Modern dentistry emphasizes the importance of keeping the natural teeth as long as possible through a combination of good oral hygiene, preventive dental care and cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.
Charlotte cosmetic dentist Dr. Richard Van Gurp often recommends a cosmetic treatment to not only enhance a patient’s smile but also improve their oral health. Cosmetic dentistry can strengthen the natural teeth and support keeping them strong and healthy for the long run.
Patients who maintain their smile as they age are also more likely to experience a good quality of life in later years without having to compromise their diet or ability to speak well because of lost teeth or oral appliances. Being able to maintain the natural teeth is also important for bone retention in the jaw – lost teeth can lead to bone shrinkage which gives an older appearance to the face. Patients who feel confident about their smile will smile more often!
Dr. Van Gurp offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatment options:
After a thorough exam and consultation, Dr. Van Gurp will make treatment recommendations based on a patient’s dental health as well as their cosmetic concerns and goals: it is important for any underlying dental problems to be addressed for dentistry to offer lasting and comfortable results.