5 Misconceptions About Cosmetic Dentistry

A lot of people have misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry. That is unfortunate because cosmetic dental treatments can work a world of wonders when it comes to restoring the smile you once had, or even giving you the smile you never had but always dreamed of. So, with that in mind, we would like to put a few myths to rest once and for all. We could probably go on and on for a long time, but for the purposes of this brief post, we will just deal with five of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Cosmetic Dentistry Is Just for Rich People

This is absolutely not true. No one is going to tell you that you will get cosmetic dentistry treatments at Dollar Tree prices, but you might be surprised at how very affordable many treatments can be. Often, all you need to get your smile back is a whitening treatment, and this is the least expensive cosmetic dentistry treatment, and also one of the longest-lasting. Crowns are fairly expensive, but many of the issues that are corrected by means of crowns can also be dealt with using far less costly treatments, like porcelain veneers or bonding. There are cosmetic dentistry treatments that are within practically anyone’s means, so horrific expense is just one of the misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry.

  1. You Have to Have a Full Smile Makeover

This is also not true. It is very rare that a patient has to have full-mouth treatments. Even a single cosmetic dentistry treatment can result in a significant improvement in our smile.

  1. Cosmetic Dental Treatments Take Forever

No! If you are having braces installed, then yes, the treatment will take quite some time – usually a year to two years. But many dental issues can be corrected in mere hours. Porcelain veneers, for instance, take only a visit or two to make and install. Whitening treatments can be done in half an hour. Dental bonding can take less than half an hour.

  1. Cosmetic Treatments are Painful

Why would you think that? This is one of the misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry that troubles us the most – we do not want to hurt you! Many cosmetic treatments require little or no preparation, and can be done even without the use of a local anesthetic. And any time your dentist does any kind of treatment, he or she is going to make sure that you are not in pain.

  1. Every Dentist Offers Cosmetic Dentistry

General dentists often do not offer cosmetic procedures. One of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry is that anyone can do it. The fact is, a cosmetic dentist takes extensive training to be able to do the procedures that can enhance your smile.

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So, now you know what is not true about cosmetic dentistry. Now that your misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry are cleared up, why not contact us for a consultation? Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio is conveniently located at 4143 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312. You can call us at 718-984-7700 to book an appointment, or arrange one by using the form on our Contact Us page. Let’s get to work on your smile!