Have you ever wanted to have the perfect smile, to feel confident in your teeth and in yourself? In recent years cosmetic dentistry has become more and more a subject of public knowledge, not only as people in the media use it, but also in reality shows in which changing one`s teeth through various treatments or surgeries can be shown to massively alter your appearance.
These treatments have been around for quite some time and we have been aware of their usage in Hollywood and amongst celebrities, but the fact is that they are no longer the province of the rich and famous and cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more available and affordable to the general public.
There are various treatments that are available ranging from light treatments to full on operations and providing a whole range of results and affects at the end. The most well known and widely used treatment is of course the simple whitening procedure which restores the natural tint and shine of your teeth, instantly taking years off your appearance and adding a fresh and healthy look.
There are also a number of orthodontic treatments available that involve re-positioning the teeth, straightening or realigning them. In the last year and a half the number of these treatments being performed has increased as clear braces have come into widespread use. These braces are much less visible and thus allow the work to be done and the results to be achieved without the embarrassment of the braces showing.
There are a number of procedures that are available to improve your smile and the state of your teeth. Teeth restorations as well as tooth replacement procedures are now widely available as is the process of having veneers put on your teeth. This procedure, which is one of the most well publicized due to the recent spate of reality make over programs, involves taking the top coat off your teeth and replacing it with a veneer that not only provides a protective coat but also restores your teeth to the shape, color and texture that they were when they first grew in.
It is important when getting cosmetic work done to check the credentials of the doctor, however, most of the time the doctor will be well trained and well experienced in the procedures. The fact is that these people spend their lives performing the treatments so they are generally experts in their field and so long as you enter into a practice that is well recognized and sports visible credentials then you are likely to get first class treatment and care. The cosmetic dentistry guide will provide information on some of the top practitioners out there as well as various options and information about the various treatments available.