Cosmetic dentistry majors on reforming the dental appearance and therefore upholding the aesthetic value of a smile. This therefore an important fix to revamp the dental visual aspect for maintenance and health restoration. Once the most effective treatment or combination of treatments is chosen, it can be used with cosmetic enhancements to give a natural-looking, beautiful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry can be used for;
Teeth whitening. Yellow teeth is predominant due to its exposure to agents that discolor teeth regularly. Losing the color of your teeth is part of the ageing process and it is also evident that teeth start to change color from teenage years. Genetics also play a part in white teeth. If your parents have yellow teeth, you are more likely to follow suit. Whitening is for people who suffer from teeth stained by food, drink – mainly red wine, coffee and tea – and tobacco – without harming their teeth. There are three types of teeth whitening techniques to choose from e.g., pure laser technique, kick start laser, home kit. Whitening should occur after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color
Dental Veneers. This is a versatile technique used to correct crowding in the mouth, cover badly broken teeth, badly stained teeth and reshape teeth or to close up gaps. Veneers are used to increase the dimension of the tooth, thicken them, and make them squarer or longer. Thin slices of porcelain called veneers are shaped and colored to correspond to the existing teeth. The veneer is bonded onto the front surface of the tooth using a chemical bonding agent. A minimal amount of drilling is used to curve the contours of the veneers. They typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one’s natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
Implants. Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
Composite Bonding. Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth’s surface, then “sculpts” it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry procedures, it’s vital to find a cosmetic dentist who specifically offers the option you’re interested in and who may offer fixes in form of crowns, orthodontics, bridges, or fillings.
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