Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot for your smile, yet certain myths have sprung up around it. At Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall, we try to dispel some of them.
Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile
Many cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Dental implants are probably the best example. Implants prevent problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.
Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth
Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and can be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.
Myth #3: At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits are as Effective as Professional Whitening
At Karen E Williamson D.D.S., we offer teeth whitening treatments that are more effective than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide the best results and can often lead to uneven coloring.
Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth
Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
There has never been any myth about the general dentistry provided by Karen E Williamson DDS in Rockwall. We take good care of our patients, and make sure they have healthy teeth and gums. Call us today to schedule an appointment.