Tuesday, 22 May 2012
How to Get a "Hollywood smile"
Almost 90% of those dazzling smiles displayed in the media are carefully conceived in a dental office.
Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite.
Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.
Bleaching is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth.Discolouration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea and cigarettes. Discolouration also can be hereditary or due simply to getting older.
Bonding is tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth.
Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth.
Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth reshaping and contouring, is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session.