If you are not happy with your teeth or smile and are looking to transform into a white gleaming one, you need orthodontics without any use of braces. And this can be done with the use of porcelain veneers.

What is veneer?

A wafer thin shell of porcelain that has been fired is placed on the front surface of the tooth and giving a natural look, it allows the dentist to change the width, color and length of the teeth. Whether your teeth are stained or years of smoking has taken a toll on your set of 32 teeth, porcelain veneers are the best way to ensure your smile shows off a gleaming set of teeth. So why spend years of hiding yellowed or worn teeth, endure metal braces when you have a chance to look naturally beautiful?

Process

Once the dentist decides which of the teeth need to have the porcelain veneer application, the dentist with take a soft impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to the laboratory with the details about the veneer that is needed. A 'wax model' is created about how the smile will look which is then reviewed by the dentist and the patient, modified if needed and then it goes into creation mode. The wax model is then used as the blueprint and the new 'porcelain veneers are created from it. In the meanwhile the temporary teeth are given to the patient and after the veneer are ready, the temporary teeth are removed and the new one is bonded with the original teeth.

The recovery time is equal to any other dental procedure, the gums may seem tender or there might be instances of swelling after the porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth. The dentists usually prescribe mild anti-inflammatory medicines or … Read the rest

Practically every aspect of the human body can be enhanced with the innovations of today. As fallible human beings, we are predisposed to many imperfections. The most immediately visible is our physical appearance. This is why the fields of cosmetic surgery and dentistry have continuously formulated new technologies to improve how we look. Technologies used to improve your smile with veneers, or your nose with silicon – the list goes on.

We all yearn to posses the elixir of life. Our incessant need to look young, beautiful, and vibrant at any age is a compelling predilection. Finally, our generation has witnessed dramatic breakthroughs in science that can keep us forever young.

There is a saying that goes, "Until you are twenty you have the face you were born with, and after that, you have the face you deserve." That's a loaded saying, isn't it? If you were born with a face only your mother could love, then I suppose you're stuck with it until you're twenty and then it only gets worse with age. The flipside would be being born beautiful and staying so until you're twenty, and then you get the face you deserve which ultimately could be a lot of possible faces. It all depends on how you have lived. I cannot say that I disagree because what seen on our faces determine how we have lived. A hard life would set-off more wrinkles than a peaceful and happy one.

The beauty of modern technology is that it doesn't have to be this way anymore. You can now keep your youthful, pretty twenty year old face for much longer than before; and the less blessed, can now finally have the face they've always wanted. It's almost like magic!

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Your pearly whites and healthy pink gums are the indicators of your overall good health. Experts say poor oral health can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, premature birth, diabetes, arthritis and even Alzheimer's disease.

If your poor dental structure is having a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health then there are a variety of restorations available in cosmetic dentistry that are so effective and worth your attention. And, E-max dental crown is one of them.

An E-max dental crown is an innovative all-ceramic dental restoration which can help you to improve the size, shape, strength, and appearance of your teeth which have become damaged or broken. As opposed to replacing the damaged tooth, a crown completely covers your existing tooth and provides outstanding esthetics, strength while preserving its usefulness.

A newer inclusion in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, the E-max dental crown is preferred for its properties like highly attractive aesthetic appearance, longer lasting toughness and durability.

To produce E-max restorations lab technicians use lithium disilicate, a high strength ceramic material that achieves a very high translucency. The lab technicians use this high-strength material in conjunction with either the PRESS technique or the CAD / CAM applications. This glass ceramic material is delicate in appearance yet very strong and tough to withstand the biting and chewing pressure. Besides, it provides an exact color match with your own natural teeth.

E.max lithium disilicate can be used as:
Single-tooth restorations in the posterior and anterior region
Inlays / onlays
Thin veneers
Partial crowns
Anterior / premolar bridges
Crowns on implants

Advantages
The key advantage of E-Max crowns is that they are durable due to the high strength. The e.max lithium disilicate restorations replicate natural tooth structure without looking fake. With an appealing translucent color, these caps are indistinguishable from … Read the rest

There are a range of popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today thanks to new and emerging technology. Tooth whitening is just one of these procedures. Dentists fit your teeth with a custom-made tray to get the shape of your mouth and then give you the fitted trays to take home so you can apply the whitening gel at your leisure. This procedure takes up to two weeks or as long as it takes for you to achieve your desired whiteness.

