Reality television is probably a big reason that the word “cosmetic” does not have a good reputation. All the makeover shows and programs emphasizing cosmetic surgeries has left some people with wrong or false ideas about treatments like cosmetic dentistry. This is why Carter Yokoyama, DDS in Kailua-Kona wants to help patients recognize that there are many benefits of cosmetic dentistry, and several go well beyond esthetics.

Looking at Cosmetic Dentistry

What is the goal of the cosmetic dentist? Dr. Yokoyama will work with our patients to find out what issues with their teeth or gums have left them eager to find a cosmetic remedy. The goal is always to provide the patient with a good solution, but even more important is to ensure optimal oral health. In the end, our patients will be able to smile confidently, knowing their teeth and gums are as healthy as they look.

So, that tells us a few things about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. First, it is available to our patients to help them overcome any esthetic issues they have. Secondly, it begins on a foundation of optimal oral health, meaning you finish treatment with a totally healthy and functional smile. Finally, it will improve self-confidence and self-esteem.

Are these the only benefits of cosmetic dentistry? No, because there are many cosmetic treatments that can also provide a bit of restoration. As your dentist in Kailua-Kona, might provide you with a treatment like porcelain veneers. This is an incredibly versatile form of cosmetic dentistry, and veneers offer a functional and durable improvement to teeth that are stained, unevenly sized or shaped, slightly misaligned or damaged. It is the last issue – the damaged teeth – where we can see how veneers prove additional benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

How? They bind to the teeth and are made of incredibly durable materials. Because of that, veneers not only improve the looks of damaged teeth but add a large amount of stability and protection.

Find the Right Cosmetic Dentistry Solution for You

Whether you are interested in teeth whitening, veneers, or even some straightening through a Six-Month Smile treatment, there are multiple benefits to be gained. Are you eager to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options? If so, give us a call at our Kailua-Kona, HI office at 808-322-0101. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.