Cosmetic dentistry isn’t strictly the job of your regular dentist. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is also vital to this discipline. While it isn’t simply cosmetic, tooth replacement and full mouth tooth replacement are best done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with advanced training and capability.
What is cosmetic dentistry? Usually the definition of cosmetic dentistry has as much to do with insurance as it does anything else. Teeth whitening, for instance, is cosmetic and isn’t covered by insurance. Furthermore, there are some cosmetic dentists who specialize in covering up bad teeth with veneers.
However, there are other procedures that may be labeled cosmetic when, in fact, they are important to your dental health. Dental implants are called cosmetic, when, in fact, they are the only known way to strengthen the bone, preserving the jaw and any remaining teeth. At this point, you need an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Queen Creek and Gilbert AZ.
Generally regular and/or cosmetic dentists aren’t well-equipped and/or licensed to do dental implants. Therefore, they refer you to us to get the procedure. We consider it an honor to help you restore your tooth or teeth, and we take it very seriously.
Do You Deserve Cosmetic Dentistry?
This is a common question. And the answer is that cosmetic dentistry and regular dentistry aren’t so different when it comes to the need for tooth replacement. Every tooth plays a role in your bite. If you lose one, it is only logical to want to replace it.
Furthermore, replacing a tooth with a dental implant is actually a much smarter idea than using a partial. That’s because an implant actually strengthens your bone and your jaw. It helps preserve the teeth on either side you lost. Some may call it cosmetic, but science says it is vital to the health of your mouth for the rest of your life.
This brings us to full mouth tooth replacement. Obviously you could get partials or dentures. But science has proven that the implants help preserve the structure of your jaw. Dentures don’t do this, and that is why so often dentures cease to fit after five to eight years.
The only way to get permanent teeth is to get dental implants. This is the only way to get a truly healthy smile after losing one, several or all of your teeth.
Before you agree to having a dental implant in a dentist office, get more information about the procedure from our experts. Dental implants may be called cosmetic dentistry, but the truth is that dental implants should be done by a highly trained professional oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Don’t deny yourself this vital service because insurance tends to label it cosmetic. It is important to your health and long term well-being. Call our Queen Creek or Gilbert AZ office for a consultation.