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What are the characteristics of an attractive smile? While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love.
Dr. Eric Burgess is able to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve patients' smiles. These procedures range from subtle changes to major repairs, fixing flaws such as discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing teeth.
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Thanks to great advancements in the cosmetic dentistry industry, more and more people are able to afford these great procedures. The popularity of cosmetic dentistry has increased among millions of Americans as new technology and increased competition in the industry has driven down prices for some of the most popular procedures available today. This means that many more Americans are now able to enjoy the many benefits that these great procedures has to offer.
As any cosmetic dentist will tell you, cosmetic dentistry procedures are geared as much towards the physical appearance of teeth as they are for dental functionality. With a greater emphasis on appearance these days people no longer only want functional teeth but want a beautiful smile.
Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
There are various procedures performed by cosmetic dentists that can really help you to take your smile to the next level. Some of these procedures include:
· Dental implants: This procedure works as a permanent solution to any missing teeth that a patient might have. It includes a surgically attached metal rod to the patient’s jawbone along with a denture or dental bridge being attached to the rod. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular as an effective and permanent alternative to dentures.
· Dental veneers: With this procedure a small porcelain cover will be custom-fitted to your tooth by a cosmetic dentist using a strong adhesive. This will result in a better shape and color of the tooth and can help to turn your smile into something spectacular. Patients usually opt for having several veneers fitted at once.
· Teeth whitening: Great new technology in the teeth whitening industry now allows patients to enjoy beautiful, healthy looking white teeth. The dentist will place a bleaching agent on the teeth which will effectively remove any stains from the teeth.
These are only a few of the many different cosmetic dental procedures that has gained a lot of popularity among Americans in recent years. If you are looking for an experienced and expert cosmetic dentist that will help you to take your smile to the next level, then contact the Burgess Center for affordable dentistry from seasoned dentists in Saint Augustine.
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There may be individuals who are second-guessing their decision on whether to have braces attached to their teeth or not. A Fox News article published January 23, 2014 can help these people make up their minds and have their teeth straightened out. It writes:
"Adolescents may not be able to get out of wearing braces, but using a high-fluoride toothpaste for the duration could help them avoid white marks the devices often leave behind, according to a new study from Sweden.
To see whether a high-fluoride toothpaste that patients could use at home would protect against the spots, more than 400 kids at five dental practices who were scheduled to get braces were recruited starting in 2008.
About 10 percent of participants dropped out of the study for various reasons, though no side effects of the toothpastes were reported...
When the researchers analyzed results for the remaining participants, they found that about 45 percent of patients who brushed with regular toothpaste developed white spots, whereas only 34.6 percent of those who used the high-fluoride paste developed spots. That translates to about 32 percent fewer white spots in the high-fluoride group."
The recent findings assure individuals looking to get braces installed by a trusted Jacksonville Beach cosmetic dentistry practice such as Burgess Center that they can reduce cavity development in their teeth.
Braces are one of the two most popular options for people to straighten their teeth. The other option, Invisalign, is growing in popularity because it offers a clear smile. Braces, however, have definite advantages in several aspects.
First, patients treated with braces have lesser relapses compared to those treated with Invisalign. Braces can also correct large anteroposterior differences better than Invisalign. Even though Invisalign is the better product aesthetic-wise, braces installed by cosmetic dentistry in Ponte Vedra or Jacksonville Beach provide better results.
(Source: High-flouride toothpaste may prevent tooth decay from braces, Fox News, January 23, 2014)