Teeth are an important aspect of your personality. They play a major role in speech, digestion and enjoying food. It is essential to care for your teeth. Modern dentistry with high-class equipment has made a visit to the dentist a less daunting and painless experience. Plain dentistry has evolved into a new role – cosmetic dentistry. The teeth can be so re-modeled and repaired that they bring happiness into the lives of people who were discontented with their looks. One needs not to lose self-esteem and self-confidence due to unattractive teeth. Cosmetic dentistry corrects the defects, gives you a dental facelift and augurs well for your confidence. It can change your appearance, making you feel better, look better and happier.
Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry has made rapid advances in dental procedures. High-speed drills, anesthesia, sedation, and comfortable surroundings relax the patients. The trauma of pain and anxiety associated with dental visits is greatly reduced. The natural colored filling material is available for front teeth, while back teeth can be plastic coated or filled with sealants to prevent tooth decay. Badly damaged teeth can be capped or crowned. Plastic braces have replaced the ugly metal braces. The invisible mouthpiece corrects the teeth without effecting your smile and confidence.
Porcelain laminate veneers are specially made porcelain wafers. They are the same shade as your original teeth and can be placed over the chipped or disfigured teeth to make them look new. A gum-lift procedure can rid or lift the gum so that your teeth appear longer and whiter for an attractive smile.
Brilliant and dazzling white teeth are any person’s dream. They can be achieved by the tooth whitening method. Use of high-intensity light along with 35% hydrogen peroxide can whiten the teeth within an hour or two by an experienced orthodontist. At-home whitening is another self-help method. In this method, special trays made to size are fitted in the patients’ mouths, filled with 20% carbamide peroxide gel. They can be worn during sleep for a week to show whitening results.
The potential for modern dentistry is unlimited. A good, experienced doctor can give you the smile that you have always desired.