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Top Ten Cosmetic Dental Procedures


A great smile often acts as a booster for your self confidence and modern cosmetic dentistry has enabled us many advanced procedures to reshape our smile. You must consult your dentist first to determine which cosmetic dental procedure is best for your needs.


Here are some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures that can help you own that beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening or Bleaching


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This procedure is usually done inside the dentist’s clinic but you can also get some products at some retail stores. Their prices vary so you can definitely find one that will suit every budget. This kind of treatment is used to eliminate tooth stains and discoloration. The results can be instantly achieved and you can enjoy whiter teeth for a long time.

Dental Implants


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This type of dental procedure is a better alternative to traditional dentures because it could give you the kind of teeth that will look and feel more natural. The teeth will be planted directly into the bones so you will not have to worry about your teeth falling off. These tend to be costlier though.

Dental Bonding

Teeth could easily get crooked or broken due to injury and some people are just born with not-so-perfect teeth. So, dental bonding is highly recommended to fix these kinds of problem. A clay-like material will be applied to the teeth and a special kind of intense light will be used to harden the material and give the best possible results.


These are usually made of porcelain to achieve shiny and white teeth.  Dental veneersare specifically recommended for people with tooth discoloration or heavy stains problems. This dental procedure could also correct damaged teeth due to other causes. It could effectively change the way your teeth look and could create a positive effect on your teeth’s appearance.

White Fillings (Composites)

Fillings are commonly used to repair the damages or holes caused by cavities. They often come in metallic form which is highly noticeable when you smile but now, these fillings also come in white shades that will easily blend with the color of your teeth. These are known as composites. You will achieve a more natural look with these kinds of fillings.

Dental Bridge (Fixed partial denture)

This will help eliminate the flat look or effect caused by the absence of teeth. A denture will be placed on the location of the missing tooth and will be connected by a crown. This could definitely bring back the natural appeal of your smile. Bridges are better alternatives to removable partial dentures in comfort level as well as aesthetic appeal.

Dental Contouring

This is used to align or straighten crooked or overlapped teeth. It could also help people who have problems with the shape of their teeth. The procedure is simple and there will be no to little pain that is completely tolerable.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Have you ever noticed some people who seem to have very long teeth? This is because of the recession of gums due to the natural aging process or gum disease. Gum disease is a very dangerous entity that can lead to the recession of the gums. This could be fixed by grafting some tissues from the other areas of your mouth and then using these to rebuild the gum area.

Custom Dentures


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This is the simplest form of dental procedure when it comes to replacing missing teeth. It has become the most common preference because of its simplicity and as it costs cheaper.

Accelerated Orthodontics

This is one of the best ways to achieve perfectly straight or aligned teeth. This is better than getting braces because the process will normally take about 3-8 months only compared to braces that could stay on your teeth for years.


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