Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

At Blossom Dental Care, we’ve known some of our clients to be anxious about undergoing cosmetic dentistry. There are lots of myths around that portray cosmetic treatments negatively, and this simply isn’t the case! As a private dentist based in York, we’re here to set the record straight – so here are 5 myths surrounding cosmetic dentistry that you need to know.

  • Veneers and crowns are the same

Not only are veneers and crowns two different things, but they treat different things, too. Veneers are like a new shell for your tooth – covering the front surface entirely, and specially bonded to keep them in place. Most people opt for veneers when they have a discoloured tooth or crooked tooth they want to cover up. They’re a common cosmetic treatment carried out by many dentists. Crowns, on the other hand, are a restorative treatment for damaged teeth, whether through decay or injury and help ‘fix’ the tooth. In either case, crowns and veneers are colour-matched to your natural teeth and are custom-made to fit perfectly. If you’re unsure about which treatment you need, your private dentist can advise you.

  • Cosmetic treatments look fake

Dentists who carry out cosmetic treatments will always aim for natural results. That’s why false teeth are closely matched in colour to your existing teeth, and why more natural-looking materials are used, too. For treatments like whitening, your private dentist will recommend how many shades brighter to take your smile, so that while your teeth will look whiter, they won’t look bleached.

  • I don’t need to maintain cosmetic treatments

The basis of any treatment should be good oral health, which means brushing and flossing twice a day. For example, while you may be able to replace missing teeth with implants, this doesn’t mean you can relax on good dental care. You’ll need to follow the same routine you would with your natural teeth. For treatments like whitening, you’ll need to avoid food and drink that could stain and discolour your teeth, for example, coffee and red wine. Your dentist can give you more tips on how to maintain your cosmetic treatment.

  • Cosmetic dentistry gets expensive

Extensive dental work can get costly – you’re paying for quality and expertise, as well as the usual things you associate with private dentists, like faster turnaround times. Here at Blossom Dental Care in York, we believe everyone should have access to the care and treatments they need – whether it’s a dental need or a cosmetic one. It’s for this reason that we offer flexible finance, with 0% interest available over 12 months to help with the cost of treatment.

  • Cosmetic treatments can be damaging

At Blossom Dental Care, a renowned private dentist in York, we’re committed to maintaining and improving the health of your smile, as well as its appearance. We’ll always do our best to advise you on the best treatments for you and will rule out anything we feel is unsuitable. We also offer consultations for more in-depth treatments, so that you can fully understand what’s involved in the process and how to get the best out of your teeth.

If you’re looking for a dentist in York, look no further than Blossom Dental Care. Contact us today and we’ll be in touch very soon to discuss your treatment.