Wake Forest dentist emphasizes the importance of a healthy mouth before beautifying a smile with cosmetic treatments
You may have turned to Supremia Dentistry to whiten a dingy smile or reshape a misshapen tooth. Dr. Edmond Suh and his team take great pride in helping patients feel better about how they look. When you feel better about your appearance, you may have the confidence to go after that raise or to expand your social circle. A better smile can truly transform your life. The Supremia Dentistry team sees these transformations every day.
However, even those dental procedures deemed cosmetic could have big implications for your oral health. When your oral health suffers, your overall health suffers because the mouth and the rest of the body are interconnected.
Why is restoring health so important?
It is important with any dental procedure to have a strong foundation for the aesthetic treatment. You get that foundation from teeth and gum tissue. If you do not have appropriate levels of supporting bone and gums, you will not have the foundation necessary to achieve success with cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers.
If you wait too long to address pre-existing problems such as gum disease it can add to the complexity of treatments necessary to address tooth loss such as dental implants. In other words, you may even jeopardize the treatment needed to bring your mouth back to function, as supportive bone is necessary for the new tooth.
Even a procedure that seems low-risk, such as teeth whitening, can cause a series of problems for individuals with untreated disease and decay. The powerful agents used to whiten and bleach the teeth can penetrate existing areas of decay. If you had relatively minor decay that could have been easily corrected with a small filling, the whitening can worsen the problem and eventually lead to an infection or a painful, pus-filled abscess. A filling may no longer be sufficient to correct the problem.
Supremia Dentistry offers a number of options to improve the look of your smile. However, your dentist in Wake Forest, Dr. Edmond Suh, will first want to examine your teeth before moving forward with any treatments including in-office bleaching, at-home whitening, or veneers securely applied to the front of the tooth. Call 919 556 6200 to schedule an appointment. A beautiful mouth is a healthy mouth.