Cosmetic dentistry can transform unattractive teeth into beautiful teeth by reshaping them. In short, cosmetic dentistry can give a dental facelift to anyone having chipped, crooked, discolored, broken or badly shaped teeth and enhance their smile. The most common procedures that are used in cosmetic dentistry are bonding, bleaching, porcelain veneers, crowns and reshaping of teeth. Sometimes, combinations of these techniques are used to deliver the best possible result.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Various Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Include:
Veneers are made out of composite or porcelain laminates that are cemented to the surface of a tooth. They are used to correct and repair chipped and cracked tooth and improve the appearance of teeth. Those having gaps in their teeth are often recommended this treatment. Veneers can be used for whitening stained or discolored teeth and improve teeth’s appearance and strength.
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is probably the most commonly recommended procedure to brighten up teeth that have stained or discolored due to smoking, drinking excessive tea, coffee, and wine or due to poor dental hygiene. Bleaching teeth can enhance your smile and give you self-confidence. Peroxide-based materials coupled with high intensity light are used to whiten teeth. Not everyone can be a candidate for teeth whitening. Before teeth whitening, the patient needs to have healthy gums and all the cavities filled.
Tooth shaping is a procedure that involves removing of enamel of teeth and shaping long or short teeth and rounding off teeth that are pointed. This painless and quick procedure can provide a smile makeover to a person with uneven or badly shaped teeth.
Bonding is a process in which composite tooth colored materials are bonded to fill small cavities or repair chipped or broken and discolored teeth to improve the appearance of teeth. A composite material that looks like enamel or dentin is placed into the cavity or on the surface of the tooth and sculpted into the required shape and then hardened with the high-intensity light to match the surrounding tooth structure to provide a natural look and healthy bright smile.
Dental implant is a procedure that involves artificial tooth root replacements to compensate tooth loss. This process can enhance a person’s smile and provide youthful appearance as missing tooth most often cause a person to look older.