Cosmetic Dentistry – For That Brilliant Smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers options ranging from polishing, bleaching, covering techniques, bonding, implanting and orthodontia for complete mouth over, to give you the perfect smile. Recent medical advances have reduced the pain and trauma associated with dental work. An experienced dentist can help you to get that beautiful, brilliant and dazzling smile you always aspired for.

Types of Cosmetic Dental Works

Teeth Whitening: Stained or discolored teeth can be lightened with tooth bleach technique, either at home or at dentist. Weak hydrogen peroxide gel in a plastic tray cup of your teeth size worn on teeth for 4-5 hours daily for a week effectively whitens the teeth. High intensity light along with 35% peroxide for one hour under doctor’s supervision too whitens teeth.

Veneers: Crooked, chipped, spaced teeth can be covered by wafer thin porcelain laminated veneer bonded on to the original tooth enamel. This is a very effective treatment for front teeth correction.

Implants: Dental tooth implant made of titanium is surgically placed permanently into the jawbone of missing tooth. It is designed to act as tooth root to hold on to any artificial tooth, crown, bridge or denture.

Crowns: Badly chipped, broken or decayed tooth is capped or crowned with acrylic or porcelain fused with metal. It covers the tooth so that it can stand biting pressure without further damage.

Bonding: Mild scraping of original tooth enamel can reshape front teeth. Then tooth colored composite plastic enamel of desired shape is bonded on the original tooth. This is hardened and polished with special light to give you a winning smile.

Shaping: Enamel shaping is process of reshaping teeth with filing or removing some enamel for immediate, painless teeth correction.

Orthodontic Treatment: It is best for crooked or buck teeth and can be done on children and adults alike. Invisible lingual braces are inserted behind teeth to straighten them and also to correct bite related problems.

Dentures: Whole set of teeth worn on under lying bone can correct major tooth problems.

A skilled dentist can cosmetically change your teeth for that confidant, brilliant smile while largely preserving the original teeth.

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Colour Contact Lenses – Corrective, Therapeutic and Cosmetic

Prescribed, corrective colour contact lenses are actually more popular than lenses that are purely cosmetic though; sometimes people prefer certain tints to help them see their environment better (colorblind people have had mild success with tinted lenses that make it easier for them to discern colors), others like to have tinted lenses that can be found easily when they are dropped on the ground or in the sink, while still others simply want a new eye color.

Contact lenses are classified as corrective, therapeutic, and cosmetic. For those who are short sighted, near sighted, or who have astigmatism (all refractive defects of the eye) corrective contact lenses are in order. In these cases, an eye patient will mostly likely be prescribed spherical lenses. Therapeutic contact lenses cure other problems that are non refractive, like dry eye, and some types of therapeutic lenses even deliver medicine to the eye.

Two types of cosmetic lenses are colour contact lenses and special effects contact lenses. While these lenses occasionally correct vision when needed (they are basically spherical lenses), they also can blur vision because of their design. Colour contact lenses essentially change the appearance of the eye.

Some people may require colour contact lenses for less superficial reasons (perhaps they have a physical deformity on their iris) while others may simply want to ditch their natural brown eye color for a more appealing blue. Natural shades like hazel or blue are available but so are wilder colors like purple. A subtler colour contact lens is the tinted lens, which enhances one’s natural eye color, as opposed to drastically changing it.

It is important that a person finds colour contact lenses that suit their natural features though; otherwise their eyes may look strange.

Collagen injections on the forefront of cosmetic plastic surgery

Cosmetic plastic surgery boosts your confidence the way you look. And increase in self-confidence in the look can encourage you to focus your energy on other areas like family and career. There may be certain flaws in your body and face that makeup, diet and exercise can’t help mask. There you should look into the ultimate in makeover, i.e., cosmetic plastic surgery.
The advancement of corrective body and facial surgeries has made the cosmetic procedures easy, affordable and less invasive. This has led many to go for pure cosmetic procedures where aesthetic value comes first.
But, cosmetic procedures are not totally different from reconstructive procedures. Cosmetic surgery also considers your general health conditions and particular physical traits. That’s why you should not plunge into a procedure just for look alteration.

Of many cosmetic procedures collagen injection is a popular procedure embraced by many women to achieve that fuller and perfect lip, and to remove the facial wrinkles.

