Cosmetic dentistry describes a set of techniques and procedures used to enhance a persons teeth, smile and ultimately confidence. It is widely acknowledged that the smilemakeover that results can significantly improve a persons appearance leading to a more positive lifestyle, both socially and in the work environment.A cosmetic dentist can use numerous techniques, solely or in combination to dramatically improve the teeth, gums and smile. These procedures range from simple tooth whitening to complex multiple tooth implants and full mouth reconstruction. No longer is the dental art confined to simple fillings and extractions!The following are the main cosmetic dentistry techniques used today:Tooth Whitening: considered to be one of the most accessible and affordable techniques, tooth whitening (or bleaching) comes in a variety of different forms. Typically this procedure involves the use of a special laser or halogen lamp and/or application of a bleaching gel of varying strengths. Several branded treatments are available including the popular Biolase, Zoom and Britesmile. Optimal results can be achieved quite quickly and the technique is near painless, non-invasive and cost effective. Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure available today.Dental Implants: a more complex procedure, dental implants involve implanting a titanium (or similar) rod into the jawbone to act as a stable base for an artificial tooth or to provide support for bridges, crowns or dentures. Titanium is usually used as the anchor rod because it integrates well with the surrounding bone and tissue with only very minor risk of rejection. Full mouth reconstructions often employ multiple tooth implants in conjunction with other techniques e.g. bonding.Dental implants can last fifteen years or more but are quite an expensive option at up to $2500 per tooth. Dental implantology is also a highly specialised technique so care must be taken to choose a competent, fully qualified practitioner.Dental Veneers: a dental veneer is a thin covering or shell designed to fit the outside of the original tooth to mask shape, colour and positional problems and defects. Part of the original tooth exterior is usually removed to make way for the new veneer so the technique is partially invasive. Following initial measuring and preparation of the tooth surface the veneer is glued into place. Veneers are usually made from porcelain, ceramic or composite materials and more recently have been made more hard-wearing than earlier versions.The veneering procedure is usually done over two visits to the dentist with temporary veneers being fitted between visits. Veneering is often chosen as the treatment of choice by acting professionals and those in the media spotlight as dramatic results can be achieved quite quickly and cost effectively.Dental Crowns: crowns are protective covers, made from porcelain or ceramic which fit over the existing tooth to mask defects e.g. cracks and discolouration. Initially the tooth is shaped to receive the crown with the patient under local anaesthetic. An impression of the tooth is then taken and used by the dental laboratory to create the colour-matched crown. During the manufacturing process, the patient will be fitted with temporary crowns, typically for around two to three weeks. On the second visit to the dentist, the crowns are bonded into place.Crowns are a semi-permanent solution but can be quite expensive, often exceeding $750 per tooth. A good cosmetic dentist will be able to fit crowns which are nearly indistinguishable from existing teeth and used in conjunction with other techniques e.g. implants, form the foundation for full mouth reconstructions.Dental Bridges: where a tooth has been lost, a dental bridge can be used to bridge the gap between the two remaining adjacent teeth. A bespoke structure is formed in the dental laboratory incorporating a hollow crown to support the missing tooth. This bridge structure is then bonded to the adjacent teeth, neatly filling the gap form where the original tooth was lost. Similarly to crowns and veneers, the replacement bridge tooth will be colour matched to the rest of the teeth.Bridging is popular because it is usually a permanent solution and is less invasive than implantology. It is also less bulky than an equivalent denture.Dental Orthodontics: this is a specialised branch of dentistry that deals with moving or realigning teeth to improve appearance. This usually involves the wearing of an appliance or brace which gently applies pressure to the teeth to move them to the correct position. Orthodontics is often performed in the teenage years as the mouth and jaw develops but more adults are choosing this option to realign their teeth however the process can take longer for an adult.The initial phase of the orthodontics process involves a detailed examination of the mouth to assess the repositioning needed and any other associated medical factors. Following this, a decision will be made as to which of the many types of brace material and configuration to use. Some braces are removable and some fixed in place for a period of months the cosmetic dentist will assess which is the best form to use for the treatment to be carried out.More recently, new invisible braces have been developed e.g. Invisalign which perform the same job as more traditional braces but are less invasive and more comfortable to wear.The results of orthodontics are usually permanent but the process can be quite expensive due to the multiple consultations and reviews with the cosmetic dentist. Additionally, patience is required as the process can be lengthy!Some recent dental survey findings:- 74% of people believe they have unsightly teeth - 68% of people are embarrassed about their smile in photographs - 45% of people make judgements about others by the look of their smile - 70% of people think an attractive smile helps romanticallyThe techniques detailed above can create the perfect smilemakeover and go a long way to adddressing these concerns. No longer is the art of dentistry confined to fillings and extractions!We recommended that you visit the Cosmetic Dentistry online guide to dental implants, tooth whitening, veneers and bonding for the latest dental reviews.
