Oral hygiene and cosmetic dentistry go hand in hand. If you suffer from poor oral health, cosmetic dentistry isn’t an option. Your teeth and gums must be free from tooth decay and gum disease if you have your heart set on porcelain veneers or invisible braces.
According to Dr. Jack Ringer, a past president and an accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a solid foundation is the key to successful cosmetic dentistry procedures, regardless of the treatment. Even professional teeth whitening requires healthy teeth and gums.
If you have gum disease, any procedure will make it worse. Teeth whitening gels, pastes, gels, or mouth rinses irritate sensitive gum tissue and if you are receding, the problem is only made worse with tooth whitening.
Porcelain veneers require a clean bill of health for your teeth and gums. If you have cavities, those will need to be filled prior to porcelain veneer preparation. The same goes with gum disease. Gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease will need to be taken care of with a professional teeth cleaning, root planing and scaling or another gum disease treatment as recommended by your Anaheim Hills dentist.
Dental implants, although considered restorative, are also cosmetic, and while they make your teeth functional and beautiful, need a healthy foundation to begin with. If you suffer from gum disease or have dental caries, Dr. Ringer and his team will address those issues before continuing with dental implant therapy.
Although not everyone is a good candidate for clear braces, those that are need healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Ringer cannot stress the importance of a healthy mouth before you have your teeth straightened. Although clear braces are removed when you brush and floss, you need to have healthy teeth and gums to begin with.
Covering up cavities is only good if you are filling a tooth. Dental bonding may not be enough for deep cavities. If you are using dental bonding as a cosmetic solution, your dentist in Anaheim will make sure that you are free from gum disease and tooth decay.
The same can be said about inlays, onlays and healthy teeth and gums. Because a dental material is used to repair, restore or revitalize cracked, chipped or broken teeth, those teeth will need to be healthy. If cavities are present, Dr. Ringer will take care of those first.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, healthy teeth and gums are the first priority. Having a beautiful smile is possible and beautiful when you schedule a complete dental examination with Dr. Ringer. Dr. Ringer will determine what treatments need to be scheduled and if dental restoration and repair is necessary before cosmetic dentistry.
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call or click and talk to Dr. Ringer and his team from Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Anaheim Hills today.
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