You may not think of having a cavity filled as being a cosmetic dental procedure but the innovation of composite materials has made it so. It used to be that a filling was a totally practical measure to restore a tooth that had been infected by tooth decay. Now people are choosing to have their silver or gold fillings replaced by more natural looking porcelain for instance, purely to improve their appearance.
One of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry is the smile makeover. Whatever it is that you don’t like about your smile can usually be fixed by one cosmetic procedure or another. The first step is to evaluate the image that you see smiling back at you through your mirror. Your cosmetic dentist will actually provide you with a form listing possible areas for improvement. It will include questions concerning gaping spaces or overcrowded teeth, chips, stains the size of your teeth and if they are as bright and white as you would like.
Once you have done your own evaluation your dentist will go over it with you and tell you exactly what can be done to make the improvements that you want. He will talk to you about how long it might take to complete the particular restorations you have in mind and discuss costs and payment plans so that you will be aware of the expenses before you proceed.
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