Benefits of cosmetic dentistry beyond looks

Cosmetic dentistry is often considered as just being an aesthetic treatment, and while there are several visual reasons to visit a cosmetic dentist, you’d be surprised how much more there is to getting cosmetic dental treatments.

A visit to a cosmetic dentist is an investment in a happier, healthier future for you and your smile.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry

A clear distinction can be made between general dentistry –  aimed at healing and repairing – and procedures primarily associated with improving dento-facial aesthetics, i.e. correcting any irregularities and ensuring that a person has even, well-proportioned and white teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry, as the name suggests, is focused on the latter goal. With a fairly wide range of procedures that utilize cutting-edge modern technology, a good dentist can help create teeth that are even and aesthetically shaped, as well as a gum line that enhances the overall look. However, just because the main goal of cosmetic dentistry is a better looking smile, there are still auxiliary benefits to visiting your local cosmetic dentist. 

Health benefits of Cosmetic dentistry

Tooth decay, plaque and other oral diseases not only affect dental health, but they also negatively influence our overall health. Oral diseases can affect everything from eating habits and digestive issues to respiratory health and stroke.

Cosmetic dentistry can make a significant impact on oral health problems or to repair damage caused by oral disease. 

Our dentists have decades of experience in both general and cosmetic dentistry, allowing them to help you understand both the health and aesthetic benefits of the dental procedures you’re considering. If you’re not sure which procedure would be best for you, book a consultation to discuss your options based on your needs and budget. 

Reducing aging effects on dental health

As you age, your teeth slowly lose their quality. You may have chipped or crooked teeth, and through the course of life even missing teeth can be a mounting concern as a consequence of everything from accidents to tooth decay. Time, smoking and coffee stained teeth can also be a common problem as time passes – resulting in discolored or yellow teeth. These are just a few examples of why people of all ages should consult their cosmetic dentist on the best solution for creating the perfect smile that features the look and health of your younger days.

Dental implants are the ultimate solution to a missing tooth. As they replace the root of a missing tooth they help keep the natural look and bone structure of the jaw as well as restoring the practical benefits of having a full set of teeth. It takes around six months for the titanium implant to fully integrate with the jaw, at which point a porcelain crown can be applied. With proper care and regular checkups, a dental implant can last for the rest of your life, so it is a wise investment in your future.

Boost your confidence with the perfect smile

The benefits of cosmetic dental treatments exceed more than just vanity, its important to consider the psychological benefit of a brighter, healthier smile.

Having discolored or missing teeth can cause low self-esteem due to insecurities about perceived imperfections. When a person thinks that they aren’t physically attractive, it reflects on all the social spheres in their lives; they may start avoiding social gatherings, smiling less often and becoming more easily intimidated.

If you feel like you’re not the best you can be because of a gummy smile or crooked teeth, then the cosmetic procedures we offer at our Bondi Junction and North Sydney dental clinics may be able to help.

These are just some of the benefits of seeing a cosmetic dentist, but rest assured our team is here to guide you through every stage of the process. Feel free to make a booking for a cosmetic dental consultation at our North Sydney or Bondi Junction locations and we can step you through the best solution for the health, look and feel of your smile.

About Dr. Tam

Dr. Michael Tam BDS (NZ) Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (Syd) has over 25 years of experience in the dental field and with a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, he obtained a Distinction Award from the NZDA in Continuing Dental Education and has met with dental practices in London, Europe, Asia, America, and Canada. With years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Tam and his team have performed countless cosmetic dentistry procedures in Sydney, across Australia and overseas so rest assured your teeth will be well taken care of.


Written by smilebydesign
Dr. Michael Tam is a distinguished dentist with over 25 years of experience, currently leading Smile By Design in Sydney, Australia. Specializing in cosmetic dentistry and dental implantology, Dr. Tam has trained at prestigious institutions like Harvard and King's College London. Passionate about improving patients' lives through cutting-edge dental care, he also dedicates time to educating future professionals and engaging in charitable work.