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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

5 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to improve your smile

Are You Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are reading this, then the most probable is that you are doing your research before making a decision regarding Cosmetic Dentistry.  Needless to say, if so: this is the right place to start…

First of all is important to describe what are the principles, objectives and procedures involved in cosmetic dentistry. It is the dental specialty that aims to solve any problems related with oral health and the harmony of your smile. The techniques involved in this kind of procedures are a combination of science and art: science because it must be precise as is your health what is in our hands & art because we are dealing with the aesthetics of your smile: what you want to project, the way you want to be perceived by people around you.

Historically our discipline has had to go through a long struggle with misconceptions and misunderstandings as it has been taken for a superficial and frivolous specialty. Nowadays many studies have proved that physical defects are cause of emotional of psychic damage. This is not a matter of vanity as many may want you to believe, this is a matter of your well been. You have the right to be comfortable with yourself and show it to the world with a big smile. Moreover, on the present day, with the last technical and technological advancements, there’s no reason for keep feeling wrong about your looks, in this case: your smile. The procedures involved in this specialty comprehend the correction and treatment the following problems:

  • Dental asymmetries (crowded or mismatched teeth).
  • Interincisive dyastema (separations between frontal teeth).
  • Dental discoloration or dental pigmentation (due to the use of medicaments or different substances as coffee or nicotine).
  • Cervical Caries (Caries involving the neck of the tooth, the part of the tooth that is in contact with the gums).
  • Dental fractures (resulting from any kind of impact or disease).

All of these problems may affect the way you interact with others and undermine your self-esteem because your smile is a very important aspect of your identity, is a sign of who you are and how you interact with life. But, don’t worry, there are treatments for all of these problems and the best of all is that all of them are available in Mexico! If you have been hesitant about taking care of your dental problems because of the high rates that doctor charge in the states, this is the opportunity to save thousands of dollars and improve your life for once.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile?

We live in a world of signs, everything we do or project says something to others about who you are, how you feel, what you think. Your smile is a sign of joy, happiness, or pleasure, it is the way you project your happiness to the world, so its value and importance as a bridge between your inner self and the exterior world is undeniable.

Our culture values a smile that appears as a harmonious composition of clear teeth and soft tissue. Sometimes damage in your teeth can affect the balance of your smile, but, don’t worry; it can be improved by cosmetic dentistry, taking into account the following aesthetic factors:

  • Composition: It is the relationship that exists between the teeth, their color, texture and position. The natural aesthetic dentition must be ordered in repetitions of shape, position and color, perceiving both the right and left sides as a unit.
  • Dominance: a tooth shape, color, or tilt can dominate the overall look of the smile.
  • Proportion: when looking at a natural front dentition, despite the fact that each individual tooth has a different shape and size, the teeth are related to each other and, in turn, to the face in a certain proportion.

Our cosmetic dentistry specialist in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico utilizes the most modern technologies to determine what is the issue with teeth and how to help you to recover functionality and a beautiful smile. Procedures go from the most simple as dental cleaning to a higher complexity as: dental implant.  If you are considering to go through any of these treatments, consider that in Mexico you can save thousands of dollars while receiving the best attention, and, well our Cabo San Lucas dentist is for many reasons, an excellent option

What is Considered a cosmetic Dentistry Procedure?

Cosmetic dentistry’s objective is to help you recover the health and functionality of your denture and to recover theharmony of your smile. The general concepts depart from some principles of art, but, especially from science. The knowledge of anatomy is put on service of composition, visual look and the western ideal of a beautiful smile; and vice versa, aesthetics are never put aside while performing any corrective treatment.

5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

You may still be curious about the kind of treatments that are considered within the field. Well, these are the most sought after cosmetic dentistry procedures

  • Dental Cleaning: It is by far the most common and popular treatment, but nonetheless important for your health, looks and self-esteem. Our Cabo San Lucas dentist makes sure to do it with the minimal discomfort. It is done by the dentist himself with an ultrasonic scaler and dental instruments
  • Zirconia Crown: A crown is a cover or a cap that covers a tooth or dental implant.  Crowns are often required when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth or when the tooth is broken; it recovers the tooth’s shape, size and function.
  • Zirconia Veneer: This is the right solutions for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give the front face of each tooth a better aesthetic result. We can change the color, position and anatomy of the natural tooth.
  • White Filling: High quality composites are used to fill the cavities without any kind of metal.
  • Implants: this innovative treatment that has revolutionized dentistry. You can replace one or more teeth with titanium implants.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

You may have heard some of the myths around cosmetic dentistry, beginning with the one that goes by the idea that it is only a matter of vanity and that the risk isn’t worthy, but you can be sure that:

  • It is not only a matter of vanity, because there could be something in your teeth, that you don’t like and may be affecting the way you relate with yourself and people around you, and that could actually become a matter of mental health.
  • Cosmetic dentistry comes with no major risks as long as you visit a fully trained, professional and licensed specialist.
  • In Mexico, dentists are as well prepared and professional as their colleagues in the United States, so you can be sure that if you choose to visit our country looking for affordable first class medical attention, you can be sure that you will be in good hands.

