Dental Cosmetics – Is It for You?

Just how far are you willing to go to attain the perfect smile? In many cases a cosmetic dental surgeon will implement a combination of the following procedures to give you what you want:

  • Tooth Whitening
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bonding
  • Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is a process that is used to eliminate discolouration of the teeth. Some of the procedures that are utilized include: chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive tooth brightening and the newest technique, laser tooth whitening. It is a cost effective albeit short term solution that lasts 1 -2 years.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally-appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implants are placed and their purpose. They are typically best placed in the front portion of your lower jaw. Implants are a great substitution for missing teeth. It is important that you have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth for the implants to be attached to. Implants are not only used to replace one tooth, but rather people missing most, if not all, of their teeth benefit greatly as well. Implants are increasingly being used to replace certain types of bridges and removable partial dentures.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements, changing the color of your teeth and reshaping your teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Bonding will cover any natural flaws by applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth. After this a bonding material is applied which is sculpted, coloured and shaped to render pleasing results. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely polished.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Cosmetic gum surgery is a procedure that reduces the excess gum and bone. The removal of these tissues allows for normal sized teeth and for a normal gum line appearance. A laser instrument is utilized to remove the undesirable tissue. Cosmetic dental surgeons will normally prescribe an antibacterial mouth rinse to be used twice a day for a two-week period following your surgery.

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