Cosmetic Dentistry

By | March 4, 2014

In olden days cosmetic dentistry involved filling and extraction of the teeth. Now it is expanded to solve all dental problems. It improves the appearance of teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry primarily deals with processes that bring improvement in the appearance of teeth and gums of the person to improve personal appearance.

What type of problems cosmetic dentistry solves?
Cosmetic dentistry is useful in the following issues.

  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Dental decay
  • Tooth cavities
  • Irregular teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Uneven gums
  • Loss of teeth
  • Large space between the teeth

If you’re suffering with any of these issues, cosmetic dentistry shows the way to correct it.

Techniques in cosmetic Dentistry
Here are the techniques involved in the cosmetic dentistry to solve the aforesaid issues.

  • Teeth whitening
  • Composite filling
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Enamel shaping
  • Gum contouring
  • Dental inlays and on lays
  • Dental implants
  • Bridges, crowns and dentures
  • Dental implants does not irritate

Cases where dentistry is helpful
Discoloration of teeth
Teeth whitening is a useful technique to remove stains from the surface of the teeth. The technique is used to treat stained teeth. In this process, a whitening agent is placed on the surface of the teeth and laser light is passed to improve the effectiveness of these agents.

Decayed tooth
Decayed tooth can be treated with composite fillings and dental inlays and onlays. If the tooth is decayed completely, you can go for composite filling. If the decayed tooth is not much to go for crowns or bridges, dental inlays and on lays are suitable.

Fractured tooth
If the teeth are fractured, cracked or chipped, dental bonding and enamel shaping are the methods used to correct them. If the teeth have minor fractures or chipped, enamel shaping is enough to correct the teeth otherwise dental bonding is used. Dental veneers also suitable for candidates having chipped or cracked teeth.

Uneven gums
If you have too high or too low gums that spoils your smile. Then gum contouring is suitable. This corrects the gum shape by removing or placing the gum tissue.

Gap between the teeth
Gap between the teeth can be reduced by using dental veneers and composite fillings and improves the appearance of teeth.

Teeth loss
If a candidate with missing teeth can replace their teeth with dental implants, dentures and fixed bridges. Among these implants are preferred as it has an advantage of long lasting and does not overload on adjacent teeth.

The techniques in cosmetic dentistry correct the issues associated with the teeth and gums help enhance your facial appearance.