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Cosmetic Dentistry – Increase Your Self Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry is a combination of conventional dentistry practices with an added emphasis on art and aesthetic qualities. Its primary aim is to make the teeth look more pleasant and appealing rather than specifically repairing any damage. It has become increasingly more popular in recent years thanks to the development of various dental techniques and the wider availability and affordability of treatments.Dentists are now able to create a perfect smile for any patient, regardless of the quality of their existing teeth There really is no problem too big or small that cannot benefit from some form of cosmetic repair.

For teeth that are chipped or broken, patients have the option of cosmetic bonding which can be matched to the colour of existing teeth before being applied and hardened in the desired shape. Alternatively, ceramic porcelain crowns or veneers can be attached to broken teeth to restore the cosmetic appearance and act as a barrier to further damage. Using the very latest CEREC technology, ceramic restorations can be designed and manufactured in the same day, eliminating the need for lengthy laboratory manufacture.

Patients with badly discoloured teeth can have the natural colour restored either with a row of dental veneers or by using a teeth whitening system such as Zoom. Using a bleaching agent, usually hydrogen peroxide, teeth whitening systems cover up discolouration caused by age and food stuffs that have accumulated over time. Teeth whitening procedures can whiten teeth by up to ten shades and have the most dramatic cosmetic effect.

Other cosmetic treatments include teeth straightening using orthodontic braces, dental bridges and implants to replace one or more missing teeth or even dentures to restore whole missing dental arcs. Whatever the problem, cosmetic dentistry has the solution to create beautiful teeth that can help restore confidence and self-esteem.Having a beautiful and healthy smile can make patients look much younger and is one of the most simple ways of making yourself more attractive. Make an appointment to discuss cosmetic dentistry with your dentist and see what wonders can be performed for your smile.

Botox : Alternative To Surgical Procedures

Botox is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for patients to regain their youthful appearance. Once solely the preserve of the rich and famous, botox is now a common everyday procedure .Botox is a bacterial toxin that is safe to use in the human body. It relaxes facial muscles and lessens the appearance of wrinkles when it is injected into the face.The injections are safe and simple and last for up to four months before the body breaks down the botox naturally. Patients usually return for top up treatments every four months

Botox works by blocking the signals between nerve endings. When injected in minute quantities it can temporarily reduce the impression of lines caused by muscle movements. It is a painless procedure and patients usually start to see results after two to three days. 90 per cent of women who took part in clinical trials said they had noticed a marked improvement in appearance after only one treatment.The facial rejuvenation it offers is the closest you can get to a non-surgical facelift. It is also becoming increasingly popularĀ  and is being offered by cosmetic dentists as part of an overall smile makeover. It is able to make a significant difference in facial tissue and lip tissue leaving the patient with healthy looking plump and firm flesh that frames a beautiful smile. Consult your dentist about botox treatments and you could take years off your appearance without having to go anywhere near he surgeons knife.

The most promising and exciting new addition to the dental arsenal against TMJ is having Botox injected into the painful muscles. One single session of injections is curative for 2/3 of the patients.Now you may get relief from TMJ clenching, grinding, and headache pain within a week with therapeutic Botox injections.

The most common benefit of Botox is the reduction in the number of clenching events and their intensity. This will reduce the destruction of your teeth, gums and jaw joint, and reduce the discomfort and pain in your face and chewing muscles. A beneficial side-effect is the smoothing of lines between the brows and in the forehead. Since the muscles are unable to contract, Botox may actually prevent new wrinkles from forming. Other benefits are that only the injected areas are affected and results are often seen within 24 – 48 hours. Another possible benefit is that the botulinum toxin does not stay in the body indefinitely, so if there is an adverse effect it is only temporary. There is also the likely possibility that with frequent treatments, the injected muscles will atrophy allowing the patient to go longer and longer between treatments.

Who is an ideal candidate?
Botox may or may not be the best treatment for the results you desire. An ideal candidate meets the following conditions:

* Between the ages of 18-65
* Has a dento-facial problem caused by parafunctional muscle activity
* Does not object to the disappearance of his/her wrinkles
* Is looking for a non-surgical solution
* Is looking for a temporary solution
* Is knowledgeable about the procedure
* Is realistic in expectations
* Is in good physical and psychological health
* Is not pregnant or nursing


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