There are a lot of people who are discontented with their look in the world nowadays. Many people’s teeth may have been unpleasant for all of their lives; while others teeth may have grown unattractive due to aging. For many reasons, people have decided to look into cosmetic dentistry as the solution to their unattractive teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry could be considered a dental facelift. It aims to change a person’s appearance so they look better and feel more confident. Oftentimes dentists make use of a combination of braces and porcelain veneers to make teeth look and feel better.
Porcelain veneers replace your existing tooth with a better-looking one. The Porcelain Laminate Veneers are specially made porcelain wafers that can be placed over your teeth so they look new and white. They come in a variety of shades to match the color of your teeth.
Veneers are also able to correct unattractive smiles, turn around the effects of growing and aging, and make your teeth whiter. A lot of high fashion movie stars use veneers to keep that perfect smile. You can choose from temporary and permanent veneers, depending on your unique situation. People more often than not wear the impermanent veneers as the permanent ones. When it comes to the price, veneers usually cost several thousand dollars each, depending on the number of teeth that need modification.
Tooth whitening is another very trendy way to change the look of your teeth. There are actually two types of whitening.
1. First is the at-home whitening which uses about 10 to 20% carbamine peroxide. Impressions of the patient’s mouth are made in order to make trays of the teeth. The trays are fitted in the patient’s mouth and hold the carbamine peroxide gel in place on the teeth to be worn during sleep. Time: 1 to 6 weeks.
2. In-office whitening makes use of a high-intensity light along with 35% hydrogen peroxide. With this, the patient’s gums are protected and the whitening process can be finished in just an hour.
Cosmetic dentistry also offers the ultimate help for the “gummy” smile, a gum –lift. This process can get rid of gums in order to make teeth appear longer and improve the smile. Jagged gum lines can make the teeth appear as if they are at different levels and lengths, also making for an unappealing smile.
This procedure in cosmetic dentistry is quick, and patients feel no pain or even any ill effects. Now that you know the ways to improve your smile, the next thing you need to do is to find the best doctor in your area so that you can be on your way to a winning smile.