Navigation Links
Cosmetic Dentistry: A Beautiful Smile Is Not Far Away
Date:12/2/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you unhappy with your smile but aren't sure what cosmetic, corrective options are available?

The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) reminds consumers that many cosmetic options exist to improve your smile. Your dentist can assess your needs, wishes and dental history to determine a suitable option to help restore your smile. Following is a summary of many cosmetic dental options.

  • Tooth whitening or bleaching - Many whitening options exist to help a patient achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Depending on the patient's needs and dental health history, a dentist can suggest a procedure in the office or dispense a system that can be used at home. It is important to consult a dentist before starting any tooth whitening procedure.

  • Bonding -Bonding improves the appearance of chipped, broken or cracked teeth by applying tooth-colored materials to the tooth's surface.

  • Veneers - Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front side of teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.

  • Braces - Braces or other orthodontic appliances can correct crooked or crowded teeth or teeth that do not align properly.

  • Crowns - Crowns can help strengthen teeth and improve outward appearance by acting as a cover and adding additional support for a weak tooth, helping restore a tooth that is already broken or covering a dental implant or a tooth that is stained or misshaped.

  • Bridges - A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth crafted from a variety of materials such as gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. A fixed bridge contains artificial teeth that are attached directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue and can only be removed by a dentist. If you are fitted with a removable bridge, it can be removed and cleaned at home.

  • Dental implants - Implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth to help achieve a more natural looking smile. Since surgery is required, patients must be in good oral and overall health, have healthy gums and sufficient bone structure to support the implant and be dedicated to maintaining optimal dental hygiene habits.

  • Dentures - Dentures are another option for replacing missing teeth when all or a majority of the patient's natural teeth are missing.

While there are many corrective and cosmetic options available, it is important to maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing daily, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet and visiting the dentist every six months for regular checkups and professional cleaning.

For more information on other oral health topics, visit PDA's website at www.padental.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Surgery Journal Shows New Groundbreaking Genital Cosmetic Procedure for Women to be Successful
2. Miami's Soluna MD Introduces New Cosmetic Surgery Facelift Technique With Permalift
3. Caution Urged as Patients Seek Deals on Cosmetic Surgery
4. Enhanced Cosmetic Procedures Plus New At-Home Treatments Give Patients More Options
5. Despite U.S. economy, more Americans seeking cosmetic surgery overseas
6. New Study Reveals What Women Want When Considering Cosmetic Procedures
7. Celebrity Cosmetic Dentist to Guest Co-Host New National Day Time Talk Show
8. Consumers and plastic surgeons say economy is cutting into cosmetic procedures
9. Consumers and Plastic Surgeons Say Economy Is Cutting Into Cosmetic Procedures
10. Leading the Way in Cosmetic Surgery Los Angeles Surgeon and Beauty Expert, Dr. Christine Petti Offers Minimally Invasive SmartLipo™ – The Smart Way to Lose Fat
11. Sarasota Cosmetic Dentistry Practice Wins Big At FACD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Drs. Jennifer Houck, Lauren Smith, ... to accept new patients in need of skilled pediatric dentistry in Rock ... Care offers pediatric patients routine treatments, including cavities, sealants and fluoride applications, in a ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... core lab with extensive therapeutic experience and operational excellence in oncology clinical trials, ... clinical trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... planning, and related services to communities across eastern Texas, is announcing a charity ... providing meals to hungry children and adults. , Consistently a top-rated nonprofit ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... ... Chris Humphrey Insurance Agency, a North Carolina firm offering asset protection services and ... initiating a charity event to raise support for five year old Dillyn, a young ... Friday evening in September 2014. At the time, Dillyn was only four years old, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... HumanHaus is proud to announce the launch ... broom was great when it was invented, but our customers today are busy, energetic, ... social young couple, the empty nesters and retired that want to travel. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV), ... of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics for the ... that it will participate in two upcoming Investor ... Wilson , Chairman and CEO of TapImmune, will ... pipeline and partnering opportunities for its proprietary PolyStart ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 Hologic, Inc. ... has completed the acquisition of Cynosure, Inc., a leader ... share in cash. "We are pleased to ... working with Michael Davin and the entire ... large, rapidly growing medical aesthetics market," said Steve ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 TFS is pleased to announce the ... Tumaian , two global executive positions in Medical Affairs and Clinical ... Leadership Team and will report to Dr. Montse Barceló , ... ... 10 years of medical and scientific expertise gained across leading biopharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: