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Beautifying Smiles Through Cosmetic Dentistry While keeping teeth clean and cavity-free is crucial for oral health, it is sometimes not enough to make a person proud of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry assists in giving teeth a natural and healthy appearance, so patients may no longer feel embarrassed about showing their teeth to others. Using a variety of methods, general dentists can move, color, and straighten teeth to change the cosmetic results and look of the smile. In the past, medical dental care often provided unnaturally coloured fillings, caps, and teeth replacements. These treatments provided a solution to the problem but left the patient with noticeable metallic spots in their teeth that can be seen when the person opens their mouth or even smiles widely. A more modern and aesthetic choice is Mercury-free, tooth coloured fillings which are coloured to match enamel as closely as possible, and can serve as a permanent replacement to less- reliable metal fillings. If a tooth is worn or misshapen, potentially from frequent grinding or from biting on something hard, a composite material can be used. It is poured over the tooth, and like a liquid sculpture, moulded into the image of what the tooth should ideally look like on the outside. Not only does this restore the appearance, but it also protects the tooth from further wear and decay. Braces, smoking, sugar, coffee, and diet can cause gradual discoloration over time even with frequent brushing. Some people also have darker enamel naturally, and wish to see it lighter. A professional aesthetic dentist will be able to treat each tooth individually to an equal and even color across the entire smile. In some patients' situations, whole teeth are missing or have been removed due to advanced decay or from sports injuries or accidents. This is bad for the appearance of the face however, and it could allow the other teeth to move out of place, and in severe cases can possibly cause the face to sink in around that area. Artificial replacements can be made in the form of a dental implant which are a dental crown placed onto a titanium metal "screw". The screw keeps the crown in place and acts as the new root. Sometimes completing the beautiful look of a smile requires paying attention to other factors than the teeth. This can sometimes include the structure of the inside of the mouth, as well as the jaw. In order to solve some structural cases of over-bite or under-bite, patients may require what are commonly known as braces or different appliances to train the muscles to align the chin and teeth. In some more severe cases surgery would be performed by a specialist. Receding gum-lines and periodontal disease can be a problem for many people and for many reasons, but there are ways to restore them for those who feel it is affecting their health and appearance. Dental laser treatments are now available and are a safe and effective way to treat gum disease. The beam of light from the laser is used to remove infected gum tissue leaving a healthier gum line preventing further damage. Seeking a professional in cosmetic dentistry is the first step towards the aesthetic beauty many people desire in their smile. With every advancement in medical and dental technology, these doctors find new and simpler ways to restore and correct patients' teeth. Everyone has the ability to get the attention their smile deserves with the right amount of patience and help from these dental procedures. An Edmonton dentist and general practitioner providing professionalDentist Edmontonservices such as dental implants and tooth whitening.
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