As you know, cosmetic dentistry is an area of dental care that is generally considered elective because, well, you don’t need your smile to look better in order to promote good oral health. Maintaining the optimal condition of your smile relies on prevention and restorative care. However, you may find yourself wondering one day about the specifics within cosmetic care. Is it ever deemed necessary? How can you sort through matching care with your wants? Then again, what if you really want it but you’re not ready? Since accessing this area of care is so different from those that support your smile health, we understand your uncertainty and our Riverside, CA team is ready to offer guidance!

The Only Time You May “Need” It

As mentioned, you don’t usually require cosmetic dentistry because it’s elective … because it makes your smile look nicer but this has absolutely no impact on your oral health. That is, unless you have a minor issue that isn’t causing serious problems but it is causing minor issues. Let’s get specific: Maybe you have a chipped tooth. It isn’t harming your oral health but it is damaging your soft tissue, your tongue, etc. when the sharp edge of your tooth cuts it. Or, maybe you have a space between your teeth that catches food (making hygiene more difficult and cavities more likely) or you get your tongue tissue pinched in it. In such cases, you may need cosmetic care like bonding or contouring to fix the problem.

Matching Your Smile “Wants” With Treatments

How to match the changes you want for your smile with the correct cosmetic dentistry treatment? You might think we have a very long answer for you but instead, it is a very short one: Schedule a consultation. We will explain everything, as we help you match wants with best suited options.

Starting Immediately Or Waiting On Cosmetic Changes

When you choose cosmetic dentistry is completely your call! Remember, there are no oral health risks if you wait on it, so simply take your time, decide when you’re ready, and give us a call.

Become More Familiar With Seeking Cosmetic Care

Get better acquainted with the process of accessing cosmetic care, how to make it work for you, and what your timeline might look like. Schedule a visit with us when you are ready to dive in and learn more! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.