Cosmetic Dentistry Insights

It is a well-known fact that cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular. Insights here provided by a top Guelph dentist, reviews some of the basic information about this type of dentistry.

There are many TV programs and online videos that show how a dentist can almost magically transform anyone’s every day smile into a beautiful, bright smile with sparkling teeth. Your family dentist will be able to provide you with all the details about the various choices available to.

Some of the choices include cosmetic teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, tooth bonding, teeth sharpening, and orthodontic treatment. Only your dentist will be able to tell you which of these various types of cosmetic procedures are suited for your needs.

One of the more popular choices is teeth whitening which is often also called teeth bleaching. If you have teeth that are stained or discolored then this procedure will be perfect for you. There are so called teeth whitening products available at your local drugstore but do not be deceived with their fake claims and guarantees of giving you sparkling white teeth. Your dentist will tell you that not everyone can undergo this procedure and that only a qualified dentist can give you that beautiful, bright smile.

Dental crowns have been around for a long time and they are sometimes referred to as caps. A dental crown will fit over an existing tooth after it has been prepared by the dentist. Dental crowns are typically made from either porcelain or acrylic. The acrylic or porcelain will be fused to a metal which will give the tooth the strength to withstand biting pressure.

A dental veneer is a very thin shell that is made from either a composition material or porcelain. They are custom-made and are usually cemented to the tooth’s front side. Dental veneers are often used to treat discolored teeth, teeth that have been chipped, crooked teeth, or at times they may be used to cover over a space between teeth. However, as mentioned previously is important to talk only to your family dentist about any cosmetic dental procedure.