The Hollywood smile – what does your dentist in Cabo San Lucas say?

17 Feb

Here are some of the methods of obtaining white teeth that help more in getting that Hollywood smile than the classical whitening techniques and dentists recommendations regarding proper oral hygiene:

1. Whitening teeth using laser technology

Aesthetic dentistry has a powerful ally in modern technology. So that teeth whitening methods have progressed to the next level: the use of laser technology.

This method is necessary especially when the dentist must treat much damaged teeth (with very pronounced discoloration), where other methods would fail. The short time of the treatment (about 60-90 minutes) is another factor of attraction of patients.

The principle of this method is no difference from other chemical teeth whitening methods, but its effects are highly visible, the procedure is much faster and the results are long lasting (at least 2-3 years).

Apply a protective gel on gums and lips, for tissue protection (burns, irritations due to laser action) and a special gel (chemical) on the teeth. The difference from teeth whitening gels is a higher density and containing a number of particles (hydrogen peroxide) that are activated by the laser beam. When activated, under the effect of laser, it penetrates the tooth enamel and gently removes stains, leaving them healthy looking and shiny.

If you have sensitive teeth, it is recommended that one session be divided into several shorter sessions. But if you suffer from increased tooth sensitivity your dentist in Cabo San Lucas does not recommend using this method. You should possibly treat the sensitive teeth and then ask what the dentist thinks about teeth whitening.

Before performing these procedures should have clean teeth with the help of dental cleaning and professional brushing.

The method does not work on artificial teeth, so you cannot apply this method to implants, fillings or crowns.

These professional whitening treatments are considered safe, with minimal risk if done properly, much more effective than homemade whitening routines ( 5-10 times more effective than commercial products ) and in result obtaining 7-10 shades whiter teeth and guaranteeing a longer life span ( if the patient respects proper oral hygiene ) .

Laser whitening treatment is recommended for people who have healthy teeth and gums, which do not require corrections or other dental restorations.

2. Dental implants: they occupy a special place in dental esthetics, replacing restorations that do not provide a natural tooth look. It is a method of replacing missing teeth, but without being noticed.

The procedure implies dental crown attached endo- osseous implant that has a natural shade as close to the one of adjacent teeth. This method does not involve damaging adjacent teeth (like bridges) and does not impose a limit to the number of implants possible (if supporting bone structure is permitting). Perfect teeth and arches will offer that harmonious smile that suits you and you deserve. It can last for 8-10 years. Your dentist in Cabo San Lucas can provide more information regarding implants and the esthetics of a Hollywood smile.

3. Dental veneering – the famous Hollywood smile.

Broken or chipped, unaesthetic anterior teeth can all be repaired in a flash with the help dental veneers, achieving a spectacular result.

The aims of this type of restoration is to get a more natural texture and morphology (addressing both those who just want whiter teeth and those that need correcting some minor problems in the anterior teeth).

Getting porcelain veneers involves removing a thin layer of enamel (because of this process is irreversible). They are made in the laboratory, where they apply various ceramic layers over a platinum foil. After burning in the oven, platinum foil is removed, resulting in a translucent thin ceramic crust with an appearance similar to that of enamel. The tooth no longer stain, color and brightness remain the same for 10-15 years (following the recommendations from the dentist). Porcelain veneers are finally attached to the tooth using high-tech bonding. In addition, bacteria cannot attach to the surface, teeth remain clean and smooth to the touch of your tongue. The whole process is very easily tolerated by the patient, being bio- compatible.

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