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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

How Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Smiles

The quest to achieving that perfect smile has become easier than ever with the recent advances in cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to the various procedures and materials that are continuously being developed in this field, many dental defects can now be effectively and conveniently corrected. Gone are the days of imperfect smiles.

Discolored or stained teeth, for example, may be corrected by teeth whitening. There are several whitening procedures to choose from, ranging from bleaching to laser techniques. The bleaching treatments available have varying degrees of whitening, and it is up to the patients to decide how white they want their teeth to be.

Dental veneers can also solve several dental cosmetic problems. Gaps between teeth, uneven teeth shapes and sizes, and even cracked teeth can be corrected by veneers. Dental veneers are thin ceramic materials layered over natural teeth to mask those previously mentioned defects. For optimum results, the use of more than one dental veneer is often necessary, and in fact, those who wish to achieve perfectly even teeth may opt to get veneers for a complete set of teeth.

The traditional way to correct teeth gaps or misaligned teeth is through metal braces, which unfortunately, many adult sufferers find inappropriate for their age. Those who are past adolescent age but wish to correct these teeth defects can consider Invisalign. This works very much like traditional braces but with a clear material, it’s almost invisible to the naked eye and is thus less embarrassing for adults to wear.


November 7, 2013 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Bruxism, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Tooth Sensitivity | , , ,

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