeth. Then, Dr. Back can walk you through which treatment – or combination of treatments – will deliver the results you want. Using her expertise accumulated through years of training, Dr. Back evaluates each patient individually based on factors such as face shape, age, gender and personality. She takes pride in her ability to take a uniquely tailored approach to each patient’s needs. The result will be a beautiful, natural-looking smile with bright, white, even teeth.