Cosmetic Dentistry : The Basics ExplainedCosmetic Dentistry : The Basics Explained

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to get your teeth to look exactly how you want them to look. It goes beyond standard dentistry, which is really just a case of maintenance and damage limitation. A cosmetic dentist will do things that a standard dentist is not able to do. Turning yellow, dirty looking teeth in to bright white ones is just one example of what a cosmetic dentist can do for you. A person's smile is one of the most important facial features that they have. Those who are uncomfortable with their teeth tend to smile less, and when they do smile it's normally an awkward looking one. A person with a beautiful smile is hard to forget. People tend to notice straight teeth. They also notice how white and sparkling clean the teeth are. A cosmetic dentist is capable of making your teeth look brilliantly white and yet still have them retaining their natural appearance.

You will have no doubt being to a standard dentist many times before to have your teeth cleaned up for you. However, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a person's teeth. You will certainly notice the improvements that a cosmetic dentist makes to your teeth, and so will other people. After visiting a cosmetic dentist, you will find that people compliment you on your teeth and smile on a regular basis. Typical procedures involved with cosmetic dentistry include composite bonding, smile makeovers, teeth whitening and dental veneers. Composite bonding is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and involves the repairing teeth than are broken, chipped, or worn down. As the materials used are specially made to resemble the tooth's natural enamel, the result is that the repaired teeth are indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Smile makeovers are meant to analyze your smile and find ways to improve it using sculpting technology and teeth whitening. Everyone would benefit from having their teeth whitened. A bleaching procedure is used to remove discoloration of the teeth due to eating, drinking and smoking. Dental veneers attach to the surface of the teeth in order to repair chipped or broken teeth which improves the overall appearance of your mouth. Although typical dentistry is an important necessary for all, there is no reason why a person's teeth cannot be treated and pampered as well. Just like you like you wear nice clothes and have your hair styled in a certain way, you should want your teeth to look as good as they can do. A person should want to open their mouth and smile knowing that they do not have to worry what everyone is thinking about their appearance. The last thing anyone would want is to leave someone thinking about yellowed and cracked teeth, as a first or lasting impression.

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by Mark Thomas Walters
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