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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

How Cosmetic Dentistry can Improve Your Smile

Any peBackMountainDentalrmanent tooth that gets knocked out is lost for good, and the only way to regain your perfect smile is to have dentures made or opt for dental implant surgery. This is what most people think about cosmetic dentistry in general, and while it is a fairly accurate depiction, it is ultimately a rather limited perspective. The practice offers more than just artificial tooth replacements, however, as even those with a complete set of healthy teeth sometimes work with a cosmetic dentist simply to improve their smile.

 

Many people, for instance, opt for teeth whitening treatments that remove discolorations and tough stains on the teeth. Meanwhile, those with misshapen incisors, canines, and molars can have crowns and caps installed to hide these imperfections in a jiffy. Crowns are also used to treat chipped or cracked teeth that are recovering from serious fractures. Other dentists specialize in teeth shaping which, as the name implies, changes the shape of a tooth by removing or scraping off some of the enamel.

 

These dental procedures are usually quick and painless, although not everyone can qualify for them. Some people may have sensitive teeth and gums that may be irreparably damaged through cosmetic dentistry. It is highly recommended that you consult with your dentist first before you undergo any of these procedures.

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October 31, 2013 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Tooth Sensitivity | , , , , ,

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