Generally, the two categories of dentistry that are covered by cosmetics are orthodontics and prosthodontics. In some countries, such as America, cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a skilled area of dentistry because many non-qualified dentists can claim to be ‘cosmetic’ and in fact are not.
In the United Kingdom there are only five specialist dental schools, and therefore, the standard is exceptionally high for those getting accepted.
Cosmetic dentistry largely concentrates on beautifying the appearance of the teeth, but they must have a certain level of health for it to work. If the teeth are unhealthy or need removing, we then fall into the category of prosthodontics for replacement. However, if the teeth are healthy, it is not unheard of for them to be safely whitened. A trained dental hygienist uses a specific tool to clean the surface of the teeth, remove any plaque, and make them look all pearly white again.
What Are the Options for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Other forms of cosmetic dentistry include having veneers fitted to your teeth. Veneers are paper-thin covers that are custom made for each individual tooth, and then bonded onto the front of each tooth permanently. The purpose of veneers is generally to hide small blemishes, close gaps between two teeth, or cover up stains that cannot be removed. Veneers are generally easy to fit, but on some occasions, tooth reduction might be a necessity.
Cosmetic dentists in Reston might offer other procedures, such as gum lifts. A gum lift is a procedure that helps to re-sculpt the gum line by reshaping the tissue or bones. This procedure gives the impression that the teeth are more symmetrical and longer.
Some of the most common and well-known dental procedures include bridging. You will often hear someone saying that they had ‘bridgework’ done, and if you are unfamiliar with the term, bridging is like bridging a gap. Let’s suppose you lose a tooth and there’s a gap between the two teeth that are still there. What your dentist will do is put a prosthetic tooth in the gap but attach it to the teeth on either side, creating the ‘bridge’ effect. Two crowns then hold it in place.
Cascades Center for Dental Health is is highly-esteemed, professional, and mercury-free cosmetic dentist in Reston. They are capable of performing a wide variety of dental treatments.
21680 Ridgetop Cir #120, Sterling, VA 20166
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