For general care, it is necessary to go to your oral health practitioner regularly. These doctors will offer cleaning and maintenance of your teeth. They will diagnose problems like cavities and decay and provide you treatment for these conditions. They are there to provide guidance and advice for the proper hygiene and care of your teeth that people need to have to keep them in the best condition possible. They can address problems from bad breath, bleeding gum and aches. When the issue is not one of preventative care or palliative treatment for a problem, there is the option of seeing a cosmetic dentist have work done to improve the aesthetic beauty of one’s smile.
Many people think of a cosmetic dentist as only putting dental implants and porcelain veneers for individuals who want to put in fake teeth. While it is true that those are two procedures they offer, they are also able to do several different procedures that result in a better more attractive smile when completed by one of these specialised practitioners.
For one thing, there is no reason to have unattractive or visible fillings any longer. The treatment of cavities used to involve drilling out the decay and filling the hole with a dark coloured amalgam or in some instances gold. Unfortunately, while gold is a beautiful metal and has many unique and beautiful uses outside of the mouth, it was clearly visible against the pearly white tooth in which it was placed. For many, this is an unsightly appearance that if possible should be avoided. At a cosmetic dentist, these cavities can be filled with porcelain or a more natural coloured material. This means that lesions, even those that are most visible, can be discreetly and quickly addressed and taken care of. It also means it is possible to have old and unsightly fillings replaced with attractive new ones.
For those looking for a fast and painless way to whiten their teeth, there is also the option of laser whitening. This process uses a laser to whiten and remove stains that are affecting the smile. The process is fast, it only takes about an hour, and the results can last for several years with continued dental appointments and good oral hygiene. A laser cosmetic dentist Adelaide is available to discuss treatment options and can offer suggestions for things that can be done at home to protect the teeth and improve the results.
Going to a cosmetic dentist can offer solutions to smile issues that are not as purely functional as they may be at the general care practitioner’s office. They often have treatments for some of the same problems, but they focus on the aesthetic aspects of what they are doing in addition to the functional aspects.