Title: Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Word Count: 628 Summary: When your smile is healthy and beautiful, the benefits can follow. First an improved self-image influences a better dental hygiene and an improvement in your overall health. Keywords: cosmetic dentistry,dentistry,cosmetic procedures Article Body: Cosmetic Dentistry Today can shape, brighten, shade, align, and replace teeth with remarkable materials and techniques. When your smile is healthy and beautiful, the benefits can follow. First an improved self-image influences a better dental hygiene and an improvement in your overall health. Can you truly say you’re teeth are white? According to a poll taken by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), when asked, “What satisfied you least about your smile?” The number one answer people gave was tooth color. Cosmetic dentistry methods such as tooth whitening can give you a whiter and brighter appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence. The combination of science and modern cosmetic dentistry can produce amazing results that frequently exceed even the highest of patient expectations. This page is here to acquaint you with the materials and techniques available in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry today. Fell free to read the following descriptions of these procedures Touch Ups Yellow or brown stains, white spots, asymmetrical gum contours and uneven edges can disfigure your smile. Simple corrective cosmetic dentistry techniques can bring dramatic results immediately. All of the following cosmetic dentistry procedures can usually be performed in the dentist office in one or two visits. A. Jagged tooth edges can be re contoured and polished in one office visit. B. Asymmetrical soft tissue contours can be corrected in a single office visit with minimal local anesthetic. Your gums can account for as much as 50 percent of the total cosmetic value of your front teeth. This is especially evident in the smiles of younger patients where gums are displayed a lot when smiling or talking. An Anterior soft-tissue re contour is a procedure accomplished in a single visit with a laser and/or electro-surgery techniques. The results are dramatic and predictable may last a lifetime. C. Yellow or brown stains can be reduced by a simple “whitening” process which involves a patented gel and a blue curing light. The BriteSmile™ “whiter teeth in about an hour” treatment is a popular amenities, much faster than laser whitening. The results can be dramatic and stunning. BriteSmile™ can whiten your teeth by up to 9 shades whiter in one visit. D. Many dark and super-white spots can be reduced in one office visit by using an acidic-micro-abrasion scrub. These unsightly spots can safely be removed usually in a single office visit with an “acidic-micro-abrasion technique”. Absolutely no anesthetic is required. “Touch Up” Cosmetic Dentistry procedures are techniques which give you the biggest “bang for your buck”. These procedures are proven to be simple, safe, quick, and non-invasive. They are inexpensive, and the results are immediate, dramatic and long lasting. Cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco has gone through many advances over the last decade, with the advent of newer more effective treatments to whiten your teeth, change the appearance your teeth, and with new materials and special equipment with which to use them. Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth using reshaping, bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants, and a variety of other industry procedures. Decayed, cracked and chipped teeth are common, but they can destroy your smile. As a result of tooth-grinding, too-vigorous tooth brushing, decay, or just bad circumstances, many damaged or disfigured teeth can be restored. The Cosmetic Dentist adheres restorative materials directly to your teeth, this technique is called “direct adhesion” (called “bonding”) Direct adhesion methods maximally preserve the existing natural tooth structures. Properly cared for and not abused, these materials last years. Even then, outright material failure is rare. Cosmetic dentistry techniques can improve the appearance of your damaged, discolored, misshapen, or misaligned teeth. Take the time to find a good cosmetic Dentist in your area to explain to your personally how stress free and painless the procedures can be.
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