Cosmetic Dentistry Matches Your Teeth

Image by Matt Stratton via Flickr Many people avoid getting dental implants because they are afraid that they will not match their present teeth. However, this is one misconception that can be easily cleared up if a visit to a cosmetic dentistry office for a consultation. There are actually many different procedures that a patient can undergo now that can produce results that match with a patient’s normal teeth such as bonding or shaping, or porcelain veneers. The result of any type of procedure is that the dentist can give you a perfect set of teeth even if genetics did not bless you with them from the beginning. One of the most common practices that may be recommended to you while in the office for a consultation at a cosmetic dentistry office is shaping which some dentists also refer to as enamel shaping or bonding. The process involves overhauling the shape of the tooth so that it matches the other teeth in the mouth by removing some of natural enamel or filling the tooth with a white substance. Most of the time this process does not cause any pain to the patient and the results can be seen immediately after the procedure is finished. Another way that a dentist may approach your teeth is if you have a tooth or two that are chipped, broken, or stained comparatively to the others. Bonding in connection with cosmetic dentistry is a procedure that includes using materials that are tooth colored to adhere to the tooth to recreate the appearance of a tooth that has been chipped or to fix the appearance...

Cosmetic Dental Implants

Image via Wikipedia At various times in life, you may find yourself in a situation where you have a large gaping hole in your mouth due to an accident or a tooth that had to be extracted. Depending on where the space in your mouth is located, it may visibly ruin your smile or simply make it awkward to chew your food. If you find yourself in this position, it may be time to see what cosmetic dentistry implants can do for you. With the aid of an excellent surgeon you can get your smile and mouth back into prime condition if you are willing to take the time to visit with a cosmetic dentist. Most of the time, a dental surgeon will use a metal device often referred to as an implant that can be placed into the area where the hole is present. The device is generally made of titanium and is placed directly into the jawbone to replace and occupy the space of the tooth that is missing. The best part of cosmetic dentistry implants, is that unlike using a gap filler such as a dental bridge, the implant is designed for permanent use so you never have to worry about it again. The implant is made to replicate an actual tooth root and thus it can anchor down any artificial material that is shaped to represent the missing tooth such as a bridge, crown, or denture. Thus, if you want to get your jaw line back in tip top shape, you may want to consider putting in cosmetic dentistry implants so that you can restore...

Children’s Dental Restorations

Image by adwriter via Flickr One of the worst experiences that you can have with a young child is when they take a tumble and a tooth is chipped or lost altogether. Not only is the child likely in pain that is hard to watch as a parent, but if the child is in the process of losing their baby teeth it can be hard to narrow down which tooth exactly was damaged. This is why in such a situation you should always head to a dentist, because if a permanent tooth is damaged the child may be in need of dental restorations. While the term may sound threatening and ominous, restorations are fairly common for a dentist and usually quick procedures. However, there is usually a limited amount of time to check if the tooth is permanent or not if it is lost or chipped, so it is best to rush your child into the dentist right away after an accident if you are unsure yourself. The dentist can best assess the situation and tell you how to precede if you have saved the tooth or the tooth is freshly chipped. At this point the dentist can decide if dental restorations are an appropriate choice. If you are away from home and from your family dentist, you may need to find an emergency dentist to consult with. Before choosing to have the process completed, you should check the dentist’s credentials and make sure that you are comfortable with their work. Restorations can be tricky and every dentist has a different approach. Given the fact that your child will...

Invisalign Braces

Image by MeganMorris via Flickr Braces are a fairly new dentistry technology, given that they really have only gained widespread popularity over the last twenty years or so. For this reason there are many adults that are unhappy with their teeth that have been crooked since childhood. The problem is that adults are less likely to want to endure the embarrassment of wearing braces to correct their smile; which is why Invisalign braces may be the answer to their fears. Unlike other braces, Invisalign is able to offer maximum comfort to the wearer and disguise the fact that they are even wearing corrective braces which opens up a wealth of options. For the adult who wants to have a straight smile without looking like a child, these braces are often the perfect fit since as the name denotes they are practically transparent. However, even though they are clear their function is exactly the same as braces which means that you do not have to sacrifice the quality of the teeth straightening process. Instead, Invisalign braces offer the full benefits from wearing them that you would receive from any other set of braces.  Keep in mind though that the amount of time you will need to wear the braces depends on how crooked your teeth are which is a factor that all future dental patients must face. Finally, the best part of choosing to use the Invisalign braces is the fact that they are removable, which means that at night you can take them out either for cleaning or simply to give your mouth a rest. It is also a...

Teeth Whitening For A Better Smile

Image by Martin de Witte via Flickr Many people are unsatisfied with their smiles due to stains on their teeth or overall dull yellowish teeth that make them choose a closed smile for family portraits instead of a wide open gaping smile. If you are one of these people it may be time to learn about how professional teeth whitening can help your smile in just a few office visits. Although you may consider your dentist as someone who cures a tooth ache, the truth is that a cosmetic dentist is able to cure more than just a tooth ache; they can cure a lifetime of tooth embarrassment. If you decide that it is time to clean up your teeth, there are generally two choices when it comes to getting a whiter brighter set of teeth. The first is heading to the stores to pick up a teeth whitening kit which is usually the less expensive of the two, but usually will not give you the maximum results. These DIY home kits are a reasonable choice for those who have slightly discolored teeth and those that are okay with waiting for a month or two for the process to be complete. However, if you want quick and thorough results you may want to consider the second option. Cosmetic dentistry is the second choice and is the preferred choice given it will give you a brighter noticeable smile after just one session of teeth whitening. Depending on your discoloration, it may require two to three sessions but each time you will notice a stark difference. If you choose to have...