Cosmetic Dentistry – An Enhanced Smile After Years of Neglect
Cosmetic dentistry can make a difference in a person’s life! Recently I had a patient come in with severe gum problems on her upper front teeth (periodontal disease). She admitted she did not take very good care of her teeth and was finally concerned that they may fall out.
We worked with her on her home care, coaching her on what she needed to be doing every day for herself. And then we removed four of the upper front teeth and replaced two of the lower front teeth with removable partial dentures. They are not as cosmetic as dental bridges or dental implants, but fit into the patient’s budget better. Now the patient states that she never goes to bed without thoroughly cleaning her teeth! The improvement in her oral health is amazing. And the patient has an appreciation for the results that cosmetic dentistry has made in her life.