At Lakeside Dental, Dr. Joseph Blalock specializes in aesthetic dentistry in Lenoir City. With our unique approach to restoring your smile, you can enjoy natural-looking teeth, a healthy bite, and more self-confidence. If you’re not happy with your smile, contact us now to schedule an appointment, and see how our team can help.
The term “aesthetic” derives from the Greek word aisthētikos. This word originally meant “relating to perception by the senses,” but over time, it has evolved to become a general term used to refer to things that are beautiful, often when they conform to certain natural, organic ideals.
So aesthetic dentistry, then, is the study of how dentistry can be used to improve the natural form and function of the smile. It incorporates treatments from both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. It’s not just concerned with making the smile look good, but making sure that the teeth look natural and function properly.
This results in a seamless, beautiful smile transformation. If you have cosmetic issues with your smile, such as stained teeth or chipped teeth, and you’re also missing some teeth or have other oral health issues, aesthetic dentistry is the best choice for restoring your smile and your bite.
Aesthetic dentistry is often confused with cosmetic dentistry. But these are two different approaches to dental care. Cosmetic dentistry, as a field, is primarily concerned with enhancing the appearance of the teeth without regard to how the teeth would look naturally.
For example, in cosmetic dentistry, a dentist may whiten your teeth dramatically, making them look whiter than natural teeth. Or, the dentist may use a set of veneers to completely change your teeth and make them look absolutely perfect and flawless.
Aesthetic dentistry is a little bit different. It’s meant to provide patients with a seamless, natural-looking smile restoration. Most people don’t have perfect teeth, and aesthetic dentistry keeps this in mind, using dental treatments to improve and enhance your teeth while still ensuring they look natural.
Because of this, aesthetic dentistry is often a better choice for patients who want a more subtle treatment, or who are uncomfortable with others noticing that they have had cosmetic dentistry done. On the other hand, if you want a smile that looks absolutely flawless and perfect, cosmetic dentistry may be a superior option.
Beyond its ability to create a natural-looking smile, aesthetic dentistry is also a more holistic approach to dentistry. When developing your aesthetic dentistry plan, Dr. Blalock will keep your oral health in mind, and create a plan that lets you restore both your smile and your oral health.
Of course, this also boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem. When your smile looks its best with aesthetic dentistry, you’ll smile more often and feel great about the first impression you make when you meet new people. This can open a lot of doors in both your personal and professional life.
Even a hairline crack or fracture in your tooth that may be invisible to the naked eye could lead to further decay and damage? Get a consultation for peace of mind.
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, restorative care helps you avoid further complications like tooth infections or teeth shifting after tooth loss.
As experts in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Blalock and the team at Lakeside Dental will focus on function and aesthetics during your restorative care.
A damaged or decayed tooth can cause serious discomfort, but we can treat the root cause of your problem and provide you with relief.