Cosmetic Dentistry vs Reparative Dentistry
There was a time when dentistry was all about repairing the ravages of dental decay or “caries” since this disease was rampant once people became used to consuming increased amounts of sugar in sweets, cookies, processed, and junk foods. Fortunately, the rise in public awareness of this problem and better general oral hygiene plus more attention to a healthy diet has stemmed the tide and there is fortunately now less reparative work for dentists to do.
There has, however been an increase in people’s desire to look as young and as attractive possible, fueled by the media and advertising, and this has raised general expectations in the field of dentistry with the result that modern treatments take into account aesthetics as much as function, and indeed, a whole new area of dentistry has opened up devoted purely to restoring and improving the appearance of people’s teeth.
THE FIELD OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY TREATMENTS
This field of cosmetic dentistry encompasses orthodontics, minor oral surgery, prosthodontics, and restorative techniques that can be used in combination to overcome various dental problems of not just function but also appearance.
This technique allows ugly, chipped or just generally unsightly teeth to be covered by porcelain so thin that it is undetectable yet able to mask all the flaws and make the teeth appear absolutely perfect. This process is a modern marvel only made possible by improved materials and technology coupled with expert operating skills of dentists such as those in Houston, Texas, who specialize in this state of the art treatment.
FINDING A GOOD HOUSTON COSMETIC DENTIST
You will find that cosmetic dentists are passionate about their work and will go to extraordinary lengths to provide you with the result you desire – a wonderfully intact, regular, white smile again.
Find your local cosmetic dentist and see what can be done for you. Each person’s case is different, and your dentist will spend time assessing your needs and working out a suitable treatment plan, which sometimes involves stages since there are guidelines as to what the priorities are. For instance it is essential to have firm sound teeth before placing a bridge on them, so if gum treatment is necessary to firm up the teeth then this needs to be done first. Your dentist can advise you about the time scale and costs of treatment, but you will certainly be pleased at the investment you make.
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