What Do You Know About Cosmetic Dentistry Quiz
What do you know about cosmetic dentistry? It often surprises our patients at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA to learn what kinds of treatments are part of cosmetic dentistry services. Our dentists often have to explain that cosmetic treatments can also help with restorative dentistry goals, aligning the bite, improving function, and boosting overall dental health.
Take our Cosmetic Dentistry Quiz below and discover many different facets of cosmetic dentistry that you might not have considered.
Cosmetic dentistry is more about white teeth and vanity than oral health. True or false?
It is a big surprise to many to discover that cosmetic dentistry can include procedures such as straightening and aligning, implants to replace missing teeth, and whitening that actually boosts the health and strength of the teeth. Consider something as simple as alignment. While it does make for a straight smile, it also makes it easier to keep the teeth and gums clean, it prevents uneven wear and damage, and allows the gums to remain healthier. So, no, cosmetic dentistry is not just about good looks!
If I want to use cosmetic dentistry treatments to straighten my teeth, I can only turn to braces or aligners. True or false.
False. Cosmetic dentistry uses remedies such as veneers that can be bonded to properly prepared teeth, closing gaps, straightening crooked or misaligned smiles and providing a near instant smile makeover. These also work as restorative fixtures if your teeth are deeply stained or damaged.
I have heard that teeth whitening will only last for a short period of time. Is that true or false?
False. Cosmetic dentistry includes whitening treatments, and these vary quite widely. You can find take home options that will give you ongoing whitening if you apply the compounds on a regular basis, and in office treatments can last for extensive periods of time, needing only a periodic touch up. If you avoid staining foods and habits (such as smoking) you prolong the results as well.
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have anything to help me with chipped and broken teeth. True or false?
False. You can ask our dentists about veneers and bonding as workable solutions to any teeth that have suffered damage. They might also talk with you about porcelain crowns and other excellent, functional and long-term answers.
Did this cosmetic dentistry quiz fill give you the answers you needed about cosmetic dentistry? If not, give us a call at our Alpharetta, GA office at (678) 624-0370. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.