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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Two Dental Specialties that Predominantly Focus on Dental Cosmețics: Prosthodontics Orthodontics Pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of missing or deficient teeth. Concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites which may be a result of tooth irregularity and disproportionate jaw relationships Common Cosmetic Dentistry Options Tooth reshaping Bite Reclamation Dental 3 bridges Whitening or tooth bleaching Gum 6 ) Bonding 7 Veneers lift Restorative Materials for Dental Restorations Amalgam metallic filling material composed from a mixture of mercury & powdered alloy - used because of its cost effectiveness, superior strength and longevity their metallic colour is not aesthetic Composite Resin - mixture of powdered glass & plastic resin - can be made to resemble the appearance of the natural tooth - cosmetically superior to amalgam fillings more expensive than amalgam fillings - used to conserve the tooth structure Glass lonomer Cement - a mixture of glass and an organic acid - glass ionomers vary in translucency not subject to shrinkage and microleakage - contain and release fluoride, important to prevent cavity - considered good materials to use for root caries and for sealants Gold - have excellent durability do not cause excessive wear to the opposing teeth - they do conduct heat and cold, which can be irritating - considered the benchmark of restorative dental materials - quite expensive, yet they do last a very long time which mean gold restorations are less costly and in the long run Porcelain - also known as ceramic fillings - hard but can cause wear on opposing teeth - they are brittle and are not always recommended for molar fillings

Cosmetic Dentistry

shared by dentistsindenver on Feb 13
Infographics about cosmetic dentistry, it covers the 2 dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental cosmetics including a little description, the common cosmetic dentistry options and the lis...


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