By Midtown Dental Studio, L.L.C.
May 12, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry isn't just for looks.

When some people hear about cosmetic dentistry, they may immediately think of it as a frivolous luxury. However, Dr. Travon Holt and his cosmetic dentistrystaff at Midtown Dental Studio in Atlanta, Georgia want to dispel this myth. Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just aesthetics; it can help patients achieve dental function that they thought they'd never feel again, and can help them retain their smiles for a lifetime. Here's more about why cosmetic dentistry is more than just a bright smile:

Orthodontics

Midtown Dental Studio in Atlanta is pleased to offer Invisalign, a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using clear plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth. By wearing these "invisible braces," patients smooth out their smile and eliminate crowding and overlaps that are notorious for trapping food particles. These areas are "hot spots" for decay because they're often hidden and go untouched by toothbrushes or floss. Straight teeth aren't just attractive... they're healthier as well!

Dental implants

Missing teeth can be unattractive, but there's another facet to them that most patients don't realize. When you have gaps in your smile from a tooth that has been extracted or lost to trauma, your other teeth are missing a vital part of their support structure. The teeth on either side of the gap begin to migrate into the empty, essentially searching for something to bump up against. This can cause teeth to dislodge, resulting in more tooth loss. This "domino effect" can be stopped in its tracks with dental implants from your Midtown Atlanta cosmetic dentist, which replace the entire structure of a missing tooth by implanting a small post under the gum line that holds the visible part of the restoration - the crown - in place.

Dentures

Like dental implants, dentures are designed to take the place of natural teeth that have been lost. Wearing dentures crafted by your Midtown Atlanta cosmetic dentist, Dr. Holt, offer the appearance of a more natural smile and actually "prop up" the muscles in the face, helping the wearer appear younger. But dentures also serve a more long-term purpose; they make chewing foods like vegetables and meat easier, allowing patients to maintain a proper diet as well.

If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, we encourage your to call Midtown Dental Studio in Atlanta, Georgia and set up a consultation with Dr. Travon Holt.

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