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Cosmetic dentistry Can Give You Perfect Smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on January 7, 2011
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The social occasions which you engage in can be made so much easier if you feel confident about your smile. Your smile is one of the first things that a person will see when talking to you and can be used to make other people feel at ease. There are many reasons why you might feel embarrassed about your smile, such as having misaligned teeth, unsightly metal fillings or a crooked smile but they can all be solved by dentists offering cosmetic dentistry techniques.

The procedures which comprise cosmetic dentistry are many and varied. Veneers , crowns and fillings can be fitted, your gums can be reshaped and your teeth whitened. Thanks to advances in technology, these processes are far speedier than they were in the past. Widely used CEREC techniques allow veneers to be constructed and fitted in just one session at your dentist by utilising 3D images to examine your teeth.

These techniques can be combined and carried out in conjunction to make a ‘smile makeover’ package. For example you may wish to have a metal filling replaced using the more discreet finish of cosmetic bonding at the same time as have a porcelain veneer over a broke down tooth. CEREC allows these processes to be carried out with incredible speed and you probably won’t even have to wear inconvenient temporary veneers while you wait.

Many of these techniques are far more affordable than many people think. The technology used, while being cutting edge, actually mean that some of the more expensive aspects of dental treatment in the past have been eradicated. Interest free payment plans can be taken up to decrease the burden of cost. Contact your  dentist today for more information about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Porcelain Veneers For You Dream smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on August 28, 2010
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There are many dental problems that can spoil the appearance of the teeth and make people ashamed of their smiles. In some cases this can be the source of real emotional problems that affects self-confidence and self-esteem but there are ways to improve your smile with various cosmetic dentistry treatments.

As you may have seen on one of the many TV makeover shows on our screens in recent years, porcelain veneers are capable of completely transforming the teeth and creating stunning healthy looking smiles. These are thin ceramic shells that fit over the top of the existing teeth restoring the size, color and shape of damaged teeth. This damage could have occurred as the result of discoloration, worn enamel or even structural damage to the teeth.

The veneers are made of porcelain and will be specially designed to compliment your mouth and smile. Your dentist will construct the veneers according to dental mould or digital x-rays taken at an earlier appointment. Modern fabrication techniques have radically shortened the time it takes to make veneers and the finished product is now of a superior quality.

In the past, porcelain veneers took several weeks to manufacture in the lab after several appointments to measure and design had been carried out. This involved lengthy and uncomfortable dental moulds and rounds of x-rays, but in recent years new technology called Cerec has revolutionised the way that veneers are designed and manufacturedCerec utilises CAD/CAM technology, meaning computer aided design, computer aided manufacture. With the aid of new technology such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging the dentist is now able to design the veneers on a computer screen before instructing a computer to sculpt the veneers from specially chosen porcelain. This has drastically reduced the time you will need to spend in the surgery and made treatment a lot more pleasant.

The veneers are cemented in place using dental bonding, a resin substance that is very hard wearing, adding another layer of protection to the teeth. The ceramic itself is also very tough and will protect the teeth from further damage. You may have seen the incredible effects possible using the latest veneer techniques on one of the many TV makeover shows that populate our screens at the moment.

Porcelain is such a good choice for veneers as it very closely resembles actual tooth enamel even to the point of being slightly transparent.These look and feel just like real teeth and with the right care and attention will last up to twenty years before they need replacing. Not only will they look great but they will also protect the teeth from external damage by plaque and bacteria.This means that not only will your teeth look and feel great, but they will also look very realistic. Find out more about veneers at your dentist the next time you go for a check up appointment.

Are Resin Restorations Better Than Amalgam Fillings ?

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on July 2, 2010
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Many of us have received amalgam (silver) fillings, but Dr. Goma’s cosmetic dentistry practice has made noticeable metal fillings a thing of the past. Aside from creating a more appealing smile visually, metal-free fillings may also be better for your health. Despite warnings and scientific proof that metal-free fillings are a better choice than metal amalgam fillings, many patients are not well-informed as to the benefits of metal-free fillings and the risks of metal amalgam fillings.For over 100 years, dentists have been using silver-mercury amalgam fillings to restore decayed or broken teeth.   These materials contain about 50% mercury combined with silver and other metals.  The worked well but they are not only ugly and unnatural in appearance, but they have the potential of creating fractures in the teeth cause by the expansion and contraction of the mercury within the filling.  In the past the only other alternative was gold and that was too expensive for most folks.

