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Beautifying Smiles Through Cosmetic Dentistry

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allow the other teeth to move out of place, and in severe cases can possibly cause the face to sink in

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									Beautifying Smiles Through Cosmetic Dentistry
While keeping teeth clean and cavity-free is crucial for oral health, it is sometimes not enough to
make a person proud of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry assists in giving teeth a natural and healthy
appearance, so patients may no longer feel embarrassed about showing their teeth to others. Using a
variety of methods, general dentists can move, color, and straighten teeth to change the cosmetic
results and look of the smile.
In the past, medical dental care often provided unnaturally coloured fillings, caps, and teeth
replacements. These treatments provided a solution to the problem but left the patient with noticeable
metallic spots in their teeth that can be seen when the person opens their mouth or even smiles
widely. A more modern and aesthetic choice is Mercury-free, tooth coloured fillings which are
coloured to match enamel as closely as possible, and can serve as a permanent replacement to less-
reliable metal fillings.
If a tooth is worn or misshapen, potentially from frequent grinding or from biting on something hard, a
composite material can be used. It is poured over the tooth, and like a liquid sculpture, moulded into
the image of what the tooth should ideally look like on the outside. Not only does this restore the
appearance, but it also protects the tooth from further wear and decay.
Braces, smoking, sugar, coffee, and diet can cause gradual discoloration over time even with
frequent brushing. Some people also have darker enamel naturally, and wish to see it lighter. A
professional aesthetic dentist will be able to treat each tooth individually to an equal and even color
across the entire smile.
In some patients' situations, whole teeth are missing or have been removed due to advanced decay
or from sports injuries or accidents. This is bad for the appearance of the face however, and it could
allow the other teeth to move out of place, and in severe cases can possibly cause the face to sink in
around that area. Artificial replacements can be made in the form of a dental implant which are a
dental crown placed onto a titanium metal "screw". The screw keeps the crown in place and acts as
the new root.
Sometimes completing the beautiful look of a smile requires paying attention to other factors than the
teeth. This can sometimes include the structure of the inside of the mouth, as well as the jaw. In order
to solve some structural cases of over-bite or under-bite, patients may require what are commonly
known as braces or different appliances to train the muscles to align the chin and teeth. In some more
severe cases surgery would be performed by a specialist.
Receding gum-lines and periodontal disease can be a problem for many people and for many
reasons, but there are ways to restore them for those who feel it is affecting their health and
appearance. Dental laser treatments are now available and are a safe and effective way to treat gum
disease. The beam of light from the laser is used to remove infected gum tissue leaving a healthier
gum line preventing further damage.
Seeking a professional in cosmetic dentistry is the first step towards the aesthetic beauty many
people desire in their smile. With every advancement in medical and dental technology, these doctors
find new and simpler ways to restore and correct patients' teeth. Everyone has the ability to get the
attention their smile deserves with the right amount of patience and help from these dental
procedures.
An Edmonton dentist and general practitioner providing professionalDentist Edmontonservices such
as dental implants and tooth whitening.

								
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