In today's society its often hard to tell what is fake and what is not. Any woman whether they are 17 or 67 may have had breast enlargement surgery and as good as the surgeons are getting now-a-days you just can't tell the difference. Any way I am going to tell you a little bit about the process and recovery to this now common image enhancing procedure.Breasts for ages have been a sign of femininity and sexuality. The funny thing is that it seems like a "the other side is greener" sort of phenomena. women without large breasts want larger more voluptuous curves and women with large breasts often feel self conscious about them or are annoyed because they get in the way, or experience back pain or neck pain caused by the extra stress of having to hold extra weight up in the front. So what to we do? Well we surely don't just accept the way God made us do we? No, we either add more of what we want or cut off what we don't like. The problem with this attitude is that it forgets that surgery is surgery and there is risk.The risks of any surgery are bleeding, infection, and bad reactions to anesthesia. Ultimately you are increasing your risk of death any time you go under the knife. So you have to decide whether it is worth dying for to look good, and how much risk you are willing to take. After you get past that mental hurdle, then you can concentrate on the specific procedures involved in "breast enlargement" .Breast enlargement surgery basically involves 3 steps. First you have to decide on the size that you want. There are many different software packages that cosmetic surgeons have that can give you an idea of what a certain size implant will look like on you. The second step is then making space under your skin in which will eventually be place the implant. This involves cutting in and carefully placing a expansion implant in underneath the existing breast. This is a contraption that has a port through with the surgeon will inject saline every several days until the skin has been stretched enough to introduce the previously selected implant. The time is variable for this process depending on the change in the size of original versus desired size, but can often take several weeks with frequent office visits to get the implant injected. This process is often painful, especially at the end as the skin is stretched tighter than a drum over the expansion implant.When the breast skin and underlying tissue has been stretched adequately then it is time to introduce the implant. Implants can either be silicone or sterile saline. Each has different appearance and texture qualities as well as durability ratings. There was an issue with silicone implants some time ago as it was alleged that broken silicone implants were causing increased risk for rheumatologic disease. This has since been debunked but not before several large cases went through the courts awarding the "victims" with millions of dollars. Once the implants are in place they are sewn in under the fascia to keep them in place. Then a good surgeon will spend some time making sure that everything is symmetric and the creases beneath each breast are in the proper location. And tada, the breast enlargement has been accomplished!
Not everyone is willing to undergo surgery, whether it be a life-saving procedure or a cosmetic surgical one. More often than not, these people who are deathly afraid of any form of surgery are composed of individuals who swoon every time they see an injection needle, a scalpel, or anything sharp slowly coming into contact with their skin.Luckily for those who want to improve their looks through cosmetic surgery procedures, but are scared senseless of the idea of an actual operation, a wide array of non-surgical options are now open to them. One of the most popular, if not the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic procedures these days are BOTOX injections.BOTOX cosmetic is the trade name for botulinum toxin A. Simply put, BOTOX is a toxin. Not just any toxin, but a toxin that is a by-product of botulism, a form of food poisoning. Not too many people realize that the wildly popular cosmetic treatment is in reality a poisonous substance. How did it come to this? A lot of people may be wondering why anyone would want something as poisonous as botulinum toxin type A injected into their bodies. Heres a bit of a history about how BOTOX came about. In the 1950s, researchers stumbled upon the fact that minute injections of botulinum toxin type A can help decrease the activity of muscles deemed to be overactive. Eventually, botulinum toxin type A was packaged as BOTOX . Initially, however, BOTOX was intended to treat eye muscle disorders such as misaligned eyes and blepharospasm or uncontrollable blinking. But it was only a matter of time before its cosmetic benefits were discovered. Doctors realized this when they reported that the frown lines between the eyebrows of patients appeared to soften after treatments.This is primarily because botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin which basically blocks the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. Simply put, BOTOX causes paralysis in the specific muscles that are injected with it. And if an area of the body cant move, it cannot wrinkle. Thus, its cosmetic surgery benefits.Numerous men and women now consider BOTOX injections as part of their regular beauty regimens. And more and more people are getting hooked on it because it really does remove unwanted wrinkles, unsightly neck bands, and ugly crows feet. As a matter of fact, BOTOX injections are now so commonplace that people now hold so-called BOTOX parties, a social gathering where participants get their BOTOX fixes.Whats more, BOTOX can also be used to treat various ailments, including cervical dystonia, excessive sweating and migraines. However, people should still do research on the popular treatment in order for them to make an informed decision on whether to undergo the procedure or not.
