How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

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Modern dentistry is not just about going for check-ups and having essential work done to maintain your oral health. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular and is a fast growing industry. While awareness of cosmetic dentistry initially came from celebrities who would undergo procedures that would then be reported in the press, today opportunities to undergo cosmetic dentistry are often widely advertised and are more accessible to the public than ever.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is usually undertaken as a means of improving your appearance. You might decide to undergo a cosmetic dentistry procedure for the same reasons you might have a course of Botox treatment, a facelift, or even something as simple as changing your hairstyle. At the same time, cosmetic dentistry is an option for individuals that have undergone emergency dental treatment or have had other problems with their oral health that have affected their teeth. It might be the case that the emergency dental treatment didn’t include cosmetic repairs post-treatment, or that someone could only afford to cover the costs of the priority treatment at the time.

The term cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide range of treatments, which include but are not limited to:


A wide range of veneers are available from most dentists, including composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Veneers are often used as a cosmetic treatment to treat discolored or damaged teeth, closing gaps between teeth, or as a means of repairing chips, cracks, and any other damage.

White Fillings

The thought of ugly looking amalgam fillings, which also carry health risks, has often been enough to encourage people to take their dental health seriously. For those who find themselves needing fillings even after years of carefully looking after their teeth, white fillings are a popular alternative that keeps the inside of your mouth looking natural.


Crowns or teeth caps are similar to veneers but are often used to treat teeth that are very badly broken or that have been filled repeatedly but won’t be removed.

Teeth Implants

Teeth implants are a popular but costlier alternative to other treatment options such as receiving traditional dentures or a bridge. Teeth implants involve placing a titanium rod into the gum before then applying a denture or crown.

Teeth Whitening

The most straightforward cosmetic dentistry treatment. There are several types of teeth whitening available, including bleaching and laser whitening. Simple methods of teeth whitening and general cleaning may be available from your regular dentist.

As you can see, a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments are available for individuals under varying circumstances.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Change Your Life?

Undergoing cosmetic dentistry really can change your life. Whether you are self-conscious because of you find your smile unattractive, or have a long standing dental issue that you need to resolve, undergoing a cosmetic dentistry procedure will enable you to put these issues behind you once and for all.

How might you benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

  • With your new look you’ll never be afraid to smile and flash your teeth, you’ll be more confident in your self-image than ever before!
  • Your self-esteem will skyrocket. Even if your friends were only gently teasing you about your appearance, it probably didn’t help how you felt about yourself and your teeth, but you would have now moved on from that
  • Your new look and new levels of self-esteem and confidence could open a whole number of doors for you. You may have the confidence to look for a new job, or start dating, or to take up a new passion or hobby.

These benefits are on top of any long standing dental health issues that might have been your first priority when considering cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Meeting the Costs of Cosmetic Dentistry

The costs of cosmetic dentistry can vary depending on the specific treatment you’re looking for, and on how much work actually needs to be done. If you’re unsure about how you’re going to meet the costs of cosmetic dentistry treatment, or you are considering taking out a loan but don’t know what you can afford, MacCredit can help. We aim to provide all our customers with the best payment plan to suit their circumstances, helping you to identify which treatments you can afford and how to make them financially viable.

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic dentistry treatment, and are looking for a payment plan to help cover your costs, call MacCredit today on 1300 884 355.

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