Veneers are another popular form of cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are slim, tooth-colored shells that are developed and shaped to bond to the front of your teeth. They are often used in place of a crown if your tooth is strong and healthy. They are a great way to treat chipped or discoloured teeth and will give your smile that stunning factor. The procedure involves removing a small layer of your tooth and an impression being taken then the veneer is applied. Veneers can last many years if good oral hygiene is maintained.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth with convincing carbon copies. The procedure includes putting a titanium post in your jaw. The replacement tooth is then attached to the titanium implant. This cosmetic dentistry removes the need for removable dentures. You can get implants in a number of combinations including a single back or front tooth a group of back or front teeth. Not only will implants improve your smile they will also make chewing easier.

A new and improved way of treating tooth decay is Healozone. You won't have to suffer through drilling, pain and nasty side effects or bad reactions. It is the easiest and gentlest way to take care of your tooth decay with 99% of bacteria being destroyed in 10 to … Read the rest

How they work,

The dentists takes an impression of existing teeth, x rays, photos and measurements in order to create a customized resin prosthetics model which clips, or snaps back on to teeth. No damage or treatment is required to your teeth.

Who can benefit

1 Anyone! A celebrity smile in minutes for that special occasion.
If you have yellow, stained or discolored teeth. Missing teeth or gaps in your teeth not a problem.

2 It is the perfect way to test drive NEW veneers before you get the the permanent ones, if only Hillary Duff had thought of snap on teeth before her large veneers mix up, she would have saved herself a few bad pictures.

3 Snap on teeth are a fraction of the cost of veneers or caps.

4 Dental phobia's can often deter people from getting a perfect smile. This procedure for creating the perfect smile is entirely pain less.

5 The teeth snap on instantly, there fore you will never have to be too embarrassed to smile again.

6 Snap on teeth are less bulkier than dentures, people can transform their entire smile and still maintain their existing teeth. Dentures only replace missing teeth but snap on teeth change the appearance of all your teeth.

Snap on teeth have many benefits but there are also a few short comings.

1 Although a temporary solution for a perfect smile they can still be quite expensive. Often ranging in price from $ 500 to $ 1200.

2 They can be damaged easily by eating hard or crunchy foods.

3 Like retainers it can take some time to become accustomed to speaking with them in place.

4 You must remove the teeth to clean both them and your own, food can get lodged causing decay.

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Your smile is an important aspect of your personality. A good smile enhances your looks and image. And healthy, sparkling teeth make a good smile outstanding. But the reverse is true as well.

Good looking teeth may take more than brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. Especially as there are other things that can damage your teeth and gums and seriously undermine an otherwise good smile. Here are 20 of the most notorious.

1. Sports Drinks
Though they may have their advantages and are quite popular, they are not good for your teeth. "Scientific research has found that the pH levels in many sports drinks could lead to tooth erosion due to their high concentration of acidic components, which could wear away at the tooth's enamel," says David F. Halpern, president of the Academy of General Dentistry , USA.

These drinks often high sugar levels, which act as food for bacteria that produce acid. The acids then ooze into the crevices of your teeth, creating deeper cavities and causing tooth decay.

2. Tap Water
Tap water contains fluoride, which is very good for teeth. According to Dr. Charles H. Perle, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry, "Fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before damage is even visible." He goes on to say that studies have shown that the most potent source of fluoride is water fluoridation.

Today, bottled waters are all the rage because we think that it has very little germs. But most bottled water brands contain less fluoride than is needed for oral health if it at all. If a brand has fluoride, it will be listed as one of the ingredients on the label.

3. Diabetes
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Are your teeth your source of pride or shame? Smiling is one way of showing amusement and joy. This simple act can inspire, motivate, and comfort. Mini implants and all-on-four dental implants can help those who have teeth problems smile better and improve their quality of life.

People with teeth problems commonly complain that they cannot eat whatever they want. Dentures can cause scratches in gums and trouble in speaking clearly. They can also taste the terrible denture adhesives. These problems inhibit them from enjoying life.

Getting Mini implants can turn that frown into smile. This pain-free treatment uses an FDA approved hi-tech mini dental implant that's quick, effective and cheap. For a price of $ 5000 per jaw, you can bid your sore and loose jaws goodbye. Don't be surprised, this cost is already low compared to previous years when dental implants were very expensive and getting one was almost unimaginable.

