Ever since cosmetic surgery became available in dental practices many people saw it as a cure-all for bad teeth. The advent of laser surgery and new products in dental care allowed people to transform their poor smiles through a number of procedures including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental fillings, root canals and cosmetic gum surgery among others. While almost everyone would love to have perfectly straight pearly white teeth surgery is not recommended in all cases and in fact may be detrimental to the health of your teeth in the long run. Yes cosmetic surgery performed by a dentist can lead to pain relief, fixed teeth and a bright smile but consider the pros and cons before you make an appointment to have cosmetic surgery done.
First off cosmetic surgery in any field is not cheap and rarely will a health care provider cover the costs. White teeth are nice to have but by no means necessary to living a full and healthy life. While people who work in television and film may have career reasons for improving the look of their mouth and smile it is not something just anyone can write off as a business decision. In addition many studies have been performed relating to psychology and how people view themselves versus what everyone else sees and more often than not people opt for plastic surgery for a quick fix to a problem that actually goes much deeper than just the teeth. In this regard cosmetic surgery is not recommended since the instant benefits of the surgery will not have any impact on a person's long term issues of self-esteem and confidence in his or her appearance.
Second, consider that corrective surgery is still in its infancy when it comes to dental practices and you do run the risk of complications you should decide to undergo surgery. Just like other surgical operations there are risks involved in dental surgery including lingering pain long after the surgery, recovery times of up to six months or longer and of course negative reactions to local anesthesia and the development of health problems such as hemorrhaging and swollen gums. These complications may have nothing to do with the skill of an oral surgeon but rather the result of your own unique physical and chemical body make-up that may make you a less than prime candidate for cosmetic surgery.
Lastly consider that cosmetic surgery in dentistry can not always provide a magic fix to broken or stained teeth. Yes whitening procedures have improved, especially with the use of lasers, but too often patients put unrealistic pressure on a doctor or dentist to make them "perfect" when no such thing exists. It is a good idea to have a realistic conversation with your dentist prior to cosmetic surgery so you have an idea of what to expect in terms of results. There are many benefits to dental cosmetic surgery but to consider it a magical elixir that will make you instantly happy and adored by everyone is the first sign that it is not right for you.
Source by Kevin McLaughlin