Preparing To Undergo Cosmetic Dentistry

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Did losing a large amount of weight lead to you wanting to improve the look of your teeth as well? If your teeth are in a condition in which it will likely take a long time to achieve satisfactory results, cosmetic dentistry might be a good option. There are a few steps that must be done before you can undergo a cosmetic dental procedure. Basically, the overall condition of your oral health will play a role in what must be done during the process. This article will give you a general idea of what you might go through during the process of undergoing cosmetic dentistry.

1. An Examination of Your Oral Health will Be Done

As with every type of dental procedure, a dentist will examine that condition of your oral health before proceeding any further. The examination is necessary because it can be harmful for you to undergo a cosmetic procedure while there is something wrong with your oral health. For example, if there is an infection present from the bacteria in plaque, germs from the bacteria can get into your bloodstream as cosmetic work is being done. It is important for the dentist to prevent germs and toxins from infecting your bloodstream because you can end up with a full body infection. During the examination, your teeth, jawbones, gums, and other soft tissues in your mouth will be thoroughly looked at.

2. The Ideal Cosmetic Procedure Will Be Determined

After the condition of your oral health is determined, a dentist will make suggestions for the most ideal cosmetic procedure for your needs. He or she will keep your budget in mind when making suggestions, as some procedures might require more work being done than others. For example, if you are looking to replace any teeth that are severely damaged, the dentist might recommend porcelain veneers over dental implants if your jawbones are not strong. The reason why is because you will have to undergo bone grafting in order for dental implants to be installed. Porcelain veneers will be attached directly to your natural enamel, which is more affordable than having to undergo bone grafting.

3. Underlying Conditions Might Have to Get Treated

When it has been determined which cosmetic procedure you will undergo, a dentist will first treat any underlying conditions that are present. For instance, if you are suffering from gum disease, it is likely that the dentist will write you a prescription for antibiotics. The extent of treatment depends on the specific conditions that you have. Check in with your local dentist, such as Dr. Williams of Kemper Pond Dental, for more information.


20 May 2017

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.