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Dentist Chandler AZ Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry in Chandler has come a long way in the past 20 years. The field has become such a part of mainstream dentistry that it's difficult to find a general dentist nowadays who doesn't offer some level of basic cosmetic treatments. Despite this, there are still some misperceptions about the field of cosmetic dentistry that keep people from considering simple procedures that improve the appearance of healthy teeth.

Dr. Mark Arooni, general and cosmetic dentist in Chandler, AZ, wants everyone to be able to improve their smile. A beautiful smile can lift your spirits and improve your self-confidence in all interactions, both personal and professional.

If you'd like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call our Chandler, AZ dental practice today at 480-855-1200 to learn about conservative treatments and subtle improvements to brighten your smile.

1. Cosmetic Dentistry is Only For the Super-rich
As industry techniques and materials have become more advanced, the cost of cosmetic treatments has fallen considerably. One treatment in particular, cosmetic bonding, is incredibly affordable because the materials it uses are the same composite resins used in dental fillings. It does require a high degree of training and artistic skill on the dentist's part, of course, so that's much of what the cost covers. At-home whitening treatments are also quite affordable, and allow you to control the results.

2. Only Vain People are Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry
You aren't accused of being “vain” for taking pride in your wardrobe, showering regularly, and the other personal grooming habits that maintain a professional appearance; improving your smile is no different. We all want to look our best. The bottom line is that in our culture a bright, beautiful smile has become a standard of personal grooming. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, most people will still develop stains, chips, cracks, and other flaws that are distracting to others when flawless teeth are the norm.

3. Cosmetic Treatments Look Artificial and Fake
It may be true that some treatments did, at one time, increase the overall size of your teeth. But we assure you that innovations in the materials and fabrication of such treatments have improved so much that this no longer happens. Porcelain veneers may have sometimes made teeth look like chiclets gum, years ago, but today they are constructed of a wafer-thin layer of high-tech dental porcelain that no one will detect. Porcelain veneers, as it may be, are so popular today that we guarantee you've seen them on a friend or acquaintance and didn't even know it!

4. Cosmetic Improvements Damage Your Teeth
Contrary to what you might hear out there, whitening treatments do not “strip away layers of your enamel.” We suspect this myth started because store-bought whitening treatments sometime cause a burning sensation in the gums (which never happens with dentist-provided whitening treatments, by the way). In the dental industry, we are always dentists first. Here at Mark Arooni DDS in Chandler we would never advocate or offer treatments that harm the health and function of your natural teeth. In fact, many treatments can actually make your teeth stronger, by providing a protective layer of a durable artificial material between your teeth and the elements.

5. Cosmetic Improvements are Unstable and Require Constant Maintenance
While it's true that some cosmetic treatments will need to be monitored at your regular six-month dental appointments, it will be the same level of maintenance and monitoring you need for dental fillings. If you are okay with having fillings, cosmetic treatments, such veneers and bonding, are no different in their stability and life-span. With Dr. Arooni, we never let you go home with a cosmetic treatment that is unstable. For example, once porcelain veneers have been permanently affixed, they will be stable and sturdy for many years to come. You may even forget that they are even there!

If you'd like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call our Chandler, AZ dental practice today at 480-855-1200 to learn about conservative treatments and subtle improvements to brighten your smile.