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What are the different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures available?
There are a number of different cosmetic dentistry procedures available. One of the most popular procedures is teeth whitening. The teeth can easily be stained by coffee, red wine, tea and smoking, which is why so many people opt to get their teeth professionally whitened. The results of this type of cosmetic dentistry can last anywhere from three to six months.
Dental veneers are another one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedures. A veneer is made of either porcelain, resin or metal material and is placed over the enamel of the tooth. Before the dentist places the veneer, he files down some of the tooth enamel. People who have teeth that are chipped, very small, discolored or gapped may be eligible for dental veneers. Dental veneers can also correct other problems, such as crowding. In this past, this form of cosmetic dentistry was only performed on celebrities, but it has been growing in popularity among the general population.
People who have lost teeth may be eligible for dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to hold false teeth in place. Not only do dental implants improve smile, but they can also improve a person’s overall appearance. This form of cosmetic dentistry can help give a person more youthful appearance. Missing teeth can cause a person’s face to sag, which can make a person look older. Furthermore, dental implants can make it easier for people to eat and talk.