Cosmetic Dentistry improves the smile appearance. The American Dental Association does not describe cosmetic dentistry as a professional course of dentistry still; however, several dentists unethically promote themselves as “cosmetic dentists” regardless of their training, education, and experience with the aim of marketing to patients.
Cosmetic dentistry might include the addition of materials such as bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), gum grafts, Enameloplasty, gingivectomy (removal of teeth materials), whitening (bleaching), laser whitening, gum depigmentation, and realignment of teeth accompanied by enhancement in the appearance of your smile – orthodontics.
Whitening, also known as “tooth bleaching”, is a generic cosmetic dentistry procedure. Korel Family Dentistry provides you with whitening options including at-home whitening treatments, and in-office whitening. We recommended the best over the counter products for whitening teeth at-home, utilizing bleach with carbamide peroxide to oxidize the teeth. The in-office treatment uses a laser whitening technique to lighten the discoloration in the teeth involving an argon laser beam projected onto your teeth after covering the gums with rubber and a bleaching substance applied to the teeth. Over the course of the treatment, the strength of the laser is gradually increased allowing this whitening treatment to be more efficient than other whitening procedures. You will discovery in 3 or fewer visits that your teeth are brighter than ever!
Bonding is a process whereby an enamel-like dental compounded is applied to the surface of the tooth, graved into shape, strengthened and made glossy so that gaps, chips, broken teeth, spots, and discoloration can be restored.
Porcelain Veneers (laminates) are fingernail-thin shells, custom-made which are attached directly in front of the surface of the tooth. If teeth do not respond appropriately to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, Porcelain Veneers are the best option for filling gaps, improve the shape, or alter the color of the teeth. Various aesthetic related issues can be repaired with Porcelain Veneers – in just one treatment!
Inlays and Onlays are used to fix decayed and broken teeth. They support the areas of teeth to rectify decay where a filling could be inadequate and a crown would be excessive.
Dental Implants are corrective replacements for missing teeth. According to the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), commonly there is three parts to an implant: (1) titanium inserted into the bone to produce the device; (2) the abutment; and (3) a crown which is connected to the implant through the abutment.
Pinhole Surgical Technique – The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture-free. It is used as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign promotes treating spacing, crowding, and overlapping teeth to create the smile patients desire. This system has treated countless patients and has been around for over a decade. Clear aligners are easy to clean comfortable and invisible.
Braces refer to an orthodontic corrective appliance which is used to appropriately align teeth. Because a misaligned mouth can lead to several dental disorders, a dentist usually may recommend braces to be used before other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Maintaining the teeth could be difficult due to a bad bite which also may lead to oral health problems that would have been much less expensive and easier to prevent than to repair.
Invisalign employs a clear tooth aligner that is invisible to the eye. It is considered the most popular alternative to orthodontic devices such as Braces. The main reason why patients are attracted to this product is it enables them to straighten their teeth while maintaining a professional appearance. Invisalign gradually straightens the teeth by fitting comfortably over the teeth.
Smile Makeover: To achieve the optimal look you desire, one or more cosmetic dentistry procedure such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening will be required for various teeth in both the lower and upper arches. In order to do this, a comprehensive assessment of your simile aesthetics is needed.
Dental Bridges are a sturdy structure which consists of a prosthetic tooth and two crowns used to fill the gaps or replace missing teeth.
Dental Crowns, also known as caps, are used to fix teeth that are badly decayed or damaged. The crown is made from a mold of the actual tooth being removed and then placed over the location of the tooth after it is extracted.
Dental Fillings are a composite resin material which uniformly matches the natural shape of your teeth. Tooth-colored “white” fillings are an attractive option used instead of silver amalgam fillings.
Gum Reshaping: When the gum line is irregular or if the teeth appear too short, a Gum Reshaping is carried out to improve your smile by removing excessive bone tissue in addition to a small portion of gum tissue. This procedure can be performed on one or more teeth.
Enamel Shaping corrects irregularities such as uneven teeth or crowded teeth. The results obtained are immediate; the procedure is fast and not painful. Other procedures including veneers, bonding, or tooth whitening can be combined with enamel shaping.
How to Find a Cosmetic Dentist
It is important that you select a cosmetic dentist that is well qualified and experienced. A properly qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist who has carried out a multitude of complicated dental procedures will have had sufficient time to perfect their technique to obtain the best outcomes. Further, aesthetic procedures, such as dental veneers and bonding, need an artistic touch to generate natural-looking and more attractive results. Below are some guidelines that can help you locate a properly qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist:
Accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) indicating that the dentist has gained specialized training in a particular field.
Look for a dentist whose primary practice is made of aesthetic dental treatments.
Before and after pictures of previous patients that the dentist has treated
After you have found prospective dentist, investigate their qualifications, experience, and the factors above by requesting the foregoing information directly or visiting the dentist’s website.
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