WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY, AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM GENERAL DENTISTRY?
Cosmetic dentistry combines both art and science to give you a healthy, aesthetic, flawless smile. While general dentistry is aimed at maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry provides comprehensive treatment options that improve and preserve the way your smile looks and feels Common cosmetic treatments include:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. In cosmetic applications, BOTOX®is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles, especially in the uppermost third of the face. Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin.
Dermal fillers (Juvederm, etc) help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. Veneers are also used to repair teeth that may have been fractured or discolored, or to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover.
All-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All porcelain crowns are a suitable mainly for the front teeth.
Feel good and look great with brighter, whiter teeth in less than an hour. The procedure consists of 3 sessions of 15 minutes each. Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression
Laser gum depigmentation
Dark pigmentation around the gums is caused by melanin in the body. People with darker skin tones and of Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or African decent are more prone to pigmentation of the gingiva. Dark gums can affect people of all races and ethnicities and now there is a way to get rid of those dark spots…. with laser technology at Coliseum Dental.