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Cosmetic Dentistry Leicester

5 Billing Road,Northampton,Northamptonshire,NN1 5AN
16 Eastfield Road,Leicester,Leicestershire,LE3 6FD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

date/time September 30, 2009

Your teeth and smile are important. A great set of teeth is important for many reasons, practical and aesthetical. They ensure that you can properly chew your food, which is the first step in digestion. But a friendly smile is also important in creating great first impressions that can give others an idea about your personality. That is why it is vital to ensure that your teeth are taken care of by professionals who care about you and your mouth.

By making regular visits to the dentist, you can keep your dental hygiene in check. However, there are some tooth abnormalities, such as stains, chips, and unevenness, that can't be fixed by a general dentist. Cosmetic dentistry varies from general dentistry because it focuses more on the aesthetical nature of your smile.

General dentistry focuses on the general health of your teeth. It is recommended that patients make regular check ups with their dentist every six months to one year. General dentists provide patients with quality care while trying to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases that may occur within the mouth. General dentists may also be involved in some activities like extraction of teeth, application of sealants, removal of cavities, root canals or polishing and general oral hygiene.

General dentists' responsibilities extend beyond this list, however, their specialities lie more in the medical and physical spheres of dentistry- checking up with patients to help prevent oral disease or to treat a condition that negatively affects their oral health.

Cosmetic dentists provide oral care that focuses on aesthetic improvements to the mouth that are functional, as well as visually pleasing. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the patient's wishes for a beautiful, illuminating smile, while providing the patient with benefits for better oral health. Cosmetic dentistry may include a variety of procedures. Tooth whitening and laying porcelain veneers are the two most common forms of cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants replace missing teeth, filling those gaps in your smile. Smile makeovers create that beautiful smile you've always hoped for.

Other common cosmetic dentistry procedures are gum recontouring, dental bonding for minor chips and cracks in your teeth, orthodontics to make your smile straighter without braces and others.

These are just a few of the procedures that cosmetic dentists may specialize in. Cosmetic dentists should be chosen based on a variety of factors, not just their patients' before and after pictures. Careful attention should be paid to where the dentist was trained, what sort of technology they use, a friendly and caring personality, and affordability.