If you're wondering if now is the right time to get the cosmetic dentistry treatment you are interested in, there is no time like the present! In Crystal Lake, IL, experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Preet Sandhu has seen patients in various stages of their lives, from children, to newlyweds to people getting ready to retire from long careers. There are many phases of your adult life in which cosmetic dentistry may be a good fit. In fact, it's the right time to pursue these treatments as soon as you decide you want them, because cosmetic dentistry is a great way to not only improve your smile, but enhance your complete dental wellness also.
When You Realize Your Dental Wellness is Important
Cosmetic dentistry doesn't merely cover up cosmetic flaws. It enhances the appearance of your smile while simultaneously improving the health and function of your teeth. When a tooth problem is aesthetically undesirable, it often signifies a functional or structural problem as well. There is often an overlap between aesthetic and structural tooth issues. Therefore, a decision to pursue your cosmetic dental goals is equivalent to prioritizing your dental wellness.
Here are some of the cosmetic dental issues that also present structural/functional problems:
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth edges
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth discolored by decay
- Recessed gum tissue
- Misshapen teeth
Misaligned and misshapen teeth can alter the position of your bite, causing an unbalanced relationship between the upper and lower jaw. This misalignment can lead to jaw soreness, facial soreness, headaches and difficulty chewing. So straightening your teeth is one example of the overlap between aesthetic-functional problems.
When You Want to Look Your Best
Looking and feeling your best is another reason you may be interested in cosmetic dentistry. You deserve to look and feel your best! Sometimes, it takes an important event or change in our lives to motivate us to improve our dental health and smiles. These life changes often include:
- Job interviews
- Job promotions
- Retirement parties
- Family reunions
- Holiday parties
- Birthdays that to you represent a milestone
It really could be any change in your life that makes you realize you want your best smile on display. While treatments like teeth whitening are completed in a single office visit (providing immediate results), others require a little more planning. If you want to completely make over your smile, a treatment like porcelain veneers requires 2-3 appointments to make sure you are a candidate, prepare your teeth, take impressions of your teeth and to make the veneers themselves. Talk to Dr. Sandhu about the right treatment plan for your goals.
When You Realize It's Never Too Late
Cosmetic dentistry patients are adults of diverse ages and stages of life. Many of these patients are age 55 and over. It's never too late to improve your teeth, gums and smile. Whitening your teeth, replacing missing teeth, veneers for aesthetically unpleasing teeth – all of these cosmetic services and others can boost your self-esteem, feelings of attractiveness and youthful characteristics. Don't hesitate to ask Dr. Sandhu what you can do to accomplish your smile goals.
Your Consultation in Crystal Lake
Interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry? Want to find out why Dr. Sandhu's patients return to our practice again and again? Please call our friendly, experienced staff at 815-893-6345, or complete the contact form on this page. We look forward to telling you more about our Crystal Lake, IL practice and arranging a consultation for you.