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Cosmetic Dentistry II

May 18th, 2013

shutterstock_60527908 (517 x 600)This is the second article looking at the topic of cosmetic dentistry, which is the treatment of teeth for the purpose of improving appearance rather than for clinical reasons. Veneers and crowns can be used to improve colour, size, shape and position of teeth including closing spaces between teeth and can have a significant impact in improving a person’s smile.

A veneer is a thin porcelain cover designed to go on the outside surface of a tooth. Veneers are only used on front teeth and are generally used for cosmetic purposes, for example to restore chipped or broken teeth, or to change the colour, size or shape of teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

May 5th, 2013shutterstock_10234246 (433 x 600)

Cosmetic Dentistry is a general phrase used to cover any dental procedures that are performed for aesthetic reasons- ie. to improve the appearance of teeth- rather than for clinical or medical purposes. In this article and the following one, I will discuss the various treatments that can be performed to cosmetically improve the appearance of your smile.

Tooth Coloured Fillings
Although I have not personally placed a metal, mercury based filling for well over 15 years, this material is still commonly used both in USA and UK. (Some European countries have now banned it due to its potential to break down and be harmful.) From a cosmetic perspective, metal fillings look ugly and unnatural and for some people can be clearly seen in the mouth when talking or smiling.

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