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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.

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.

How To Select A Cosmetic Dentist ?

The number of dentists in  many parts of the world that are offering cosmetic dental procedures is increasing all the time. Cosmetic Dentistry includes a large variety of procedures and techniques that are used individually and in various combinations for the purpose of enhancing, altering or completely changing your smile. The later is often called an extreme makeover smile.

Finding a qualified cosmetic dentist requires careful consideration and caution.When you select a cosmetic dentist, you are selecting a dental professional who will help you change your appearance by changing the look of your teeth and your smile. It is a very personal and important choice. Most cosmetic dental procedures are not reversible, so you will want to take your time, ensure that you feel comfortable with the dentist, and that you feel confident with his/her skills and capabilities. When you do, you will likely be happy and completely satisfied with the results that are achieved with the cosmetic dentistry treatment you receive.

If there are any complications during a cosmetic dentistry procedure, an experienced cosmetic dentist will be more adept at handling the situation. In addition, a cosmetic dentist who has performed many complicated dental procedures will have had more time to perfect his or her technique and results. Cosmetic dentistry treatments like dental veneers and bonding require an artistic touch to produce the most attractive and natural-looking results. Choosing the best possible cosmetic dentist near you requires evaluation of many things. When you plan cosmetic dental work to enhance, alter, or change your smile, it is important that you choose a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentists who have performed numerous complicated dental procedures will have had more time to perfect their techniques. Cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, and crowns on dental implants require an artistic touch as well as superior technical ability to produce the most attractive and natural-looking results.

“Hollywood” Smile Makeover : Porcelain Veneers

If you have unsightly amalgam fillings, tooth discoloration, or uneven teeth, it may be to your advantage to have porcelain veneers. While these coverings will not necessarily add any strength to your teeth, they will make them look much more attractive. Today, when you visit a dentist , you can have porcelain veneers created for you.

In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.Depending on the size of the area that needs to be filled in, your dentist may need to do a small amount of drilling. Typically, most patients do not require anesthesia for this process. That said, if you are nervous about dental drills, your dentists will do everything possible to help you relax and feel comfortable. For the most part, you will find that having porcelain veneers placed is far less distressing than getting cavities filled.

Traditionally, a reduction of approximately 0.5 mm is required for a porcelain veneer. Once the surfaces of your teeth are prepared for veneer insertion, your dentist will need to take molds of each tooth surface. From there, the porcelain veneers will need to be custom designed. In most cases, you will need to come back for a second visit in order to have the veneers bonded to you teeth. While this is not a painful process, you will be very relieved to see how much better you look with your new porcelain veneers in place.

As may be expected, veneers are primarily used to help create an even and beautiful smile. Therefore, you may find that you will need several veneers inserted at the same time. This will help create even coloring for all of your teeth, as well as make it easier for your dentist to create a harmonious balance that will create a perfect smile. Perhaps best of all, once your porcelain veneers are in place, you can enjoy a bright, beautiful smile for years to come.

Cosmetic Dentistry Bonding Gives A Beautiful Smile

Cosmetic Dental bonding is done with a composite resin material that is used to fix various dental problems. The composite bonding material can be used to fix some breaks, cracks and chips on teeth and some spaces between teeth called diastemas. If the tooth imperfections or spaces are large, bonding may not be an option, in which case porcelain veneers or crowns may be required to give a good cosmetic result.

To start the tooth bonding procedure, your Dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth for treatment by roughening the surface to be repaired and then recontouring the surface to acccept the composite resin material. Surface roughening is performed to allow the resin to adhere properly to the tooth structure when it hardens. When the tooth or teeth are properly prepared, the cosmetic dentist will apply a mixture of two different materials which have an adhesive and a catalyst in them. The putty-like composite material, which is tooth colored is applied and sculpted to correct the problems. The composite material is then carefully applied to the properly prepared area of the tooth to be fixed. The tooth-colored composite is then shaped and smoothed to accomplish the desired cosmetic appearance. To harden the composite resin material once it is placed on the tooth, a high intensity light is used to cure it by your Cosmetic Dentist. If the area to be fixed is large or deep, more than one layer of composite material may have to be applied and cured separately. After shaping the material, the newly fixed area is smoothed and polished to look like the natural tooth structure. If done correctly by someone well trained in cosmetic dentistry, the finished tooth colored composite should have the same appearance as its adjacent natural tooth structure. Any tooth whitening that is needed or desired should be done prior to the use of cosmetic dental bonding resins, because the resin is not effected by the bleaching process and remains its original color. Generally, composite bonding is done on teeth after they have been bleached. At that time after bleaching, the tooth-colored bonding material is matched to the newly whitened teeth. Cosmetic tooth bonding with composite material can usually be completed during one office visit, depending upon the amount of repair needed and the number of teeth to be treated. Cosmetic cases that are complicated involving multiple teeth may require more than one visit to your  Cosmetic Dentist.

Cosmetic dental tooth bonding
is quick and generally able to be finished in one visit to the dentist if they are properly trained in cosmetic dental work. The finished product is usually relatively long lasting, assuming the patient takes normal care of their teeth. Tooth colored dental bonding is a wonderful alternative to more extensive and more expensive cosmetic dentistry treatment that is done with porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges. Cost is often a concern for patients. The cost of dental tooth bonding varies depending upon three things: (1) the number of teeth that are repaired; (2) the size of the individual areas that are bonded; and (3) the geographic area of the country where the procedures are performed.

As always, this information is not in any way meant to replace a visit and examination by your own dentist. However, if you do not currently have a dentist, you may contact Shimla Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Goma, to set up a dental exam and additional information may be viewed at our  Himachaldental Cosmetic Dentistry website.

Zoom! and Home Teeth Whitening

You will be amazed at how you look with a smile up to 10 shades brighter! Many patients think they look ten years younger. If your teeth are yellow, stained, or drab, schedule an in-office Zoom! Whitening appointment with Dr. Goma. This innovative system allows us to erase stains caused by foods, drinks, tobacco, age, and medications in about an hour. Zoom! Whitening is the leader in professional chairside teeth bleaching.

If you prefer, we can create custom trays and provide you with a professional-grade teeth-whitening kit for home use. Some patients want to brighten their teeth over time, so home teeth-whitening kits are a great option. The gel included with the kits is stronger than over-the-counter products. You can achieve the same amazing results with home teeth whitening as you would with Zoom! Whitening. Treatment time varies, but in most cases, patients wear the custom trays and gel for about an hour a night over two weeks.

All Zoom! Whitening patients will receive a complimentary home teeth whitening kit to touch up their smile whenever they like. With this system, you can keep your smile bright and youthful forever!

When you choose Goma Dental and our team as your oral health partners, we’ll help you discover the lifelong joys of a strong, beautiful smile. Call today to reserve your teeth-whitening visit. Our state-of-the-art dental office is located in Shimla,  and serve patients with genuine compassion and excellent clinical care. We’re changing the way people go to the dentist!


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