Cosmetic dentistry.

caroline syokao By caroline syokao, 23rd Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Certain procedures are involved when one undergoes cosmetic dentistry. Get some information on this type of surgery.

Procedures involved in cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is the procedure used in the treatment of missing, chipped, misshapen and discolored teeth. One can have the length of their teeth altered, short and worn out teeth restored, spaces between teeth closed and teeth reshaped. Procedures commonly used are contouring, reshaping, veneers and crowns, bonding and bleaching.
Bleaching- This Is a famous process that uses chemicals to make teeth appear white. Some people prefer this process to get a whiter shade or getting rid of stains. The reason for discoloration of the enamel is smoking of cigarettes, tea, coffee and medication. Old age and heredity is another reason for discoloration. This procedure takes place at home under supervision or, in the dental office. Individuals prefer it done at home.
Crowns- Are also known as caps and used to bring back normal appearance and shape of teeth. They are expensive and used in cases where other procedures have failed. This procedure consumes time but lasts long, hence efficient.
Bonding- It is another procedure of cosmetic dentistry used to change the color of teeth by placing colored material on the gaps. Teeth replaced by bonding are susceptible to chipping and staining. Tooth filling that has color can replace small cavities. Other uses of bonding include changing shape and color and reducing the gap between teeth.
Veneers- These are pieces, thin in shape that change color and shape of teeth by placing them on top of the front teeth. They are either in form of plastic or porcelain. Veneers work best on teeth that are crooked, unevenly shaped, chipped and discolored. Bonding takes the place of crowns, which are more expensive. There is no need of anesthesia during this procedure.
Reshaping and contouring- This procedure mends crooked, irregularly shaped, chipped and overlapping teeth. Alteration of the shape of teeth, position and length occurs during this procedure.
Visit a dentist to have the best procedure done on you.

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Bleaching, Bonding, Caps, Cavities, Contouring, Discolored, Enamel, Filling, Procedures, Staining, Teeth, Veneers

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