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Cosmetic Dentistry Changes More Than Your Smile

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm

A Smile Makeover or Cosmetic Dentistry will involve consideration of your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth, gum tissue, and lips to develop a customized smile. It is not just about the teeth. The results of such a makeover are improvements of the following:

Optimal Tooth Color:- Silver or amalgam dental fillings can be replaced with natural color, tooth-colored composite restorations and teeth whitening can improve the color of all stained teeth. Tooth color and shading are very important considerations during the evaluation and preparation for many different procedures, including porcelain veneers and dental implants.

Aligning for Success:- Crooked, overlapping, or gapping teeth can also be straightened when necessary through orthodontics and improved with veneers.

A Full Set:- Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges, or partial dentures.

Contoured for Look:- Uneven teeth can be bonded for better looking appearance. Gummy smiles can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of ones smile.

The Full Face Effect:- An unshapely or even aging face can be improved or rejuvenated with certain procedures in the Smile Makeover category, including orthodontics and or oral maxillofacial surgery.

What is The Life of Your Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can require some continued maintenance over a period of time. Teeth whitening should be repeated on occasion in order to maintain brightness. Porcelain veneers can chip or break off and will need replacement. Permanent bondings can stain and require enhancements or replacement. Dental crowns can typically require replacement after 10 to 15 years. Gummy smile improvements may also require enhancement over a period of time.

Your ceramist, lab technician, and the materials chosen by your dentist will also affect the longevity of your Smile Makeover. To guarantee the best results, you must take special care in selecting your cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Currently In Use Will Include :-

Dental Fillings:- This traditional procedure can also be included in the category of cosmetic dentistry as porcelain and composite resin materials are often used to provide a tooth like appearance.

Bonding:- The repair of chipped or broken teeth can be done via a procedure called bonding. A dental composite material with the look and feel of enamel is applied to the surface of a tooth, where they then sculpt it into shape, contoured, and polished, making the crack or chip invisible.

Teeth Whitening:- Teeth whitening can perhaps be the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure done today. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea, or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.

Dental Veneers:- Plastic or porcelain laminates bonded to the surface of a tooth to replace chips and cracks can and will improve a worn appearance or severe teeth discolorations. Veneers will also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you simply have not had success with teeth whitening.

Dental Implants:- Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that will be used as part of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry in order to compensate for the loss of a tooth or teeth. Often the result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a much more youthful appearance, since missing teeth will cause the face to collapse, making you look older.

Cosmetic dentistry can offer a wide array of options for people who are unhappy with their smile. If you are one of those people, I encourage you to read more about cosmetic procedures in different articles to learn about the various treatments available to beautify your smile.

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