For about the last 10 years or so there has been an economical way to beautifully restore teeth in the Shimla area  using tooth-colored resin fillings.  The resin is made up of glass particles in a plastic matrix which is like clay as we mould it and shape its surface.  We bond the putty-like material to the tooth with a high-intensity light.  This hardens the material and allows it to be shaped and polished for immediate use.

Once completed, the tooth has a natural appearance and is actually stronger than before due to the strength of the adhesive agent used to bond the resin to the tooth. Because these fillings bond to the teeth they can remain very small whereas in the past the silver-mercury fillings had to have a large hole drilled to hold the filling in place.  Resin restorations not only look better, but they are stronger and last longer than the old silver-amalgam fillings.

Resin restorations are slightly more costly than the amalgam fillings because of the time and expertise required to place them is much greater.  The benefits of increased natural beauty and safety are worth the difference in price.

Because of its durability, dental amalgam (mercury based) are still widely used in India. With new types of tooth colored fillings, most dentists are gradually phasing out its use.  This is a matter of  personal choice to ensure that our patients are not exposed to unnecessary health risk but is definitely a good news for concerned patients with old amalgam fillings.Please call our Goma Dental office at  177-6450704 to have any questions you may have about the benefits of resin restorations.

Porcelain Veneers : For Brand New Smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on March 21, 2010
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There are two main types of veneers that can be placed over the top of damaged or discoloured teeth to restore the cosmetic appearance of a smile. Composite veneers are made of a resin and are made in laboratory or even constructed in the mouth during an appointment. The other type of veneer is made entirely from porcelain and is cemented over the top of teeth using dental bonding.

Although composite veneers are cheaper, they do not look nearly as realistic as a porcelain veneer which are specially designed to resemble tooth enamel. Composite veneers are more suitable for individual teeth that are damaged or for repairing small cracks or chips. When it comes to replacing a whole dental arc that has been damaged by staining or discolouration there really is only one option. Also, as technology advances, new tools are being developed to speed up the manufacturing process of porcelain veneers and with technology such as digital x-rays and Cerec, it is now possible to sculpt veneers from a single piece of porcelain in a matter of minutes.

Other modern porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, some the same width as a contact lens, which can be fitted over the teeth with no enamel removal and can be completely removed themselves should the need arise. They are in fact so thin that they can fit over existing veneers and other dental repair work.

As well as completely restoring the appearance of damaged teeth, porcelain veneers also play an important protective role. Acting as a second layer of enamel they protect the teeth from decay adding another important barrier to tooth decay. Call 177-645-0704 for a free consultation at Goma Dental Clinic in Shimla.

Smile Makeover : Get A perfect Smile

Over the last twenty years, a vast array of new cosmetic dental procedures have been introduced that can make you teeth more aesthetically attractive. Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for those of us not blessed with naturally straight and white teeth to achieve our dream smile.

Did you know smiling and laughing are actually healthy for you? It’s true! As well as being attractive; smiling and laughing are beneficial to your entire well-being!

The psychological value of smiling and laughing is just as impressive. These activities release inner tension and repressed tendencies. When a person is tired or unhappy, it is better to relax through smiling and / or laughing than any other non-active means.

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, a Smile Makeover may be beneficial to you.

∙ Do you dislike the appearance of your smile?
∙ Are you embarrassed to smile?
∙ Do you cover your mouth when your smile or laugh?
∙ Do you feel that you show too many or too few teeth when you smile or laugh?
∙ Do you show too much gum when you smile or laugh?
∙ Do you feel that your teeth are too long or too short?
∙ Do you feel that your teeth are too wide or too narrow?
∙ Do you feel that your teeth are too square or too round?
∙ Do you feel that your smile holds you back in your personal or professional life?
∙ When you look in the mirror are you conscious of any defects to your teeth or gums?
∙ Do you wish your teeth were whiter?
∙ Are your teeth crooked or uneven, chipped or broken? Are you missing teeth or have unsightly gaps between your teeth?
∙ Do you require extensive dental restorations or treatment?

By using one or a combination of these procedures (often known as a smile makeover) a cosmetic dentist is able to produce the patient’s desired smile. There are very few occasions where the dentist is unable to overcome existing dental difficulties to produce the desired effect. Whatever the dental concern you may have, talk to a  dentist about cosmetic dentistry and they will be able to advise which procedures would be most effective for your teeth. A Smile Makeover can transform the way you look and feel – heightening your confidence, self-esteem and facial appearance. A Smile Makeover can change your life!

