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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry

If you feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth and/or smile, a cosmetic dentist can help you feel much more at ease with your appearance. Cosmetic dentists specialize in shaping, shading, aligning, brightening and replacing teeth with a variety of techniques and materials.

Other than the fact that you will simply feel better about how you look there are numerous other advantages associated with improving your smile. These benefits include an improved self-esteem, dental hygiene and overall health. Not only will you look better but you will also feel better-both physically and emotionally.

One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening and brightening. This is because an astoundingly large number of people rate their tooth color as the most serious problem that concerns them about their smile. Through cosmetic dentistry, you can have a tooth whitening procedure performed that will make your smile brighter and whiter.

In some cases, all you may need is a slight touch up to make your grin the radiant smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether it’s a slight gap, stain, spot or uneven edge that you feel uncomfortable with, a simple corrective procedure or technique can produce amazing results. Generally, these techniques and procedures require little time and most can be performed in as little as one or two visits. For example, if you have a jagged tooth, your cosmetic dentist can simply re-contour the tooth and polish it to provide dramatic results. This can be done in one single visit.

Other people may be concerned about brown or yellow stains marring their smile. This can be corrected with a simple gel and blue curing light. This process takes only about one hour and is actually much faster than laser whitening. In as little as one office visit your smile can be up to 9 shades whiter than it was when you first walked into the office. This is a fairly inexpensive treatment that can provide astounding results.

If your problem is a white spot on your teeth, this can also be corrected through a fairly simply office procedure. Your cosmetic dentist will use what is known as an acidic micro abrasion scrub to remove the unsightly spot safely and easily. Once again, this can be accomplished in one office visit and even better, there is no anesthetic required.

For cracked, chipped or decayed teeth there is also help. These problems can result from a multitude of factors including brushing your teeth too vigorously, grinding your teeth, decay or some other problem. In order to correct the problem the dentist can adhere a special restorative material directly to your tooth. This will preserve the existing tooth structure. When you take the time to properly care for it this can actually last for years.

Regardless of what you feel is marring or disfiguring your smile, there is a very good chance that your local cosmetic surgeon can help to correct the problem. The amount of time required to rectify the situation and the cost involved will typically depend on the type of problem and the severity; however, in many cases the procedure is not very time consuming. While not all dental insurance covers such cosmetic dental procedures, some do, so it’s definitely worth checking into. Even if your dental insurance does not cover the procedure you need, it’s certainly worth viewing it as an investment in your self-esteem, self-confidence and your future. When you have a beautiful smile you naturally feel better about yourself and that can open all kinds of doors to new and interesting opportunities.