Dental cosmetics are used on a daily basis to enhance the appearance of your smile.
Stain, fractured teeth, discoloration, and endodontic therapy all are considerations that can be problematic
during the restoration process.
During dental consultations the patient will state their major concerns or chief complaint in reference to their visit.
Even in an emergency facility, after the resolution of toothache pain, patients want to know what can be done to improve the look of ther overall appearance.
The cleaning of teeth greatly reduces common stain from caffeine, tar and nicotine.
Stain not so common is noted after some cultures chew Beattle nut, leaving very dark and tenacious build-up all over the teeth.
Pipe tobacco another difficult stain to remove presents problems as well.
Both the above products require additional time to remove their residue.
A light abrasive called flour of pumice, from the ash of lava rock, helps break down heavy stain.
Ultrasonic scalers are worth every penny tackling heavy stain.
Patients with tough stain are requested to return to the office every 3 – 4 months to assist in the removal process.
Dental cosmetics are valuable for the preparation of fractured teeth.
Temporary crowns restore esthetics and function of teeth in the short term.
Permanent restorations in the esthetic zone will receive porcelain coverage.
Missing teeth are treated with dental implants, crowns and bridges or partial dentures.
Replacing your teeth lost from gum disease and tooth decay is a never ending battle in dentistry.
Patients are informed they don’t have to go into hiding while waiting on completion of dental procedures.
Under ideal situations oral surgery patients needing full dentures could wait eight weeks before dental impressions are taken.
The healing period settles the bone reducing sharp bony prominences making it difficult to wear the dentures.
Dental cosmetics are also available to enhance the smile for those who wear dentures.
Discuss with your dentist upgrading the teeth in your denture to a higher quality.
Higher quality teeth have a more natural look, greatly improving your appearance.
Denture teeth can be stained or customized to also enhance the smile.
Slight turns of the teeth and repositioning them in the denture base also improve esthetics.
Patients say to dentists on many occasions to not deliver a smile that resembles a chiclet smile.
Chiclets all look the same with no differentiation or characterization.
Dental cosmetics enhances the smile with patients having a say in the way they look in the final analysis.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://www.dentist4you.biz