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What you Need to Know about Cosmetic Dentistry Calabasas

Sep 2nd 2014 at 10:48 PM

Cosmetic dentistry Calabasas is becoming very popular with many people who wish to enhance their appearance and hence their personality. Cosmetic dentistry includes the procedures like Invisalign braces, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding and laser gum contouring. Cosmetic dental implant is also sometimes included in this field. Invisalign braces provide a more aesthetic alternative for traditional metal braces which are unsightly and mar the appearance of the wearer. Invisalign braces on the other hand are invisible and also do not cause oral injury like the metal braces.

Teeth whitening is a procedure which is often used for discolored or stained teeth. Two varieties of peroxide – hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are used in this process which is also known as bleaching. Sometimes you may be advised to use a home tooth whitening kit after the bleaching process or as a standalone whitening program. Sapphire light may or may not be used in the bleaching process. You should inform your dentist if you have light sensitivity, are taking photo-chemotherapy, taking light sensitive drugs or if you have melanoma. It is also a good idea to consult your dentist if you are planning to take sapphire light treatment.

Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to crowns and ceramic or resin veneers. The ultra thin nano porcelain veneers are even reversible and require very little altering of the natural tooth structure. They help in dealing with stubborn stains, crooked teeth where orthodontics are not required, minor cracks or uneven surface of the tooth etc. Dental bonding on the other hand is the quickest and simplest of cosmetic dentistry Calabasas procedures. The improper shape or size of the teeth can be corrected with dental bonding. Chipped teeth and teeth that are too short can also be corrected. Gaps between the teeth and minor cracks can make the use of dental bonding. Stained teeth that are not improved by whitening can be coated with the perfect color.

The last procedure is the last cosmetic dentistry procedure while dental implants are also sometimes considered a part of cosmetic dentistry. If you have a gummy smile and you wish that more of your teeth were visible when you smile, then laser gum contouring is the right thing for you. Earlier gum contouring required surgery with stitches that took a long time to heal. However, nowadays laser is used to evaporate the extra gum tissue and a normal procedure may take as less as an hour only. Hence whatever be the problems with your teeth, you can get them corrected by cosmetic dentistry.

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The author writes a lot about cosmetic dentistry Calabasas. He also writes about dental implants.

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