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Some Dental Technologies Are Used In Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area of dentistry that presents techniques and devices to enhance the appearance of the smile. Cosmetic dentistry ensures a beautiful smile and contributes towards improving the self-confidence of a person.

 
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization of dental medicine that focuses on improving the aesthetics of the smile. Procedures pertaining to cosmetic dentistry give attention exclusively to the overall appearance of the smile and not necessarily on the oral health factor, though the two sciences are indeed mutually complimentary. While cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance, procedures also contribute to improving the oral health of an individual. Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of procedures, among which teeth whitening is a popular and commonly requested procedure to give quick enhancement.
 
Teeth whitening procedures will remove stains caused by lifestyle practices such as excessive coffee drinking and smoking, as well as reduce teeth discolorations caused by strong medicines (like tetracycline stained teeth), or caused by aging, and give a brighter smile. Another cosmetic dental option is porcelain veneers, which is a technique that can improve several factors, such as the shape, texture, and color of teeth. Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of broken and decayed teeth by presenting a natural looking cover. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry combined offers dental bridges to replace a missing tooth or gap between teeth. A dental bridge is created by the placement of one or several artificial teeth by fastening it securely to the two natural teeth on each side of the gap and hence it derives the term 'dental bridge'. Dental bridges present secure restoration and is known to last up to ten years of more if maintained and cleaned as instructed by a dentist.
 
What are the benefits of a Zoom laser treatment and with so many whitening treatment options already available is this new one really necessary? The fact is that Zoom laser teeth whitening is no gimmick and it has some added benefits that other treatments just don't offer.
 
Over the counter teeth whitening strips and dental x rays can take up to thirty days to show any result and even then it will only be one shade at best. This means that when you add up the total cost of a few months supply of teeth whitening strips it is comparative to one Zoom laser treatment that gives six shades of whitening in just one hour.
 
Speaking of imaging, digital x rays are now as commonplace as digital photographs. Dexis, Schick, Trophy and other companies make excellent digital x ray equipment. The advantages are instant image, no photo chemicals, no dark room, no films to lose, easy duplication, better/larger image quality, and most importantly, 90% less radiation.
 
Lasers or other dental equipment  are now used for decay removal, non-surgical gum treatments, cosmetic gum sculpting, tooth whitening, curing bonding materials, TMJ therapy and so much more.
 
Just as physicians have EKGs, dentists can now measure muscle activity in your jaw to help diagnose and treat TMD/TMJ. By finding the most relaxed posture for your jaw, your entire chewing system can be improved with orthodontics or resurfaced with porcelain to solve headaches, jaw tension, dizziness, vertigo and many other symptoms of TMD/TMJ. Sometimes, only a simple bite adjustment is needed or a nightguard. Myotronics Corporation is the leader in technology for TMD with their K7 instrumentation and Myomonitor TENS machine. Another company in this field is Bioresearch.