Cosmetic Dentistry For A Perfect Smile

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.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry have allowed dentists to reshape or remold your problem teeth. A dental procedure touted to change the appearance of a person’s problem tooth, teeth contouring is regarded as a quick and painless dental cosmetic treatment.

Teeth’s contouring is the solution to several dental problems, including:
• Cracked or chipped teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Overlapping teeth
• Teeth with holes or grooves
Not all individuals are suitable candidate for teeth contouring. Your dentist will determine if you are a suitable candidate by evaluating the health of your teeth and if your bone and tissue are strong enough to support a tooth contouring treatment.

The step by step teeth contouring process follows:
• X-ray examination to determine the strength of your tissue, bone and teeth.
• If you are a suitable candidate, your dentist will make a computer image to show how you will look after the teeth contouring process.
• Your teeth will be marked with a pen in preparation for the sculpting. Some of the materials that will be used are lasers, sanding drills and abrasive strips.
• Material bonding will be made to the tooth to fill cracks and chips, change the tooth’s colour and cover blemishes.
• The final step of the teeth contouring process is the polishing and smoothing.

With teeth contouring, it takes only two dental visits for you to have that smile that you have always dream of.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.

MAC Veneers For a Beautiful Smile

Wafer-thin porcelain veneers are one of cosmetic dentistry’s more recent inventions. The veneers are bonded onto the front of existing teeth with composite resin to restore the appearance of cracked, chipped or badly discoloured teeth. They are rapidly becoming one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments with  dentists because of the stunning results they produce and the incredible speed and minimal fuss of treatment.

Most people don’t think twice about the veneers they receive from their dentist; but, they should. All veneers are not created equal. Different brands vary in realism, strength, stain resistance, and length of life. It is important to work closely with laboratory technicians to create a beautiful smile that is custom tailored to you. MAC Veneers, Lumineers and other brands of porcelain veneers are different types of porcelain veneers that are designed to correct many different cosmetic problems that you may have with your smile.

They differ in how they appear on your teeth, and how they are created. MAC Veneers are created out of pressed ceramic porcelain, which MAC Veneers claims is stronger than any other type of porcelain. As a result MAC veneers are claimed to last longer and look more lifelike than any other porcelain veneer.Lumineers, on the other hand, are porcelain veneers created by Cerinate. Cerinate claims that Lumineers are strong enough so that they can be constructed to be as thin as a contact lens. They claim that Lumineers can be placed without anesthesia and without shaving any tooth material away.

MAC veneers offer the best combination of beauty, function and longevity.

* Beauty – MAC Veneers are created by artisans who understand and appreciate the nuances in color, luminosity and shape of natural teeth. Using up to 16 shades of white (while others use only four), MAC Veneers provide a unique level of natural beauty.
* Advanced Materials – MAC Veneers are made with high quality, pressed ceramics the latest, most advanced material available for cosmetic dentistry. In addition to enhancing the color and brightness of your smile, they can straighten and reshape your teeth to give them a more youthful appearance.
* Longevity – At least two times stronger than other veneer brands made with thinner, feldspathic ceramics. Because MAC Veneers are more durable, your new smile can last for years without cracking, chipping or changing color

With MAC Veneers and other porcelain veneers, in order ensure there is a seamless, natural feel and appearance, a small amount of tooth material must be removed. Lumineers claims this is not needed with their porcelain veneers.

All porcelain veneers are created to be placed over the front sides of your teeth in order to correct numerous aesthetic problems, including:

* Crooked Teeth
* Broken Teeth
* Stained Teeth
* Discolored Teeth
* Chipped Teeth
* Spaces Between Teeth
* Misshaped Teeth
* Disfigured Teeth
* Worn Teeth

The manufacture of porcelain veneers has been dramatically affected by the introduction of new technology. In the past, porcelain veneers needed to be measured using a system of dental moulds and x-rays. These were time-consuming processes, as was the laboratory conditions needed for their manufacture. Today, by using the latest in 3D imaging and digital x-rays, a dentist can use a computer to design and manufacture a porcelain veneer in as little as six minutes. This has significantly reduced treatment times and discomfort for patients.

It is now possible for dentists to design, manufacture and fit a whole dental arc of porcelain veneers in an afternoon. You could have a completely new and youthful set of teeth in just one day. Ask your dentist about the latest in porcelain veneer technology.

