One no longer needs to look at photos of other people who smile back with dazzling teeth that seem straight and beautiful smiles. People no longer need to close their mouths in shame because their teeth are yellow, crooked, or lost because the progress of the last few years in the field of cosmetic dentistry has opened up many better techniques and procedures.
In keeping with the advances in science and the hi-tech explosion, cosmetic dentistry has incorporated many techniques that the computer age can offer with finely honed procedural skills and artistic perception of what can be achieved. In some cases, dentists work in collaboration with each other or specialists, each one bringing their own expertise to offer the patient a comprehensive dental care package and a long term oral care plan. In some cases, techniques and procedures can be performed by general dentists.
From birth defects and defects, abandoned or lost teeth through trauma, cosmetic dentistry procedures can be used to reconstruct teeth, whiten, or align teeth in the jaw. The structure of a person’s mouth can be affected by an imbalance caused by missing teeth, bad overbite or underbite and teeth that are not aligned crooked. If ignored one of these can cause tooth decay, headaches, jaw pain, or in some cases cause self-esteem problems.
One of the most performed procedures in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening which provides one of the faster mouth changes. From stained yellowish teeth to a healthy-looking dazzling smile that can be a very satisfying experience. Today many dentists supply their patients with whitening touch-up kits to keep their teeth at home between regular visits to the dentist.
Uneasy gaps in the mouth
It can now be corrected using implants that have changed the way dentures are seen. The implants have titanium roots, posts and ceramic crowns are manufactured and inserted into the jaw bone in such a way that is as least evasive as possible with least impact on the jaws underlying structure.
The uniqueness of titanium
Titanium has the unique ability to unite with human living bones and is rejected by the body only in very rare cases. The root is secured and after being joined to the bone, it is impossible to move to give someone new confidence in knowing that someone can eat and chew in public and never be afraid of embarrassing noises when talking that dentures can sometimes cause when not secured with a right.
Metal braces that are sometimes uncomfortable and painful to wear are making way for revolutionary new clear tooth aligners that are custom made for each patient. Using 3D technology, dentists collect all relevant information needed to straighten teeth and send it to the manufacturer who will build a series of straighteners that will be used by patients through the alignment process. Aligners are only removed when the patient eats, drinks or while cleaning teeth.