Why Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentist Makes a Big Difference
Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio
Combining Function and Aesthetics in Cosmetic Dentistry
Whether you are considering tooth whitening, replacing your old fillings, or a full smile makeover, the most important decision you will make is choosing your cosmetic dentist. The right cosmetic dentist will make a difference not just in how your restorations look, but in how well they work, how long they last, and whether they cause more problems than they cure.
Appearance: More than Meets the Eye
What makes for an attractive smile is more than just a matter of white, straight teeth. Instead, there are many intricate factors that the eye recognizes at a glance. The shape of the tooth, the proportion of the teeth in comparison to each other, and the overall proportions of the smile to the face size and shape all must be taken into account.
The right cosmetic dentist understands all these elements, and even if they don't discuss the complexities with you, these factors make a difference in your final result.
The best tooth restorations not only look good, but function well. They improve your ability to chew food, but can do much more. If designed with the principles of neuromuscular dentistry in mind, the best restorations can also have a positive impact on your general health by alleviating the symptoms of TMJ.
Functional restorations will also not hurt your other teeth. Poorly designed, selected, or placed restorations can increase the wear on opposing teeth. This can lead to or contribute to future problems on these opposing teeth, including cavities, chips, and cracks. The right cosmetic dentist will understand neuromuscular dentistry and also take care in designing your restoration to ensure your other teeth are not affected.
The best restorations look good not just today, but for years to come. To design restorations that last, a cosmetic dentist must look at the underlying causes of a dental problem. Then your cosmetic dentist will address these underlying causes rather than just throwing a restoration in harm's way.
Creating lasting beauty also means selecting conservative treatments. Even with advanced dental technology, your unaltered tooth is stronger and more durable than most dental restorations that might be used, so a good cosmetic dentist will find ways to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible.
Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist
Finding the right cosmetic dentist for you can be a real challenge. We give some tips on our How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist page, but if you are looking for a dentist with training in how to make the longest-lasting and best-looking restorations, consider a dentist who, like Dr. Raymond Sheridan, has graduated from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), where dentists learn how to combine the principles of cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Sheridan is dedicated to giving his patients beautiful, functional, and lasting dental treatments. To learn whether he is the right dentist for you, please schedule a free consultation at Sheridan Dental, serving clients in Grove City, Dublin, Circleville, Hilliard and throughout Columbus, Ohio.