Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

One of the first things people notice about you is your smile – and of course you want to make a dazzling first impression. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths flying around about cosmetic dentistry, resulting in many people thinking they have no choice but to live unhappily with an imperfect smile. The following is a look at the top 5 cosmetic dentistry myths:



Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #1: Results Will Look Fake

While this may have been true in the past, thanks to massive improvements in the technology and tools used in cosmetic dentistry, today it is possible to achieve a completely natural appearance and smile – and feel too! A highly trained dental professional is able to give great results that won’t be known to anyone but yourself.

Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #2: Procedures are Painful

We find that a lot of our patients assume that a dental procedure is going to be painful, then are happily surprised when they learn that cosmetic dentistry is often absolutely pain-free. We are very careful to ensure that your mouth is completely numb throughout the procedure and that you won’t feel a thing.

Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #3: Too Expensive

Although it is true that certain procedures can be quite costly, today a higher demand from patients and advancements in technology has meant that there are many more affordable options than ever before. By examining your treatment needs as well as your budget – we will happily work with you and explore your options.

Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #4: Over-the-counter Products are Just as Effective for Teeth Whitening

The high grade of bleach for teeth whitening that a dental professional is able to provide is simply not available over the counter. Although there are many teeth whitening products available over the counter, none of them are as effective. As well, having your teeth whitened by a dental professional is the best way to ensure a safe and supervised procedure and professional results are always guaranteed.

Cosmetic Dentistry Myth #5: It is Never for Health Reasons

While the emotional and psychological effects of having a beautiful smile are not to be put devalued, there are many cosmetic dental procedures that are in fact done to ensure better oral health. Missing teeth (even those that are not visible at the front of your mouth) can cause your jaw bone to shrink, since the bone is not being stimulated, which can result in difficulty chewing and speaking.

Hopefully we have been able to clear up any misconceptions you had about cosmetic dentistry. If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you’re interested in booking a procedure for yourself – give our Vancouver office a call at: (604) 222-1299 or email