Your implants will be firmly and tightly secured so that you can eat, smile, sing and talk confidently. The procedure is painless and quick that after three days, you'll forget you had it done at all. No more embarrassing moments where dentures drop or get stuck on food. No more poker face when the cameraman says, 'Cheese'!

When you get mini dental implants, your missing teeth will be replaced with fixed, permanent teeth. Your denture and partial plate will also be removed. You will be able to stop sticking your dentures with terrible tasting adhesives. Your new set of teeth will look natural and you can retain your youthful looks once more.

The one-step surgery of mini-implants is simple and easy, it does not take long to finish. Dental surgeons offer dental sedation to soothe you if you have fears. You'll see and feel the results of the … Read the rest

You may have your favorite outfit on, and are sporting a new haircut, but if you don't like the way your teeth look it can be a real barrier to confidence. Conversely, finding that confidence can open up doors and bring new opportunities.

Getting that bright white smile, and becoming a more confident you is no longer a distant dream. There are many products on-line, and in drugstores to get you the smile your personality deserves. The first stop on the way to a confident smile is a short walk to the kitchen. Go and take a look. Do you have lemon juice, strawberries or some baking soda? All of these are good for putting the smile back on your face.

Lemon juice is an everyday product that can be used as part of your everyday whitening regime. Just simply brush with it once a day to remove the discolouring film that gets left on your teeth by things like coffee and red wine. And if you are a smoker then you will know how smoking can leave marks on your teeth.

A small amount of baking soda in a finger of water can work wonders at removing stains. It is recommended that you don't use baking soda on your teeth every day; brushing too regularly with baking soda may be harmful to your tooth enamel. You can also mix the strawberries with baking soda. Just squash the strawberries in to a pulp and add the baking soda, then brush over your teeth.

There are a lot of safe and revolutionary products out there, and there is no need to worry anymore about the way your teeth look. Take action to get a whiter smile by researching tips, and reviews of products on the internet. In no time at all, … Read the rest

Your mouth is used for communicating with other people everyday which exposes them whenever you talk with other people. If you are uncomfortable with your teeth, it will definitely show with the way you communicate with other people. If you still do not realize the importance of having pearly white teeth when you smile, then it's high time to concentrate on dental hygiene.

The first thing you can do to improve your dental hygiene is to practice regular brushing. This does not mean that you have to brush your teeth after every meal. For instance, suppose you eat an average of 8 times per day, brushing your teeth after each of those meals could lead to irritation of the enamel of the teeth as well as tender gums which can eventually result to gum irritation or gingivitis. Brushing two or three times daily is enough to keep your teeth and mouth clean and is the recommended number of brushes by most dentists.

If you are not content with simply brushing only, you can also use dental floss after every meal or gargle with mouthwash. Just make sure that you know the proper way to use a floss or it could result in bleeding gums or sore areas between the teeth and tongue.

In addition, a tongue cleaner is also worth considering if you think that brushing and flushing alone will not remove the bacteria that could cause halitosis in your mouth. This microorganism does not only thrive on the teeth but also on the tongue and cheeks of your mouth. To attain 100 percent fresh breath, it is important to clean your tongue and inner mouth cheeks likewise.

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White tooth fillings are rapidly replacing those ugly old silver or metal amalgam fillings of old – and little wonder.

Most people prefer tooth colored fillings so that when they speak or laugh they aren't exposing a mouthful of dark fillings on their back teeth. That's the problem with silver fillings – they eventually turn black.

Now, although white or composite fillings have been around since the 1960s, it's only in recent years that they have become strong and durable enough to be placed in back teeth where most of the hard chewing is done. That's why dentists in the past preferred using amalgam fillings – they were incredibly strong and lasted for years.

However, those so-called metal fillings can also lead to cracked teeth over time because they expand. They also contain small amounts of mercury, which is quite toxic. Indeed, many dentists now won't use amalgam because of the mercury component.

White fillings are usually made of plastic and glass particles – they are mercury free and because they bond to the tooth they actually restore much of its original strength.

It's definitely a good idea to go with composites, though there are five things to take note of:

1) They take longer to place than amalgam and are thus more expensive.

2) They will last a long time, but not as long as metal fillings.

3) They require more care, including careful flossing and brushing.

4) They are prone to staining from tea and coffee. Strong alcoholic drinks – and mouthwash containing alcohol – can weaken the restoration.

5) If you have a tooth with a large amount of decay, your dentist might advise you to have a crown to strengthen it, rather than a composite that would not be strong enough.

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