Getting The Face You Always Wanted: How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

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When you are finally ready to make some changes to your physical appearance, namely your face, you have a wide variety of decisions to make. Most people focus on their skin and bone structure and maybe even their lips. However, your teeth and gums are equally as important when you are trying to get the perfect face that you have always wanted. Get to know some of the ways that a cosmetic dentist can help and work with your plastic surgeon to accomplish your goals, and you will be ready to start the process in no time. 

Dental Veneers to Cover Damaged Teeth

Your teeth are not infallible. In other words, the can get scratched, chipped, or even broken completely. At some point throughout your life, you have likely done some such damage to your teeth. They may also not appear completely straight or uniform. 

When this is the case and you still have at least partial tooth tissue remaining, you can get dental veneers to help cover your damaged teeth. Dental veneers are essentially caps or covers for the visible part of your teeth. They are made of a composite resin or porcelain and are made to look just like real teeth. 

A cosmetic dentist will take a mold and several scans of your existing teeth and can give you a computer-generated image of what your dental veneers will look like so that you get the perfect finished product. Then, the dentist will need to construct the veneers which can take several days or a few weeks, depending on the amount of teeth to be done. 

Your original teeth will be scored or filed down so that the dental cement will properly adhere to hold your new dental veneers in place. Once fitted, you can begin enjoying your new smile as if they were real teeth. 

Dental Implants

Sometimes instead of broken teeth, you may end up with missing teeth. While dental veneers are not an option when you have teeth that are missing completely, you do have dental implants as a treatment option. 

Dental implants are tooth replacements that are surgically inserted or implanted into the jawbone (where the root of a natural tooth would be normally). This anchors the dental implant. Then the tooth-like implant or cap is attached to that artificial root to create a brand new tooth.

These implants not only look like real teeth but function in much the same way, and you will be able to brush and floss them like normal. Dental implants are also the most permanent solution to dental issues. 

Now that you know a few of the ways that a cosmetic dentist can help to make your ideal face a reality, you can get started talking to both your plastic surgeon and a cosmetic dentist, like those at Adam Dental Clinic veneers, about your goals and the procedures you want to use to reach them. 

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17 August 2015

Dental Implants: Making the Right Decision

Last year, my dentist told me that the last of my natural teeth had to go. At that point, we began to talk about the pros and cons associated with dentures and with dental implants. After learning more about each option, I decided to go with the implants. I did make the decision that is right for me. While it took a few months for everything to be in place, they have been great. I find them easy to care for, and people don't know that my teeth aren't real unless I choose to tell them. If you are facing a similar decision, let me help. I'll explain why I chose the implants and how things worked out for me. That will help you come up with the decision that will be the right one for you.