The 5 Most Common Dental Procedures in Hollywood
Practicing proper oral hygiene is sometimes not enough to achieve and maintain an attractive and bright smile. We all know we should see a dentist for checkups, cleanings, and other necessary dental procedures regularly, but if you want a celebrity smile, you should make an appointment to see a dentist.
Beverly Hills is a popular place for some of the best dentists in the world. No wonder, Hollywood celebrities who live here have perfect teeth and smiles. Whether you're a celebrity or not, anyone can have that ‘Hollywood’ smile in as little as two visits.
Here is an in-depth look at some of the most popular dental procedures in show business:
Dental implants are usually for patients with missing teeth resulting from an accident or normal wear and tear of the oral cavity. In the procedure, the root portion of the tooth is replaced with an implant that is made usually of titanium. A crown will fit the implant to make it appear natural. By using dental implants as part of a comprehensive plan, patients can expect a full set of teeth that function as their own.
The surgery for a dental implant is carried out usually with the use of local anesthesia. This type of anesthesia numbs only the area where the implant will be placed. The patient is conscious but does not feel any pain. When the implant site is being prepared, the patient may feel some minor vibration, which is just average and should not be a cause for alarm. After the surgery, there is only little discomfort because the procedure is minimally invasive.
Usually, it takes around four months for the implant to fuse with the bone; however, it depends on the condition and healing capacity of each patient. Some only need to leave the implant for two months, and others need to double that before they are ready for the attachment of the crown. Bone density dramatically affects the healing time; there is faster integration of the bone and implant if the patient has a dense bone.
A veneer is a shell that is thin, hard and has the same color with your natural teeth. These are used to cover different imperfections on a patients teeth, particularly the enamel portion. Whatever the discoloration of the enamel is, a skilled general dentist will work to achieve and produce porcelain that has the right shade and size. Veneers are practical and recommended because, unlike natural teeth, they don’t suffer from discoloration or staining. Moreover, they can last for more than 20 years, depending on how healthy you are and how you manage to practice good oral hygiene.
Porcelain veneers can correct minor bite problems, compensate for the excess in your gum tissues, restore any chipped tooth, cover small teeth cracks, build-up teeth that have become worn down because of grinding habits, close minor and even moderate spaces, and lastly, change the color of teeth that are badly stained. Porcelain veneers are cared for the same way as natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing and rinsing.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth discoloration and staining are some of the reasons why patients can’t achieve that perfect smile. Discoloration happens when you get old or when your teeth are regularly exposed to substances and food that contains nicotine and tannin. This can be easily solved using teeth whitening procedures.
Laser teeth whitening involves the use of light to accelerate the bleaching or whitening process of the teeth. Also called light-accelerated bleaching, this process still uses bleaching material, as the light will further speed up the whitening process. Usually, plasma arc, LED, or halogen is used. The use of laser light is what makes the procedure easy, fast, and painless.
To maintain the whiteness of teeth, the dentist will recommend special whitening toothpaste designed for patients who have just undergone the procedure. Not all whitening kinds of toothpaste advertised are recommendable for use, so, follow what the dentist recommends.
Inlays, Onlays, Bonding and Other Popular Treatments
When it comes to having a perfect Hollywood smile, many clients have come to Beverly Hills for dentistry such as the so-called Hollywood Smile Makeover. This treatment involves a combination of different procedures, such as the ones listed above. However, there may be a standard set of techniques for the makeover; the condition of your teeth may or may not require additional methods.
Other procedures that are still popular in Beverly Hills include tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, clear orthodontic aligners, tooth contouring and reshaping, gum surgery, porcelain bridgework, porcelain crowns and composite bonding. Celebrities such as Emilia Clarke, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Zach Efron have all benefited from these treatments.
For more information about dentistry treatments by Arthur Glosman DDS, or for a dentist in Beverly Hills, please contact us.