Are you considering going to a dentist to see if any of a number of different cosmetic procedures are right for you? If you are you might want to learn about the procedure that you are curious about as a smile makeover is a great idea but knowing what you are getting into is an even better one.
Seeing a cosmetic dentist should not be frightening to anyone anymore as all of the new technologies have replaced many of the old ways making your smile brighter without the pain it once had. Of course, not all of the pain is gone but it has been minimized and the little pain that you may experience is easily controllable with simple medications that your dentist will prescribe.
One of the newer technologies is dental implants which involves replacing a missing tooth or teeth with fake ones that look and act real. The procedure requires a very small titanium implant to be surgically placed in your jaw bone where the false tooth then screws down on it. Even if all of your teeth are missing and you get dental implants it doesn’t mean that you can stop taking care of them. In fact, if you don’t take care of them you may get a gingivitis like a disease called peri-implantitis.
Another new procedure is something called Invisalign which can be a replacement for traditional braces. They are perfect for those who are very self-conscious about their looks as they are almost invisible and does the same thing that traditional braces do with an advantage, they are removable. Since they are removable they can be a lot of responsibility as they are still required to be worn for most of the day.