Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. It includes a variety of procedures, such as dental bonding, veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays, composite bonding, and teeth whitening. Each of these procedures has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to understand what each one entails before making a decision. Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored putty-like resin is applied to the tooth and hardened with ultraviolet or laser light.
This procedure is used to correct minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and uneven teeth. The main advantage of dental bonding is that it is relatively inexpensive and can be completed in one visit. However, the lifespan of the enamel bond is not as long as that of dental veneers.
Dental Veneershave been the gold standard in cosmetic dental procedures for decades.
Veneers are thin porcelain veneers that fit over the facial surface of the teeth. They are used to correct discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and other minor imperfections. Veneers are more durable than dental bonding and can last up to 15 years with proper care.
Enamel Abrasionis another option for correcting discoloration.
This procedure involves using a special abrasive material to remove surface stains from tobacco products, wine, soft drinks and coffee. However, enamel abrasion does not work for intrinsic stains or stains inside the tooth.
Braces, Crowns, Bridges, Implants, Gum Reshaping, and Complete Dental Makeovers are all options for improving your smile. Braces are used to correct crooked teeth and an uneven gum line.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over weak or damaged teeth to improve their shape, size, strength, or appearance. Bridges replace one or more missing teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on both sides of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. Implants are replacement dental roots made of titanium that provide a solid foundation for fixing permanent or removable artificial teeth (crowns). Gum reshaping involves removing excess gum tissue to improve the appearance of your smile.
And a complete dental makeover can involve any combination of these procedures to achieve a great smile.
Shaping or Contouring Enamelis a quick and painless process of shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance. It is usually used to correct small imperfections such as uneven teeth or teeth that are slightly crowded. Modeling enamel is often combined with bleaching, veneers or adhesives.
Dental Implantsare used to replace lost or damaged teeth. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as a support for a crown.
These implants are almost indistinguishable from surrounding natural teeth and provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and prevent any subsequent deterioration or deterioration.
Composite Bondingrefers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using a material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills the tooth decay, then applies the compound to the surface of the tooth and then sculpts it into the correct shape before curing it with a high-intensity light.
Veneersare custom-made caps made from medical-grade ceramics that are placed over natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can solve numerous aesthetic problems ranging from crooked teeth to cracked or damaged enamel and noticeable gaps between two teeth.
Teeth Whiteningis one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be done in the dentist's office, often in a single visit.
The dental hygienist will first remove plaque, tartar and other debris from the surface of each tooth before applying a whitening agent to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color. Cosmetic dentists can make a dramatic difference to a person's smile and overall oral health with these procedures; however work needs to be carefully planned for best results.