What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that deals with the use of dental procedures to restore and beautify the teeth and overall appearance of the face. Cosmetic dentistry is very popular today and more and more people are opting for cosmetic dental procedures to improve their appearance.
Depending on type of the procedure, cosmetic dentistry can be very costly. The materials used in cosmetic dentistry are fairly expensive and it takes a lot of time, experience and effort to become an excellent cosmetic dentist. For these reasons, cosmetic dentists charge these expensive fees.
What are some of the common cosmetic dental procedures?
There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures available to us today. Here are some common procedures:
Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening procedures are employed to restore the normal color of discolored teeth. The procedure is performed by Maklon Kosmetik using bleaching agents such as hydrogen peroxide. When the teeth are kept in contact with bleaching agents, these agents penetrate into the pores of the teeth and oxidize the stains trapped there.
Dental veneers: Dental veneers are made from porcelain. These are very thin layers of porcelain which are bonded over the teeth to improve their appearance. These are used to rectify dental problems such as minor misalignments, stains and chipped teeth. Lumineers, a special type of dental veneers made from the kind of porcelain known as Cerinate.
Dental implants: Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are currently made from titanium because it is very durable and biocompatible. And since titanium integrates well with the bone tissue, the dental implant becomes very stable.
How much do cosmetic dental procedures cost?
Costs will vary depending on the procedure and the cost of the materials. Costs will also vary from dentist to dentist. Dental whitening procedures can cost several hundreds of dollars. Dental veneers can cost anywhere from $1000-$2000 per tooth. Dental implants range from $2000-$8000 per tooth.