Thursday, November 22, 2007

A porcelain crown looks exactly like a tooth.

A Porcelain crown is a dental restoration otherwise known as a "cap" which is a cover that fits over teeth. A porcelain crown may be necessary because of broken down old fillings, fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. A porcelain crown can also be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.

Porcelain crowns as the name suggests is made of natural looking porcelain to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth. Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.

A porcelain crown looks exactly like a tooth. If done by an expert cosmetic dentist, it will be very difficult for people to tell that it isn't real.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cosmetic contouring

Your smile-line is a combination of the shape and alignment of your teeth and the relationship of your teeth with your gum tissue. An asymmetrical smile-line can be easily corrected with cosmetic contouring through the use of a laser. Front teeth that are worn, pointed, or chipped can be re-shaped converting an untidy smile into a younger looking, shapely one.

Cosmetic contouring is a simple process in which small adjustments are made to your teeth to level uneven smile lines Compared to the traditional method of using a scalpel, the laser simply vaporizes and seals the extra gum tissue with no cutting, bleeding or sutures. There is less chance of infection through laser gum contouring as the laser kills bacteria while sealing the gums. The results are healthy, natural looking gums and a brand new smile.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Straightening Teeth

For many people, having their teeth straightened conjures up images of having braces, or even having elaborate headgear. This is rarely the case these days, the teeth straightening process has come a long way using the latest techniques and tools.
Orthodontics braces are the main way that children and some adults have their teeth straightened.
The Invisalign system is a new method for straightening teeth. Much like braces it pushes the teeth together and straightens them. But there are no wires,just a removable device that is completely see-through.
Porcelain Veneers don’t actually straighten teeth, but give the illusion of a perfect smile. Basically a coating or cap of porcelain is placed over top of the teeth and shaped to fit the mouth. The result is natural looking teeth.
Lingual braces are much like standard braces but they fit on the backside of the teeth so they are not visible from the front. They are fairly painful, expensive but the fastest, most covert way to straighten teeth without anyone noticing.