What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Advanced cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile if your teeth are damaged, discoloured, damaged, chipped, cracked, misaligned, malformed, or have gaps between them. A “smile makeover” is a cosmetic dentistry operation that improves the appearance of your smile. A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with you by cosmetic dentists. The information provided below will assist you in learning more about the numerous types of cosmetic dentistry procedures accessible.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth whitening is one of the most straightforward and cost-effective solutions to improve your smile. Teeth can be bleached in your dentist’s office with in-office materials, or you can get a mould and gels from your doctor to bleach your teeth at home. There are also whitening toothpaste, rinses, and Whitestrips available over the counter in retail locations for athome whitening convenience.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that are custom-made to cover the front surfaces of the teeth. These thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth after about a half millimeter of enamel is removed from the tooth surface, modifying their colour, shape, size, or length. Veneers are commonly referred to as “Hollywood teeth.”
A tooth-colored, putty-like resin, which is a durable plastic material, is placed to the tooth and solidified with ultraviolet or laser light, allowing the material to adhere to the tooth. The tooth is then trimmed, shaped, and polished by your dentist. Bonding can be used to treat damaged, chipped, cracked, or deformed teeth, and it can also be used as a cosmetic alternative to or replacement for amalgam or silver fillings.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, covers and restores the shape, size, strength, and look of a decaying or damaged tooth above the gum line. Crowns are used to prevent a weak tooth from fracturing or to hold a cracked tooth together, as well as to conceal deformed or badly discoloured teeth cosmetically. Metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, and ceramic are all options for crowns.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays, commonly known as indirect fillings, replace decayed or broken teeth with gold, porcelain, or composite materials. Inlays and Onlays are manufactured in a dental laboratory and cemented into place by your dentist. Dental fillings are moulded into place during an office visit; however, inlays and Onlays are made in a dental laboratory and cemented into place by your dentist. When the material is bonded within the center of a tooth, it is called an “inlay,” and when the filling encompasses one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface, it is called an “onlay.” Inlays and Onlays are a good alternative to crowns since they preserve as many healthy teeth as possible.
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots that are put into the lost tooth’s bone socket. As the jawbone heals, it develops around the metal post, securing it in the jaw and laying the groundwork for a new tooth.
A bridge is made up of crowns on both sides of a gap, with false teeth in the middle. A denture is a removable tooth replacement that replaces one or more missing teeth. Dental braces fix crooked or mismatched teeth by gradually moving teeth in a specified direction by providing constant pressure over time.