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Cosmetic dentists are in high demand. Since the pandemic, people have become more conscious of their smiles and how they look to other people. This “Zoom boom” has left many people in Ontario wondering if they also need a cosmetic dentist.

Fundamentally, cosmetic dentistry is important for restoring a person’s smile and improving the condition of the teeth. This has numerous side benefits such as improving self-esteem. People who need cosmetic dentistry usually fall into a number of camps.

Teeth Need Whitening

If your teeth are discolored, lightly or greatly, then you are likely a candidate for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. A cosmetic dentist will either provide on-site treatment or give you a take-home tray which you will use to whiten your teeth at home over some period of time.

Although there are teeth whitening products you can purchase over-the-counter, these are not tailored to your specific requirements. For instance, they do not take into account your teeth’s sensitivity, any cavities you have, problems with crowns, darker stains in parts of your teeth, and other unique elements of your teeth.

Dental veneers are the most popular teeth whitening solution. Your Elm Hill Oakville dentist will typically apply ceramic-based veneers, which are strips that are placed over your teeth. These veneers are designed to match the size, and shape of your teeth so they fit snugly.

Many people have stained teeth, due to coffee or wine drinking, smoking, drinking sodas, and other dietary habits.

Crooked Teeth

For those whose teeth need straightening, cosmetic dentistry is also useful. This is typically done through dental aligners such as Invisalign, dental braces, and teeth retainers.

Teeth straightening should be done through a cosmetic dentist rather than over-the-counter solutions, because a cosmetic dentist can design the solution around your mouth and its unique features.

You Are Uncomfortable with Your Smile

If you do not like the overall look of your smile, then a cosmetic dentist will be able to help you get the smile that you want. It’s important to feel good about yourself and one of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry is its ability to raise a person’s self-esteem.

You Have Some Teeth Missing

Some people succumb to missing teeth. This can harm their ability to properly chew food, and also ultimately affect the structure of the surrounding teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum and surrounding teeth will shift to fill the gaps. Cosmetic dentists will usually place dental implants into the affected areas. These are far more effective solutions than traditional dentures and have the look and feel of natural teeth, and if taken care of, can last a lifetime.

Your Work Depends on Your Looks

For social media influencers, actors, heads of public businesses, and other people whose income derives from how they look, it is important to have the perfect smile.

Cosmetic dentists are used to working with such people and giving them the perfect, natural-looking smiles that they need to impress their clients and viewers.