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We All Need The Cosmetic Dentistry
Even statistics reveal that Americans place a lot of value on straight, white teeth: Research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that 99.7 percent of adults think smiles are an important social tool. 96 percent of adults also think a beautiful smile makes one more attractive to the opposite sex. 74 percent of adults think that an unsightly smile can hurt a person's chance for career success.
 
Investing in cosmetic dentistry can be the first step to becoming a better, more radiant you. Cosmetic dentistry can improve or fix nearly any dental ailment, such as: gaps or crooked teeth, rotten or missing teeth, excessive or dark gums, broken teeth, or discoloration. Tooth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures.
 
An Overview of Whitening
 
Dentists will normally use peroxide-based materials and other dental equipment  to whiten dingy teeth, a process that can make teeth up to six shades whiter in one go. Before beginning the process, patients must have healthy gums and have filled in any existing cavities. Depending on the system used, the gums may have to be protected while the gels are applied to the teeth. A laser or plasma arc light source then activates the peroxide gels to oxidize the stains on the tooth's surface. The teeth will begin to whiten within one hour.
 
Some dentists may give their patients whitening systems to use at home. These are often made from carbamide peroxide gels and dental curing light. The dentist will make an impression of the patient's mouth so that soft trays can be made. Once the patient is fitted with the trays, they will be instructed to place a small amount of gel in the tray to wear while they sleep. Whitening will usually take place in a little over a week, though some systems may need to be worn for at least six weeks. White fillings made from resin or bonding, and bridges will likely not whiten much with either of these methods. Some patients may also experience tooth sensitivity during these procedures, which can be fixed by alternating concentrated fluoride and peroxide in the trays.
 
If you have missing teeth you may be considering dental implants to replace those teeth. If you are planning to have veneers put in place to correct problems like large gaps between the teeth, or small chips on the teeth, your dental expert may have to explain that the veneers will not go well over the implants. These are decisions you will have to make with your dental expert before the work begins.
 
The best thing that you can do when you have cosmetic issues with your mouth is to find a clinic that you have confidence in and then go for a consultation appointment that will allow you to set up a treatment plan. A course of treatment has to be established or else you will be throwing away money on procedures that you do not need to have done.
 
Set a budget on how much you are willing to spend on this dental work. Dental work for cosmetic reasons can quickly run into the thousands of dollars. You need to set a limit on how much you will spend and then discuss this limit with your dentist. This will allow them to help you decide what things you can do within your budget.
 
You can expect improvements, and even miraculous improvements in some cases, but what you have to do is ask the dentist to what degree the procedure is going to alter your appearance. You should always prepare for the least amount of changes so that when you appearance is changed greatly you are more pleased with the result.