The basic services of Cosmetic Dentistry include tooth whitening, teeth straightening (also known as teeth alignment), dental implants, porcelain veneers, gum lift, bite reclamation, etc. Yes, of course there are quite a few over the counter teeth whitening products available in the market nowadays that you can easily use in the comfort of your home. But, there are some side effects of use these products and most importantly they are not very long lasting. Teeth whitening can be done easily and more professionally by dentists. This procedure is mainly undergone by those people who have stained or yellowed teeth due to excessive smoking or drinking coffee. Tooth straightening also ranks as one of the most sought after cosmetic dental procedures.
Many people have skew or crooked teeth that make their facial features blunt and their smile unpleasant. There are number of methods to straighten such teeth. Permanent braces can be put on them to exert pressure in order to pull them to the desired position. There is also a better solution called Invisalign. It is easier to wear and much less noticeable but just as effective. Putting dental implants is, however, a bit of an invasive surgery. It is used to replace missing or broken tooth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are place on the surface of the teeth to reshape or enlarge them and make the appearance better. Veneers are also recommended who have severely stained teeth that cannot be improved by a teeth whitening procedure. Cosmetic Dentistry is also used for getting a gum lift which makes the teeth more symmetrical. It also repairs the excessive wear and tear to a person's teeth.
Among all the procedures of such dentistry, the most popular one is laser teeth whitening. It is said to be the most effective way of whitening one's stained teeth. Although, nowadays the procedure can be completed in just thirty minutes, the determining factor of the time is always dependent on how badly your teeth are stained. In this procedure typically a bleaching gel is used to protect the inside of your mouth, especially the gums, from the bright light. Then the laser is focused on the teeth enabling the whitening gel to penetrate deeply into the teeth.
There are many procedures that are followed in laser teeth whitening. Not all the methods are equally effective. The shopping mall techniques are not as useful as they use a very weak formula of whitening gel. However, if the right kind of procedure is chosen, this form of Cosmetic Dentistry can whiten your teeth up to 14 shades.