One of the most rapidly developing sectors in cosmetic surgery is dentistry, with innovations in procedures and new treatments becoming available on an almost monthly basis. With new materials being devised as compounds for replacement teeth, and the quality of veneer replacement models available on the market, cosmetic dentistry is certainly becoming as popular as plastic surgery and other invasive procedures. But to what extent is cosmetic dentistry used in practice, and what nature of procedures happen to be the most common in nature?
Replacement Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in just a few years. Considering now the quality and realism of replacement teeth, and indeed the improving technologies for fitting and matching teeth to the rest of the mouth, replacement cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly common as a way to help repair the damage from high impact collisions as well as just providing visual benefits. With current technologies, it is possible to reconstruct most of a set of teeth to replace teeth that have been lost for whatever reason.
Perhaps a rather vulgar term, rearrangement denotes the procedures that involve straightening, moving, removing and fixing teeth that either cause problems in terms of the overall mouth or are just plain unsightly. This tends to be a somewhat more advanced process which can in some circumstances take a number of years to correct. Nevertheless the result is a more natural, improved smile and straighter teeth, with any surplus teeth removed from the gums to prevent overcrowding.
Veneering and Other Cosmetic Procedures
Veneering is the ultimate in aesthetic surgery for the mouth – simply by covering the old, decaying or stained teeth veneering can give the appearance of a better smile without having to run through the process of naturally straightening out and removing problem teeth from the mouth. Luckily veneering tends also to be much cheaper than many of its similar procedures, making it one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures on the market.
Remember, crucially, that cosmetic dentistry is almost exclusively carried out privately, which can boost your dental bill significantly. Make sure your insurance covers cosmetic dentistry where you may be involved in an accident, and try to save up before going for a purely aesthetic change, given that the bill can often run into several thousands depending on your dentist.