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Cosmetic Dentistry -Most Effective Smile Makeover tips

Cosmetic dentistry enables people to improve the appearance of their teeth, smile and mouth. It differs from traditional dentistry which deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases and hygiene. Restorative, general and/or family dental practices, performed by dentist London, focus on dental problems which need curative cosmetic dentistry Holborn treatments, while cosmetic dentistry provides aesthetic or elective dental services or treatments.

Cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to people who are not pleased with their smile. It provides many choices to make the smile more beautiful. It can be used to conceal or whiten discolored teeth, mend broken teeth, replace missing teeth, conceal discolored or unattractive teeth and for complete mouth restoration. Cosmetic dentistry is also used to restore teeth. Dental filling is a method of restoring decayed teeth. Traditional dental filling materials used to be amalgam, gold and other materials. They used to leave the teeth with visible dark spots. Current dental filling is considered as cosmetic dentistry since the materials used are composite materials or porcelain which closely match tooth color and improve the appearance of teeth and smile. Some people opt to change older fillings for modern materials to enhance the beauty of their teeth and smile.
Modern cosmetic dental restorations are more long-lasting and predictable because of new technological or dental lab equipment advancements. More natural looking, colored dental materials are used by dentist London. Modern cosmetic dentists employ less intrusive cosmetic techniques which enable them to preserve much of the natural tooth structure, depending on its condition. Some cosmetic dentistry Holborn treatment procedures are now very simple and easy because of modern technologies such as lasers. Some of the treatments can even be done in the cosmetic dentist's office and do not require specialist referrals. The cosmetic dentistry Holborn procedures, for instance smile makeovers, are now more comfortable, convenient, fast and successful.
There are a number of procedures that can be performed by the dentist to improve the appearance of the teeth or smile. 
Bleaching is one of the most common dental procedures that involve using chemicals to whiten teeth. While some people use bleach to remove stains, others simply do it to get a better shade of white. A number of factors including coffee, tea, certain medications and smoking can cause teeth discoloration. It can also be hereditary, and in many cases is simply due to the aging process. While bleaching is often carried out at the dentist's office, there are home treatments that can be carried out under the supervision of the dentist. The length of time it takes to complete the procedure will depend on the desired results.
Bonding is a procedure that requires using material that is tooth colored to fill gaps, or to change the color of the teeth. While this is a procedure that requires a single visit to the dentist, the results last for several years. Bonding is a common procedure, but the fact that it is more susceptible to chipping or staining makes it less desirable to a number of people. Bonding can also be used to fill small cavities, or close spaces between teeth. Crown or caps are used over teeth to restore their normal appearance or shape. While they have a very long life, crowns are time consuming and costly, and as such they are not as common as other cosmetic dental procedures.
Veneers are used as a cheaper alternative to crowns. During this procedure, porcelain or plastic materials are placed or cemented over the teeth, to change the color or shape. The dentist takes an impression of the tooth in order to have a custom-made veneer that fits onto the tooth. Veneers will require more than one visit to the dentist. They have a better life expectancy than bonding, and their color stability is more enhanced too.