Cosmetic Dentistry 101
Advancements in cosmetic dental techniques and technologies have seen people flocking to cosmetic dentists for healthier and more attractive smiles. The discipline of cosmetic dentistry involves various dental procedures to reshape, lighten, straighten and repair teeth. While it is more concerned with the cosmetic aspects of your teeth and gums, this field of dentistry, some procedures can solve or improve oral problems that affect normal functioning, such as an overbite. Here's a look at the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Teeth whitening: Teeth darkening can occur with an advancement in age; due to the consumption of certain foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, sweets and berries; from excessive use of antibiotics. Professional teeth whitening or dental bleaching lightens the natural color of your teeth for a more attractive appeal.
Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin shells placed on the front surface of your teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers are created to perfectly match the natural color and shape of your teeth.
Smile makeovers: As its name implies, a smile makeover involves improving the aesthetics of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Gum lifts: Excessive gum tissue around your teeth can interfere with the overall look of your smile. In a gum lift, the gum tissue is contoured to create a proportionate teeth and gum line.
Orthodontics: Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry involved in correcting improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Orthodontics fixes overbites, underbites and crossbites; closes gaps and spaces between teeth; and corrects misplaced midlines, where the middle lines of the upper and lower sets of teeth are not in alignment with one another.
Dental implants: Dental implants are a popular long-term solution for missing teeth resulting from injury, tooth decay or gum disease. A dental implant is basically a titanium screw fused on the jaw bone to serve as an artificial tooth root. Implants can improve the appearance of your teeth and eliminate the typical problems posed by removable dentures, such as difficulty in chewing food and mumbling speech.
While having your teeth and smile fixed is easier than ever before, the precision and finesse with which an orthodontic treatment or a smile makeover is performed matters significantly. Experienced dentists can deliver expectational results. To ensure you are in safe hands, look at the dentists' portfolio of work, which will comprise of 'before' and 'after' photographs of various cosmetic dentistry procedures performed on their patients.
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