Choosing Metal Free Dentistry

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on December 27, 2009
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Many of us have received amalgam (silver) fillings, but Dr. Goma’s cosmetic dentistry practice has made noticeable metal fillings a thing of the past. Aside from creating a more appealing smile visually, metal-free fillings may also be better for your health. Despite warnings and scientific proof that metal-free fillings are a better choice than metal amalgam fillings, many patients are not well-informed as to the benefits of metal-free fillings and the risks of metal amalgam fillings.

Dangers of Amalgam
Most metal amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. One specific danger of these mercury fillings is amalgam poisoning. Signs of amalgam poisoning include:

-Difficulty in concentration and memory
-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
-Sleep disturbances and restlessness
-Numbness or pain in the arms and legs
-Bleeding gums

Choosing Metal-Free
Metal-free fillings are a great choice if you need new fillings or want to replace metal ones. The advantages to metal free fillings include:

-No release of toxins into the body
-Decreased sensitivity to heat and cold
-Aesthetically appealing and more natural looking
-Stronger bonding to prevent future tooth fractures
-Less vulnerable to pain when biting

Types of Metal-Free Fillings
Metal free fillings come in two specific options.

-Composite Resin dental fillings are made of a plastic dental resin. They are strong, durable, and create a natural looking smile. When this material is used to fill cavities, its color looks like your natural tooth.

-Porcelain fillings are also available and have certain advantages. These fillings require less of your natural tooth material to be removed and don’t transfer hot and cold temperatures as much as metal fillings do.

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves the application of a durable resin material to the tooth. A  dentist will use a special light to harden the resin material, which is similar in color to your teeth, to make it bond to your tooth to improve or restore your smile.

Dental bonding can be used to:
• Repair decayed teeth. Your  dentist can use composite resin materials to fill cavities
• Close gaps between teeth
• Repair cracked or chipped teeth
• Eliminate discolored teeth
• Improve the appearance of your teeth by making them longer
• Change the shape of your teeth
• Cosmetic substitute to amalgam fillings
• Protection for your tooth’s root or a portion of it which has been opened when your gums recede.

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.

Laser Teeth Whitening For Shining Smile

Dental care begins at home, but sometimes teeth encounter problems such as discoloration, cavity problems, etc. These problems need to be solved by the dentist. There are many techniques available to get rid of these problems including sophisticated techniques for tooth whitening.Of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures, few have as an effective or dramatic impact as teeth whitening. This is a process that aims to make the teeth whiter by up to an incredible ten shades. It is widely offered by most dentists and is one of the most widely used and affordable of the cosmetic dentistry treatments. This method does not take a long time and you can get back home within an hour with white and sparkling teeth! Laser tooth whitening is a tooth bleaching method and involves the use of laser and a whitening gel in order to lighten the tooth shade and whiten them. Laser techniques have been used since 15 years by the dental fraternity.

For the most part, laser whitening is a fairly simple procedure.The first step in laser tooth whitening system is to manually clean the teeth and remove plaque. This is followed by the application of a peroxide based gel to the teeth. The peroxide gel is made up of a maximum strength formula, which makes sure that the laser which is to be applied further works properly and performs maximum cleaning. Further, the gel is subjected to specialized light in order to activate itself. This procedure takes almost an hour to complete and your teeth are whitened by making it many shades lighter.Depending on your diet and oral hygiene, this procedure will enable you to have white teeth for a maximum of two years.

The laser tooth whitening system is an easy process which doesn’t consume much of your time. It is painless as well! However, there are some pros and cons of this method. In most cases, laser bleaching causes no damage to your gums and teeth. Typically, even if you have gum disease, you can have this type of bleaching treatment. If you have fillings, they will not be loosened or damaged by laser whitening. You will also notice that the enamel on your teeth will not become soft. Unfortunately, your teeth may be a bit more sensitive after this procedure.The biggest con of laser tooth whitening system is the high cost involved in the treatment.  This further increases with the number of times the cleaning is to be performed. Another disadvantage associated with laser tooth whitening is that it may not work for teeth which have turned gray in color, as such type of teeth do not get bleached at all.

After reading this, you must have decided to try out the laser tooth whitening system. However, before opting for any treatment, do not get tempted by its popularity. Consult a specialist to know about this procedure, know about the advantages and disadvantages of tooth whitening, see whether the treatment suits your needs and most importantly think about the cost incurred on it. Choose a reputed dentist for this treatment. Your teeth are special and every care must be taken to preserve them for a lifetime.Remember though, the real secret to keeping your teeth white and preventing discolouration is regular brushing, a healthy lifestyle and regular dental check-ups. Keep smiling, as it costs nothing!

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