My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you with a number of issues related to how you present your smile to the world. Whether it is crooked, misaligned teeth or the simply fact that you're missing a few, cosmetic dentists can often times help you with the issue. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you'll learn of a few of the procedures that can help you with your smile if you're simply not satisfied with it.
If you have damaged, decaying or even discolored teeth, then the process of composite bonding can help you with this matter. During the process, your dentist will drill out any decaying tooth matter and tissue and apply a composite onto the surface of the tooth, effectively sculpting it onto the shape of the damaged tooth so that it resembles a perfectly healthy tooth. This composite is then subjected to a high intensity light that hardens the composite material, which gives the composite the structural integrity of a natural tooth. This sculpted composite is generally color corrected to match the color of the rest of your teeth.
This process is often performed after a vigorous teeth cleaning and can make your teeth seem much brighter and whiter than they have in ages. Teeth whitening generally refers to one of two processes. The first is a standard teeth whitening, in which various formulas are applied to the teeth to remove stains on the surface level. The second process is actually teeth bleaching. Bleaching is preferred by some patients due to the fact that it can remove stains that are far more deeply ingrained than a simple teeth whitening procedure can; including stains that are often hard to remove, such as yellowish smoke stains.
Dental veneers are essentially teeth facsimiles that are generally connected to the front teeth, and can be used to correct issues such as cracked enamel and misaligned teeth. A strong adhesive is applied to the veneers which are then applied to the teeth in question. Not only do veneers serve an aesthetic function, but they also supply an integral function: they can increase the strength of your teeth, especially if they are broken or otherwise damaged.
Hopefully, this brief guide has shed a bit of light on cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you become comfortable with your smile. If you have any more questions, it is recommended that you contact a trusted cosmetic dentist with a background in cosmetic dentistry procedures at your convenience.