by on February 12, 2012

Cosmetic dental treatment has emerged as one of the most popular dental treatments available today. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of teeth. Tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, crowns, bridges and dental implants are all types of cosmetic dentistry. Having healthy gums is very important for long term dental health.

Teeth whitening and dental veneers can be used to greatly improve the appearance of stained, damaged or discoloured teeth. Dental veneers are very thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain which can be bonded to natural teeth. Teeth which are veneered can have the correct form, shape and shade of tooth desired. Teeth whitening treatment is primarily used to eliminate tooth stains and discoloration and can be done either in the dentist’s surgery or even at home.

Dental implants which are also a form of cosmetic dentistry should be placed by specially trained dentists like the team at Worthing Dental Centre. Dental implants are a better alternative to the regular dentures because they have a more natural look and feel better as compared to dentures. The implants are placed into the jaw bone and left to heal for a few months. After the healing process a crown or bridge is then attached to the dental implant. Dental implants have been in use for about 30 years now and have proven to be a successful solution to missing or damaged teeth.

Often referred to as fixed partial dentures, dental bridges are used to eliminate the flat appearance of the mouth caused by the absence of teeth. In such cosmetic dental work, a denture is placed on the area of the missing tooth and will be connected with a crown. Dental bridges are more comfortable than removable dentures; they also bring back and increase the natural appeal of your smile.


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