Cosmetic dentistry is the subspecialty of dentistry that aims to improve the aesthetic nature of your teeth, gums as well as the bite. It mainly aims to improve a person’s dental aesthetics such as the color, size, shape, position and alignment of the teeth as well as the alignment of the jaw along with improving the overall appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry treatments
Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry is getting more popular from thousands of people undergoing various aesthetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening and bonding, etc. The advances in medical and dental technology have helped make these treatments more simple and efficient with the innovation of comprehensive treatment techniques.
These are the common cosmetic dentistry treatment methods that are widely used today:
Teeth whitening – With passing time, the outer covering of the teeth can become stained or lose its color. It can be a result of a particular diet or a habit like smoking. This method of restoring, or lightening, the color of the teeth involves using a harmless chemical process to bleach your teeth with one or two different ways.
Bonding – This treatment helps to improve your looks in case you have an abnormal space between your teeth (especially the front teeth), teeth are chipped, stained, cracked or broken altogether. The dentist will use artificial medical-grade adhesive materials to fill the small cavities or to protect the exposed tooth root.
Veneers – This treatment method uses custom-made shells made from artificial bio-friendly materials such as porcelain or certain plastic, to cover the front portion of the teeth so as to help alter their color or shape. Veneers are more durable than the bonding process and also provide superior improvement in the appearance. This method is also more inexpensive than getting ‘crowns’. Veneers help to improve the appearance of the teeth that, have space between them, are worn or chipped, are permanently stained or discolored, are poor in shape or are crooked slightly. The dentist takes a mold of the teeth-line before inserting the veneers in place by buffing the teeth and hardens the adhesive using a special beam of light.
Crowns – These are also called ‘caps’ and completely cover the tooth which helps to restore it to a normal shape and appearance. You might require a crown in order to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth, to protect a weakened tooth, to restore cover a tooth that has a large filling, cover a dental implant or to hold a dental bridge in place. Crowns are made from various materials such as complete metal, metal and porcelain, resin as well as ceramic materials. This treatment is considerably costly and is suggested after other treatment methods have been unsuccessful in treating them.
Braces – Braces are one of the most common forms of cosmetic dental treatment procedures performed today. Braces help to improve the appearance of crooked or misaligned teeth they also help to correct a irregular or abnormal bite which results from a improper jaw alignment. Braces work by applying constant pressure on the teeth to alter their position gradually. The dentist will usually bond brackets made from metal, ceramic or plastic over your teeth. Wires will be placed between these brackets which help to guide the teeth to move in the desired position.
Smile Makeover – This is a purely cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of your smile significantly. This treatment method uses a combination of various basic cosmetic dentistry techniques such as dental veneers, teeth whitening or dental implants, etc.
Full Mouth Reconstruction – This comprehensive treatment method not only improves the aesthetic characteristics of your teeth and jaw it also helps to restore certain dental functions to normalcy such abnormal bite and irregular teeth or bone structure. This treatment involves using various basic cosmetic dentistry techniques in order to improve the aesthetic as well as certain functional aspects of your teeth and jaws.
Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular fields of dentistry today, Millions of people worldwide undergo the various cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the aesthetic nature of their teeth and jaw as well as to get a fresh and more attractive smile.
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