Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

 Cosmetic procedures and surgeries have nearly taken over the world. An increasing population of average and middle class people have joined the bandwagon and are getting procedures done that were once luxuries only the most privileged of people could access.

 Cosmetic dental procedures refer to treatments done without any medically diagnosed disease of deferment. Cosmetic surgeries enhance the aesthetics of a person’s face, and boost mental well-being, self-worth, confidence and body positivity.

 However, dental health care has transformed and now caters to a diverse set of clients from varied walks of life. The most popular cosmetic dental procedures are:

 1.   Teeth Whitening

A combination of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide in a bleaching gel is used to whiten teeth. Common stains are caused by caffeine, sodas, tobacco and alcohols. When a bleaching gel is applied, it releases oxygen molecules which then penetrate the dental enamel and dissolve the stains.

 2.   Dental Crowns

A cap or crown is applied on edged, broken or otherwise deformed teeth to give it the shape of a normal healthy tooth. These caps are made of porcelain or metal, or a combination and add strength to the tooth.

 3.   Tooth Contouring

This is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is quick and inexpensive. It is most used to cover grooves or pits, chips, overlaps and enamel loss. This procedure requires an x-ray, a polishing visit and a finishing follow-up.

4.   Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a comparatively complex, though still inexpensive procedure. It has become very common as a cosmetic procedure due to its effective correction of visible flaws, chips, worn edges, gaps, stains and more. A composite resin material is used to sculpt over the tooth and is then dried and finished up with a high-intensity chemical or light. The composite resin material is commonly available in several shades and the procedure is almost painless.

 It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017

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