If you’re not satisfied with your smile, join the club. You’d probably be hard-pressed to find someone who’s totally satisfied with the teeth that Mother Nature, genetics or pure chance delivered to them. If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry and you’re in the Mundelein, IL area, come to Michael Roessler DDS today!
Often, our lifestyle choices can harm the appearance of our teeth, but let’s be a little realistic – who really wants to give up coffee, tea, cola drinks and red wine? We don’t know about you, but we definitely have our guilty pleasures. Sometimes, too, your teeth can end up being damaged through no real fault of your own. Perhaps you’ve sustained an injury to your mouth, or bitten down hard on something and ended up with chips or cracks in your teeth. Maybe you’ve taken a certain antibiotic – tetracycline is a big offender – and ended up with discolored areas on your teeth as a result. Whatever the cause of your unsightly teeth, there are a number of solutions thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of cosmetic dentistry will, of course, vary somewhat depending on the type of procedures that you select.
Cosmetic dentistry comprises many treatments, all of which are designed to improve the appearance of your smile. Some procedures have the added benefit of restoring functionality to your teeth, but the main purpose is aesthetic. This is where we come to a slight disadvantage. Unless a cosmetic procedure is also necessary to restore functionality, insurance companies will generally not cover it. If you need crowns, for instance, to protect a damaged tooth and relieve pain, chances are it will be covered. If you’re looking at crowns to simply restore the appearance of your teeth, the insurance company isn’t going to be forthcoming. So, you might be asking yourself if it’s really worth the investment.
To answer that question, you have to ask yourself another – “How much does this cosmetic issue really bother me?” If you find that you’re embarrassed to smile and it’s affecting your self-confidence, we think we could make the argument that a visit to a cosmetic dentist might be in order. And you might be surprised to learn that many cosmetic treatments aren’t really all that expensive. Porcelain veneers, for example, are a relatively inexpensive solution. If your teeth are stained, a whitening treatment can correct the problem. With the huge range of cosmetic dentistry options available, no one should have to live with a smile that is less than satisfactory.