There are many ways to seduce a man. Some use charm while others rely on the outfit. One thing that always works even in a crowded room is the scent that is sprayed on a woman's body.For this to work, the person has to figure out which scent works best. This can only be done by walking into a store and trying the various bottles that are on display.Instead of just smelling it, it is best to apply this on the skin. This is because the contents of each bottle will react differently to one's natural chemicals.Since it is hard to distinguish one smell from the other after a few trials, the person should stop and smell some coffee beans first so the nose will be sensitive once again to the other products.The rule of thumb when selecting the perfume is that those who have dry skin should use one that has a strong scent. Those who are oily should use something lighter in order for it to last for a few hours.Since women use various creams to keep the body healthy, it is best to check if this will have a negative reaction when these are mixed. Those who do should change this to the same brand as the perfume that can be purchased separately or in a traveler's kit.Another tip to seduce the man will be to use unscented toiletries so the focus will be on the perfume that was sprayed on.The perfume being used might be expensive on the woman's budget. There is a cheaper alternative and that is by coming up with one that is custom made.For this to work, the customer will have to buy the essential oils and know the importance of each one. These are divided into three namely called the top, middle and base notes.These are derived from plant extracts that are also used by perfume manufacturers. The person has the option of creating a scent similar to that favorite perfume or make one up that is much better.After getting all the ingredients, this is the time that these will be mixed with together. The person should not throw everything in at once. This should be done drop by drop so the woman will be able to smell it and see how it does.When the right mix has been made, the person should stop and add the bridge note and the alcohol. It will take time for the contents to settle down so this should be stored somewhere for the next 48 hours.The last part about making your own perfume will be adding some water and then filtering this to make sure there are no solid contents. This practice is also being done by "perfume manufacturers" to make sure it is pure.Some perfumes may stain when this is sprayed on clothes. Since it is hard to tell if the homemade one will do it, the person should spray this on the skin before putting anything on.These places should include the wrists, behind the neck and ears, around the joints from the elbows to the knees and of course on one's chest.The nice thing about custom-made perfume is that this cant be bought from the store making the item and the man exclusively the woman's.
Dress up the tree. Dress up the house. Dress up yourself. If you ever were afraid of passionate true red lips the holidays are the time to jump in and test the water. Red lips are perfect for holidays. There is something definitely passionate about "red lips" . You will not be out of place this time of year when you adorn your lips with true red color. You may be amazed at the results. Just keep a few things in mind.Use a lip liner first and if you would like the look to last the longest -- dont just outline, fill entire lip area with liner pencil before adding your favorite lipstick. Top off with a gloss for extra special look. Your shine will be brighter than the Christmas tree.If you are highlighting your look with red lips then downplay the rest of your face. Your eye makeup should not compete. Still you can achieve a nice look with neutral colors which have a bit of shimmer.You can quickly put the look together by first cleansing your face with a cleanser/toner in one product. Applying a moisturizer (with sunscreen for daytime). Apply foundation (matched to your skin tone) using a cosmetic sponge for even tone. Touch up uneven skin tones with a cover stick. Outline or fill lips with true red lip liner, then fill with lipstick. Cover entire eye area from lid to eyebrow from corner to corner with a light neutral color. Add a darker neutral color to lid area. Use separate darker color on outer edge of eye in a sideways > shape . One part of V will line the eye above lashes (halfway across) and other side of V should be in crease of lid. Smudge this V with q-tip. Use a matching darker or black eyeliner. Use mascara of choice. Use makeup brush to apply powder (matching skin tone) to finish and hold look. Brush with light, downward strokes. Brush your eyebrows upward and outward. Add a brow color lightly to define. You can add another layer of mascara now if desired. And gloss on lips if desired.Dont forget to add the holiday red look on your nails as well. Keep your wardrobe simple when using red lipstick. Remember you are highlighting your face not elaborate prints nor fashion designs. Use accessories that draw attention to your face.