How do you measure “dental success?”A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?
It could mean all those things and many more.
Dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s important.
For children who are hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, dental success may mean getting braces to restore their confidence and boost self-esteem.
For a middle-aged man who neglected his teeth in his youth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his dental condition and improves his oral health.
For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as speedy in-office same-day tooth whitening.
Consider a person with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might require natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow them to eat steak for the first time in years.
What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Jeff Bynum.
At Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are enthusiastic about providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We look forward to discussing your goals. You could be our next success story!