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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Three Things To Expect From A Cosmetic Dental Service

by Myrtle Banks

The word cosmetic usually relates to things that improve or restore your appearance. A cosmetic dental service, therefore, offers dental treatment that enhances the appearance of your teeth. In other words, a cosmetic dentist will treat any dental conditions affecting the appearance of your smile. Here are some types of services you can expect from a cosmetic dental professional.

Teeth whitening

Discoloured teeth have led several individuals into solitary lives due to fear of being seen by others. This isolation can be harmful to your mental health in the long run. The good news is that discoloured teeth are treatable, but dentists warn against self-treatment, especially using unprescribed, over-the-counter whitening gels.

After examination, a cosmetic dental practitioner may recommend professional teeth cleaning at the clinic, applying whitening gels, veneers or bonding. The treatment option chosen is based on the reason behind your discoloured teeth.

Teeth alignment

If you have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, an underbite or an overbite, a cosmetic dental expert can help. It's also common to find a dentist specializing in teeth alignment referred to as an orthodontist.

Expect treatments like tooth extraction and braces. It's also important to point out that there are different types of braces to cater to individual-specific preferences and conditions. That said, don't be surprised if you prefer particular braces, but your cosmetic dentist tells you they aren't the best option for your specific condition.

So what are the common types of braces? Traditional metal braces, ceramic or porcelain, lingual braces and Invisalign are all common types. Remember that the fancier they look, the more expensive they will likely be.

Replacement of missing teeth

Losing your front teeth will significantly alter your appearance, not forgetting your speech and ability to take bites of things like apples. Cosmetic dentistry can help replace these missing teeth.

It's important to note that dentists who specialize in restoring missing teeth are referred to as prosthodontists. Therefore, a cosmetic dentist may also be known as a prosthodontist.

Once you visit a cosmetic dental expert for missing teeth restoration, expect an examination, followed by a recommendation of various treatment options. These may include dentures or dental implants. Of course, the dentist will suggest treatments suitable for your particular condition.

Expect some to be more expensive than others simply because they look more natural and don't require much maintenance. For example, dental implants are more expensive than removable dentures. This price difference is because implants involve oral surgery in addition to the factors mentioned above.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry, reach out to a local clinic.