How Long Does a Cosmetic Dental Procedure Take?

In general, a cosmetic dental procedure usually will take between 20 minutes (including the time of the anesthesia) up to 1 hour. Also is necessary to consider different factors that may have an impact in the procedure’s time frame:

  • The amount of carious or impact destruction in the tooth to be restored
  • The present degree of dark shade for a case of dental bleaching.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

Generally, dental clinics in Mexico will not bill your insurance company directly. However, you may be eligible to file a claim for your treatment costs upon your return home. Before you book an appointment, contact your insurance provider to see if they will reimburse you for out-of-network care. If so, you’ll want to learn what forms or documents you will need to bring along with you for completion by Doctor García.

What You Need to Know as a Patient?

You should consider that going through this kind of procedures, as simple as it may seem could be a great step that would help to improve your self-esteem and your relationships. You are not only investing in your looks, but in your well-been. These are not traumatic procedures, but some of them like veneers or crowns imply little modifications. Implants may be more intrusive, nonetheless, on a minimum degree.

It must be said, that as with any other medical procedure, after you go to a cosmetic dental treatment there would be certain cares and/or prescriptions you must follow in order to keep your teeth healthy and a wonderful smile.

If I Have a Dental Emergency, What Should I do?

You should call your dentist immediately. He will let you know how to proceed.  Not all dental emergencies require emergency attention; it will depend on the type of lesion.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation where your dental health and integrity is compromised. These are some cases that will require you to contact your dentist as soon as possible:

  • Broken Tooth
  • Loss of Permanent Tooth
  • Painful Toothache

How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?

These are some steps we recommend you to take before choosing a cosmetic dentist:

  1. Clear your mind:  Ask yourself, what is what you are looking for?
  2. Once you are sure, do your research: What is cosmetic dentistry?  What procedures are comprehended by this specialty? Do I really need to go through it? Do I really want it? How would it improve my life?
  3. Now is time for you to look for the right dentist. You should consider your budget and pay a lot of attention to the procedures available as well as the doctors credentials.
  4. Now you are ready to book and appointment.
  5. Remember that you are free to contact us!

Best Country In The World For Cosmetic Dentistry

As you know, medical treatments in the U.S tend to be prohibitive in terms of costs, so you may also be interested in take a trip to another country and sum yourself to the ongoing tendency of dental tourism.

These are the top 5 countries for dental tourism 

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Thailand
  • Hungary
  • India

In other countries you may save thousands of dollar as well as in Mexico, but no doubt Mexico should be your top choice, because it is the only country you can drive to, you’ll won’t have to worry about having access to basic services as well as telephone or access to the web, some of the best specialists in cosmetic dentistry are in Mexico; also you can enjoy in some of the most beautiful destinations of the world, like Cabo San Lucas

Why Mexico for Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are so many reasons for you to choose Mexico for Cosmetic Dentistry, these are just some of them

  • You can drive to Mexico.
  • You will save up to 80% if you take your treatment in Mexico.
  • Mexico offers a wide array of tourist destinations where you can relax at the same time that you improve your health.
  • Mexican Dentists are as well prepared as Americans.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most popular specialties among Mexican Dentists.

Guide to help you find a cosmetic dentist in Mexico 

If you have already decided that your best option is to attend to a dentist in a foreign country and you have discovered that Mexico is excellent for you, then you must decide where in Mexico?

We recommend the following steps.

  • Look for the best destinations for dental tourism in Mexico. Look for recommendations in forums, social media and websites.
  • Give preference for those destinations that are safe and tourist friendly.
  • Take into account that you’re taking a trip into a foreign country: research for available services and services.
  •  You are on an adventure! Look for a place that you will enjoy: beaches, sun, fun; Cabo San Lucas has it all.
  • Once you have decided for Cabo, is time to look for the dentists with the better credentials and reputation.
  • You should look for a professional that speaks good English so you don’t have any problems with communication.
  • Dr. José Antonio García Montemayor is one of the most professional and prepared cosmetic dentistry specialists in Cabo San Lucas.
  • So, remember: you can contact us here at any time for consultation and appointments!