Collagen injections are all-purpose fillers to fix problems on the face. Collagen is filled into the areas that need plumping-up. For removal of wrinkles, scars, and different marks these are the most suitable stuffs. Collagen can add volume to face giving it smooth appearance.
We all have collagen, a kind of protein, between the skin and the underlying tissues. This collagen helps to build fascia, the network of fibers that gives skin its bounce, volume and softness. That’s why collagen injections are popular in celeb circles and administered as: collagen lip injection, facial collagen injections, buttock collagen injections and scar collagen injections.
Why do we need collagen injections?

Well, we have the collagen in our tissues. But its amount over ages goes on decrease after youth and the skin loses elasticity. Collagen injection helps replenish this condition. The idea behind injecting collagen is to replenish this underlying skin structure so that it regains its ability to bounce back. Collagen replacement therapy helps smooth facial lines as well as reduces the look of most types of scars. Taking a collagen injection is as easy as taking any other injection.

Rarely, it does involve some complications like bruising, redness and puffiness of skin. In severe cases, the collagen migrates to other parts of the body. But the complications can be avoided with proper consultation with a surgeon by doing collagen acceptance/rejection test in one’s body.
What are different types of collagen?

• Bovine collagen: Derived from the tissues of cow, the bovine collagen is very compatible with human skin. It has fewer cases of allergy and rejection. Zyderm is the most popular names in bovine collagen.

• Human collagen: It comes from a human donor. Human skin readily accepts this.  Zyderm and Zyplast and the two most popular human collagen.

Brighten Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Poets have written many a verse about inspirational and enigmatic smiles. The elusive perfect smile, which has in past generations been limited to the luck of genetics, is now available to everyone. Cosmetic dentistry has removed all barriers to ownership of dazzling smiles. As more and more men and women get more conscious about their smile, cosmetic dentists are offering increasingly varied services.

Whether a childhood fall that led to chipping off of that incisor, those gallons of black coffee devoured while burning midnight oil, or the once 32 dwindling in numbers due to a parasite invasion popularly called cavities`  – everything can be corrected with one (or several) swooshes of the cosmetic dentist`s wand. But remember that it isn`t always cheap. Depending on the procedure, you may feel your pocket lighter by one to several thousand dollars.

Some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures include bonding of front teeth, whitening of yellow teeth, and using tooth-colored fillings, which almost blend in with the natural color of teeth. However there are still many more that exist. So, here is a list of some key cosmetic dental procedures that can help your smile dazzle:

Bleaching or whitening Both the enamel and the underlying tooth structure (the dentine) are not impervious to stains, and often yellow over time. Bleaching is a popular method for treating moderately stained or discolored teeth. Here the dentist makes a mold of your teeth to make a custom mouthtray`. This mouthtray` is filled with bleaching material and is pressed against the tooth surface without letting it come in contact with the gum tissue. The tray is generally worn for up to 2 hours a day. A noticeable improvement can be seen within 2 weeks.

Bonding Here the dentist ‘bonds’ a tooth colored resin onto the tooth in order to repair a fractured or worn or chipped tooth.  This process can also cover up a discoloration on a tooth, or close a small space or gap between two teeth. The dentist coats the tooth with a bonding liquid and then shines a light on the tooth to set it. All this is done after he prepares the tooth by etching it.  A putty-like material is then placed on the tooth which is then made into the desired shape. A trim and polish later, the end product is ready to steal a heart. And the best part is that it will be 3 to 5 years before the bonding may need to be repaired.

Veneering – Porcelain laminate veneers do the same job as bonding does, only it is a stronger way to repair a broken tooth. Veneering can also cover up discoloration and even change the shape or size of your teeth. The process comes with the advantage that the luster will not be lost.

Recontouring uneven teeth – This is basically a procedure to reshape an uneven tooth so that it’s a better match with the entire set.

Braces – Braces are a very common method of changing one’s appearance. An orthodontist who is involved with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems caused by poorly positioned teeth prepares and attaches the braces. These braces come as fixed or removable appliances. The idea is to use this appliance to gently move the teeth and bone until they are in a desirable position. The process may take anywhere between 18 months to 30 months (or sometimes even longer) for the desired result.