Apr 23, 2013

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About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Daytona Beach, FL has years of experience and have become popular.

There are several procedures that are carried out by an Orthodontist Daytona Beach FL. Among these we have;

(a) Tooth reshaping. Parts of the enamel are removed to improve the look of the teeth. It can be used to rectify a chipped tooth, alter the length or positioning of teeth. Since this procedure is fast, it is preferred by most patients as compared to other procedures that can be used to treat the same flaws such as braces.

(b) Tooth bleaching. This is commonly known as tooth whitening. It is used to clean teeth that appear to be stained or colored. Normally strips or trays are placed on the colored teeth/tooth. The trays or strips are removable by simply brushing the teeth. Other specialists will recommend whitening toothpastes which need to be used over a long period of time to exhibit results. There are as well instant bleaching procedures such as laser bleaching in which a laser beam is passed over a bleaching agent applied on the surface of the colored tooth.

(c) Bridges. These are also known as pontics. They are normally fused between two porcelain crowns and used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Dental bridges are used to not only improve your look but biting, speech and prevention of gum disease as well. Something that needs noting is that bridges require dedicated care for them to last long.

(d) Gum lift. This simply elevates the position of the gum line. The procedure involves creation of a longer or a more symmetrical appearance by reshaping the gum tissue or at times the underlying jaw bone.

(e) Veneers. These are ultra-thin, semi- translucent, customized porcelain shells placed on the outer surface of the teeth. They are used for distinguishing colored teeth, filling gaps. The procedure may require that the size of teeth reduced through filing.

The above procedures, though are used in aesthetic dentistry, can be used to treat structural problems of teeth. Since there are several specialists in the field, you should make sure that you pick one that you trust and are comfortable with.

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