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Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

16 August 2016, Matt Comfort DDS

Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
This article outlines the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry and will work as an essential guide towards your cosmetic dentistry research.

Cosmetic Dentistry is widely popular. While that is said, you may have a series of questions before you opt for it. In this article, I will outline the most frequently asked questions along with their answers and you are sure to find them useful for your cosmetic dentistry research.

First Question: Can whitening my teeth damage them? What are the side-effects?

With Laser Teeth Whitening, your teeth will become more sensitive to cold, heat and sweets. Being a new technology, it's long term side-effects are still unknown. In order to maintain the whitening, regular Bleaching is suggested.

Second Question: Because I used antibiotics as a child, I now have darkened teeth. What can I do to make them white again?

Discoloration of your teeth is called intrinsic stain and can be treated effectively with bleaching. The ideal suggestion in this case is to ask your dentist on the options that you may have. He may suggest placement of porcelain laminate veneers or crowns as a more long-lasting treatment.

Third Question: Why do a person’s teeth discolor upon aging?

Teeth discoloration could just be a part of aging. The surface of an individual’s teeth becomes thin during his or her lifetime. Thus, it stops allowing the underlying dentin to shine through or in some cases become exposed to the surface. Some people are less motivated to take action to prevent it and thereby cause their oral hygiene to suffer.

Fourth Question: I am a little scared about using laminates for my teeth. Does it hurt to have my teeth prepared for them? Can you tell me more about the procedure?

Dental Implants or laminates do not hurt a bit. It is simply a cosmetic dentistry procedure that takes not more than two visits to your personal dentist. You could also opt for a local anesthesia if you are a highly sensitive patient. Local anesthesia is necessary in less than 40% of the cases.

Fifth Question:  I would like to know if there are advantages of laminates versus orthodontic treatments. What is the time required for both of these cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Yes, these two cosmetic dentistry procedures are totally different by all means. Orthodontic treatments require a span of a year and a half in most cases towards a complete treatment while that is not the case with Porcelain Laminates. They take only two visits to your local dentist, who will remedy crooked teeth usually better than an orthodontic treatment.

I hope I answered your queries effectively and the above data was helpful for your cosmetic dentistry research.

 

 


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