According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), discoloration and misalignment are the top factors that make a smile look unattractive. Cosmetic dentistry helps improve the appearance of your smile, but it also goes beyond aesthetic appeal. Let’s discuss why Dr. Locke’s cosmetic treatments are so important for your smile and health.

Whitening, Bonding, and Veneers Improve Appearance

The AACD revealed that people with bright smiles are more attractive, popular, and friendly. About 98 percent of people agree that a smile is very important to a person’s image. Stains, chips, missing teeth, and other smile imperfections can make your smile look aged and worn out—which can make your overall appearance look dull. However, whitening, veneers, and bonding can brighten your smile to make you look younger and fresher. In addition, a smile makeover will improve your confidence and make you want to smile more. Smiling acts as a natural facelift by raising your facial muscles, making you look friendlier and youthful.

Dental Crowns and Implants Restore Function

The AACD also reports that people with beautiful smiles are more successful. Misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable and painful. However, realignment will reduce your discomfort and improve your confidence, so you will be able to concentrate better on your work and performance. Additionally, cosmetic restorations like crowns and implants can improve your daily functioning. Crooked, broken, and missing teeth can make it difficult to chew or speak properly. It’s also important to replace missing teeth because your surrounding teeth can shift into the empty space in your mouth and contribute to further misalignments. Broken teeth also need to be restored to reduce sensitivity, infection, and further breakage. Fortunately, Dr. Locke offers durable dental crowns and implants to restore full function to your mouth and prevent additional complications.

Cosmetic dental treatments can help enhance your appearance and improve your function. To discuss which cosmetic service is best for you, contact our Waco dentist office at (254) 776-4888 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Locke. We welcome patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and the surrounding Central Texas area.