Have you ever noticed the way celebrities and supermodels have perfect teeth? Do you think they have these great genes and were born that way?
I can assuredly tell you they were not! Their god or goddess like teeth are a result of thousands of dollars spent at a cosmetic dental surgeon.
The focus of your average dentist is making sure the functionality of your teeth and the surrounding area around them is good. They evaluate, diagnose, and prevent disorders and diseases of your gum and oral cavities.
A cosmetic dental surgeon focuses more on the aesthetic side of your teeth. Their aim is to make your smile look as appealing and attractive as humanly possible.
How do they accomplish this? The main methods used include: teeth whitening, enamel shaping, veneers, and gum lifts.
Whitening is one of the most popular and least expensive methods applied by these specialized doctors. Its basically applying a special type of bleach onto your teeth which whitens them. Over time drinking soda, coffee, and certain types of food can stain your teeth and this procedure makes them bright again. While this process will not help the shape of your dentures it will help their color.
Enamel shaping is a procedure most commonly used when someone has a chip in their teeth. It involves removing a small portion of the outer surface of the teeth to create a nice smooth appearance. Its painless and makes the bottom portion of your dentures look symmetrical.
Gum lifts are for people who unfortunately have really gummy teeth. Its highly unattractive and a major hindrance to a great smile. In this procedure the cosmetic surgeon will raise and surgically contour the gum tissue giving it a more balance appearance.
Veneers are thin porcelain laminates that actually go over your teeth. This is probably one of the best ways to get perfect teeth without getting braces. Veneers are placed on top of a tooth, bonded to them, and filled with a material in the back to prevent tooth decay. This is probably the most favorite surgery of most cosmetic dentists because its such and easy procedure and veneers are easy to replace if cracked.
Many of the stars in Hollywood once had ugly teeth. Its amazing when you think about the technology these specialists have at their disposal to correct any sort of defect or misalignment. The skillful hands of a qualified cosmetic dentist can turn the worst looking mouth into something beautiful.