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Cosmetic dentistry: Yay or Nay?

 

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Cosmetic dentistry is gaining widespread popularity not only among the elite class and celebrities, but also among the common man. No matter what the media may try to portray, most celebs aren’t born with pearly white smiles. They too are an acquisition of cosmetic treatment as well as proper care.

Do you also wish for a bright attractive celebrity smile? Here is some information that may help guide you:

The first thing that you need to understand is:

Home treatments aren’t going to show immediate results nor will they be as effective as what a dentist can do for you.

There are quite a few products available in the market that can help you attain whiter teeth, but the results are not going to last too long.

Should you go for cosmetic dentistry?

Yes it was once thought to be the prerogative of the upper class, cosmetic dentistry has now become a need that makes sure your teeth are spotless and keep you smiling. Pakistanis are now opting for cosmetic dentistry not just because they want to look attractive, but because they want to make sure that their oral health remains intact.

Veneers

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Veneers are teeth shape correctors. They align teeth, correct chippings and help hide any permanent stains. In order to put veneers on, the dentist needs to chip off 0.5 to 1.5 millimeters off the topmost layer of the teeth. Once the surface has been removed, a custom designed, very thin porcelain sheet is attached in its place allowing for a bright, megawatt smile. As per dentists’ opinions, porcelain veneers are the best as they glow and help the smile look bright. You can pick out veneers according to the size, shine and shape you like best.

 

Crowns and Bridges

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Another thing that can help in making your teeth better looking and better working is to get crowns and bridges. These things not only help you look better, they also correct any kind of misshaped teeth, broken or chipped tooth and even teeth that are weak or rotten.

So, which treatment is for you?

You will only be able to decide what can work for you when you pay visit to a cosmetic dentist. They will be able to tell you what treatment will work best for you. Sometimes a bleaching treatment is enough, while other times you will have to get something like a veneer or crown.

The dentist will be able to show you the results of different procedures to see the before and after comparisons to help you decide whether or not you even like the outlook.

As far as money is concerned, you will need to ask the dentist. Costs will depend not only on the cosmetic dentist, but the procedure you opt for as well. So if you have any questions, pay a visit to your dentist and see what they suggest. They are the only ones who will be able to guide you in the best manner and tell you what will work in your favor.

 

June 6, 2017

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