Achieve Your Best Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

by | Jan 6, 2019 | Dentistry

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Your smile reveals a lot about you. It goes a long way in creating a lasting impression. It’s no wonder cosmetic dentistry has witnessed such rapid growth in recent years. This can be attributed to the recognition and wide acceptance of effective dental procedures such as cosmetic teeth surgery.

Cosmetic dentistry involves virtually all dental procedures aimed at improving the overall appearance of the teeth, gum, and mouth. This field has seen the introduction, development, and evolution of various techniques such as teeth whitening and dental implants for enhancing your smile.

Here are some of the things you can do to achieve that perfect smile you want with cosmetic dentistry:

Teeth whitening

An effective tooth whitening procedure is the laser or power whitening technique. A bleaching agent is carefully applied to your teeth which is then exposed to the laser to activate the whitening. Laser lightening takes about an hour to complete.

Align your teeth with braces

Orthodontic braces are used to align your teeth, giving an overall improved bite and appealing look for your teeth. To achieve a streamlined bite, the procedure involves the use of ligature elastic, brackets, bonding material and archwire. The desired result is obtained by applying pressure through the wire to the brackets and teeth. Springs are also used to exert more force in a specific direction. This gives your teeth and jaw a better alignment. There are a variety of systems available from conventional metal braces to clear aligners by Invisalign®.

Fill the cracks in your teeth

Dental bonding uses composite resin to repair chipped or fractured parts of a tooth. A suitable bonding material matching the shade of your teeth will be applied to fill the missing piece and give your teeth the desired shape. Bonding is relatively easy and also cost-effective.

Replace damaged teeth with implants

Although this procedure is a lot more cost-intensive, a dental implant is an effective way around a missing or wholly damaged tooth. The process involves placing a titanium screw into the jaw; the integrated metal post functions as the root which holds the crown or artificial tooth to be attached.

Straighten and whiten your teeth with veneers

Porcelain veneers can fix a multitude of dental issues like cracked or chipped teeth, gaps, or stained teeth. They can also make your teeth look longer or shorter. The dentist removes a thin layer of your dental enamel to make space for the veneers. Then a mold of your teeth is made and sent to a dental lab. Once the veneers are ready, they are bonded to your teeth, then buffed and polished.

Final thoughts

Cosmetic teeth surgery is more popular now than ever, thanks to technological advancements. Most of the dental procedures are more comfortable, cost-effective and can be completed in a matter of hours in the dental office.

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