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The Complete Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

People will often time feel desperate in their search for perfection. With the numerous cosmetic surgeries like facelifts, breast implants, stomach tucks, there is one that stands out from the rest- cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is not a surgery procedure, but a procedure that gives you the perfect smile. It focuses on eradicating the sin that is bad teeth, and the world is starting to catch up to it pretty fast.

The choices for treatment in cosmetic dentistry are many. In this article, we are going to give you the complete guide to the newest trend of cosmetic dentistry.

1. Teeth Whitening

As we all know, it’s natural for your teeth to lose their natural white color, after all, it comes with age. Teeth start changing from natural white to shades of yellow as soon as teenage years. Teeth lose their color due to genetics, foods, coffee, tobacco, tea, red wine, and more. Within the cosmetic dentistry industry, there are multiple techniques used to whiten teeth.

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  • Pure Laser

The first one is in the form of laser technique in which a laser beam emits wavelengths that carry a whitening agent made from carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The chemical then serves as stain removal and removed any bit of yellow from your teeth, making them perfectly white.

  • Kick Start Laser

According to industry experts BirchgroveDental, this technique involves the patient wearing a mouthguard filled with whitening gel. The gel is made out of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide and a laser beam is then used to activate the gel onto the enamel of the teeth.

  • Home Kit

This last technique is the only one that doesn’t involve a laser beam. Instead, the patient wears a mouthguard filled with whitening gel that he is instructed to wear each night for around three weeks. The gel works slowly, but effectively, making your teeth perfectly white after three weeks of treatment.

2. Veneers

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Veneers is a technique that is used to do multiple things. It can be used to whiten your teeth, cover badly broken teeth, reshape teeth, or close up gaps within your teeth. This technique is predominantly used to thicken your teeth or make them longer or even squarer. The porcelain used for the technique is called veneers, and they are shaped around existed teeth to fill in the gaps.

3. Teeth Straightening

Another way to strengthen teeth besides orthodontics is to do it cosmetically. Cosmetically teeth whitening can be done a few ways:

  • Cosmetic Teeth Strengthening

The patient is firstly administrated with local anesthesia and then the dentist uses a device called electrosurgery unit which uses heat to remove fragments of gum. He then reshapes the molted gun and sets it up for implantation of new veneers. The teeth are than driller so that the veneers can be implanted.

  • Orthodontics

This technique involves a metal brace which is placed inside your mouth. The brace is manually attached to your teeth and it straightens the teeth through time. Usually, metal braces are worn between one year and up to three. The patient is required regular appointments with their dentist during that time every four weeks.

4. Crowns or Caps

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Crowns or caps are used to restore chipped teeth or replace broken ones entirely. It works in a way that an impression of the broken or chipped tooth is made from porcelain or metal, which is then built inside a laboratory to perfectly cover your entire broken surface of the tooth. The old tooth is cut down a little so that the entire crown can be placed above the tooth. The final step of this technique is to cement the crown onto the tooth so that it doesn’t break off.

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