With a New Year coming, it’s a good time to think about improving your smile, and also using any remaining dental benefits you have for 2016. If it has been more than six months since your last check up you should call for an appointment. If you are up to date on your dental visits, Dentistry of Johns Creek has some suggestions for things to consider that you might have overlooked earlier in the year.
Cosmetic dentistry is not always covered by your dental plan, but if you need dental work for your oral health that also happens to have cosmetic benefits, you may be covered. This scenario is actually quite common. For example, broken or damaged teeth, decayed teeth, and crooked teeth are bad for your oral health, so correcting these problems is usually covered by dental insurance. A tooth that is broken or badly decayed can be completely restored with a crown. This allows the tooth root and healthy portion of the tooth to remain in place while the damaged area is removed and replaced with a crown. The result is a complete, natural-looking and fully functioning tooth.
Missing teeth should be replaced, even if you have just one missing tooth and even if it is in the back of your mouth. Just a single missing tooth can begin a shifting of your other teeth, so if you don’t replace the missing tooth, in several years you could have crooked teeth. Dental insurance often covers replacement with a denture or bridge.
Cosmetic procedures that are not covered by insurance can be well worth the investment because of the dramatic change they can make to your smile and your emotional well-being. There are few things more damaging to the ego than bad teeth. Having your teeth whitened or made over with veneers or bonding can have an incredibly positive effect on your self-esteem and interaction with other people. Dr. Robert Shackelford, DDS offers a procedure called a smile lift, which builds up your teeth to improve the look of your lips and give a more youthful appearance to your face.
Dr. Robert Shackelford, DDS and the staff at Dentistry of Johns Creek provide a warm and friendly atmosphere while offering their experience and skills to keep your oral health at its best. Call our office in Suwanee bordering Johns Creek, Georgia to set up an appointment for a consultation or exam.
This article is not meant to take the place of professional dental advice. If you have any questions, please give us a call.