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Cosmetic Houston dentistry - Different Cosmetic Dental Procedures

An inclusive oral care which combines science and art to improve dental health, function and aesthetics is referred to as "Cosmetic Houston dentistry." Some of the most usual cosmetic dental treatment options which are being offered by Houston dentists include the following:

Teeth Whitening / Teeth Bleaching
Teeth whitening are the most common cosmetic dental treatment being offered by Houston dentists. Teeth whitening are also known as teeth bleaching. Even though there are various whitening options these days, a Houston dentist-supervised treatment still remains to be the best procedure for whitening discolored and stained teeth.

Enamel Shaping
Some portions of the tooth enamel are removed by enamel shaping to enhance the look of the tooth. Enamel shaping may be utilized to rectify a very small chip. The enamel that has been taken away is irreplaceable and may sometimes unmask dentin. Enamel shaping is also known as odontoplasty, stripping, enameloplasty, recontouring, slenderizing and reshaping.

Dental Contouring / Tooth Reshaping
Contouring, which is also called as "Tooth Reshaping," is one those cosmetic dental treatments that is currently being performed in cosmetic Houston dentistry. Contouring and dental reshaping are both used to rectify chipped teeth, cracked teeth, crooked teeth and overlapping teeth in a single session.

Tooth Reshaping or dental contouring can even be an alternative for braces under given circumstances. Dental contouring is usually performed to change the shape, position and length of the teeth.

Bonding
Bonding is a dental routine wherein an enamel-like dental composite material is put on to the surface of the tooth, then formed into shape and set and may be further refined.

Dental Bridges
Dental Bridges is a method used for replacing two or more missing teeth. There are two common types of dental bridges and these are the fixed bridges and cantilever bridges. Dental Bridges helps a person in lessening the risk associated with gum disease. This procedure also helps in correcting a person's biting problem and can even help a person in improving his speech.

Veneers
Veneers are bonded directly to the teeth. These are ultra-thin, custom-made laminates which is utilized for closing gaps found on teeth and for disguising discolored teeth which did not react well to bleaching or whitening procedures.

Gum Lift
The Gum Lift cosmetic dental procedure is performed to sculpt and raise the gum line. This cosmetic dental procedure involves reshaping the underlying bones and tissues to achieve the look of more symmetrical teeth.

These days, cosmetic dental appliance can be created completely of composite materials or porcelain that perfectly imitates the look of the natural tooth structure.

 

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