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Cosmetic Dentistry The Changing Face of our Smiles

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry on May 1st, 2007

There are a lot of people who are discontented with their look in the world nowadays. Many people’s teeth may have been unpleasant for all of their lives; while others teeth may have grown unattractive due to aging. For many reasons, people have decided to look into cosmetic dentistry as the solution to their unattractive teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry could be considered a dental facelift. It aims to change a person’s appearance so they look better and feel more confident. Oftentimes dentists make use of a combination of braces and porcelain veneers to make teeth look and feel better.

Porcelain veneers replace your existing tooth with a better looking one. The Porcelain Laminate Veneers are specially made porcelain wafers that can be placed over your teeth so they look new and white. They come in a variety of shades to match the color of your teeth.

Veneers are also able to correct unattractive smiles, turn around the effects of growing and aging, and make your teeth whiter. A lot of high fashion movie stars use veneers to keep that perfect smile. You can choose from impermanent and permanent veneers, depending on your unique situation. People more often than not wear the impermanent veneers as the permanent ones. When it comes to the price, veneers usually cost several thousand dollars each, depending on the amount of teeth that need modification.

Tooth whitening is another very trendy way to change the look of your teeth. There are actually two types of whitening.

1. First is the at-home whitening which uses about 10 to 20% carbamine peroxide. Impressions of the patient’s mouth are made in order to make trays of the teeth. The trays are fitted in the patient’s mouth and hold the carbamine peroxide gel in place on the teeth to be worn during sleep. Time: 1 to 6 weeks.

2. In-office whitening makes use of a high intensity light along with 35% hydrogen peroxide. With this, the patient’s gums are protected and the whitening process can be finished in just an hour.

Cosmetic dentistry also offers the ultimate help for the “gummy” smile, a gum –lift. This process can get rid of gums in order to make teeth appear longer and improve the smile. Jagged gum lines can make the teeth appear as if they are at different levels and lengths, also making for an unappealing smile.

This procedure in cosmetic dentistry is quick, and patients feel no pain or even any ill effects. Now that you know the ways to improve your smile, the next thing you need to do is to find the best doctor in your area so that you can be on your way to a winning smile.

High Cost Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry on April 28th, 2007

Very few people are able to visit the clinics because of the high cost of cosmetic dentistry. Only a few others have constantly and regularly followed their clinic schedules for check-ups.

The costs of porcelain veneers are extremely high. They range from $975 per veneer to a high of $2200 per veneer. But this rate will depend on the country you are in; different countries have different charges. Some countries may be charging a lot, but this is an expensive service. Rates for cosmetic dentistry procedures are high, even in the early years. If you want to be a wise dental consumer, you must understand some of the basic information with regards to cosmetic dentistry and its fees.

A lot of people wonder why cosmetic dentistry fees are not declining at all. There has never been a time when dentist services were priced low. Porcelain is notably high —the cost of all-porcelain crowns is the same as for porcelain veneers.

The cost of white fillings used for black teeth is charged according the amount and the number of the surfaces that are covered by the fillings. In a one-surface filling, the fees will range from $150 up to $250. For the two surfaces, the cost will run from $200 up to $400, and for three surfaces it ranges from $250 up to $500.

Bonding a front tooth is another expensive service you can choose. When bonding the tooth involves a corner of the tooth, it will range from $300 up to $1600. These costs are unbelievably high and expensive because the dentists who do this work need to have a high level of skill and artistry. A dentist carefully fixes patients teeth with expertise and preciseness. They spend long hours fixing up a patient’s teeth. Braces can cost from $5000 to $7000 to cover a complete case — a substantial investment.

Cosmetic dentistry is costly because it the use of expensive materials, first-class cosmetic dental labs, and usually extra time and effort on the part of the cosmetic dentist. All these extra costs are factored into the fee. A clinic also must be very clean, comfortable and free from bacteria, which adds to the cost of this type of dentistry. In fact, these services might even get more expensive in the coming years if the dentists become less common.

You need to keep in mind that as a consumer, you are in the most difficult position of not being legally covered or protected from bad cosmetic dental care. Cosmetic dentistry requires a lot of expertise. It is not really a legally distinct specialty. The dentist during his study years may have been through a lot of training or he might even traveled to remote areas for training. You should ask these questions, and be sure of any professional’s credentials before you begin a treatment program.