Cosmetic dentistry is nothing but any dental work that improvises the appearance of a person’s teeth or gums. Cosmetic dentistry involves:
- Addition of a dental material to gums or teeth. E.g.: porcelain veneers, bonding, gum grafts, crowns.
- Removal of tooth structure or gums. E.g.: gingivectomy, enamoplasty
- Neither adding nor removal of dental materials, tooth structure or gums. E.g.: gum depigmentation, teeth whitening.
- Straightening of teeth and improving in appearance of face. E.g.: orthodontics.
Whitening also called as tooth bleaching is one of the common treatment in cosmetic dentistry. There are many options available for whitening like chewing gums and tooth-pastes. But dentist-supervised treatments remain the best recommended procedure for whitening discolored teeth.
Tooth reshaping involves removing parts of the enamel so as to improve the appearance of your tooth. It is generally used to correct a small chip, alter the length, position or shape of the teeth, to correct excessively long teeth or crooked teeth. The enamel which is removed is irreplaceable. It may also be called as enamelopasty, contouring, odontoplasty, recontouring, slenderizing, sculpting or stripping. This procedure substitutes for braces and gives faster results.
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In bonding process an enamel-like dental composite material is used to apply on the tooth’s surface. This will previously be sculpted, hardened and polished also.
Dental brides are nothing but false teeth. They are generally fused between two porcelain crowns so as to fill the areas which are left by missing teeth. The two crowns which are attached to the false tooth in adjacent sides hold the false tooth in place. This is also called as fixed bridge. This procedure can used to fill the area left by one or more teeth. These fixed bridges cannot be taken out. For areas in the mouth such as the front teeth, which are under less stress, cantilever bridges can be used. Risk of gum disease is reduced by bridges. But bridges have to be maintained with serious oral hygiene. They may last for more than 10 years.
Veneers are porcelain laminates which are custom-made and are bonded to the teeth directly. They are used for closing gaps and also sometimes to disguise discolored tooth which do not lighten up due to whitening procedures. Based on the procedure, tooth may be removed.
Gum lift is a procedure under cosmetic dentistry where they raise and sculpt the gum line. In this procedure, tissues are reshaped and/or the bones are underlined to create the appearance of symmetric teeth.
People at times have excessive wear and tear of their teeth because of acid reflux or grinding. This will lead to alteration in the vertical dimension of the tooth. With the procedure of bite reclamation, their bite can be opened up and remove unwanted wrinkles sometimes.