Cosmetic dentistry includes all the procedures which enhance the appearance of an individual. Gone are the days when cosmetic dentistry was just for celebrities and wealthy individuals. Today there is a wide variety of options and price range that put a better smile within reach of many people.
It enhances and improves the appearance of teeth, gums, mucosa, and occlusal disharmony, Smile and much more.
Smile designing It is an integral part of cosmetic dentistry and focuses on improving smile and aesthetics of individual. Many times it can be used in synonymous with cosmetic dentistry. It not only gives a pleasing appearance to an individual but also raises the self-confidence of a person.
There are many components of cosmetic dentistry that are enumerated as under
1) Dental Bleaching
2) Dental Jewellery
3) Lumineers and Veneers
4) Botox and Fillers
5) Tooth coloured Fillings
6) Crown Lengthening
7) Smile makeover
It is also called teeth whitening. It is done to improve patient’s appearance by hiding or masking yellow coloured stains or yellowish to brownish teeth. It is done when teeth become discoloured after smoking or consuming certain medications or using food and beverage such as coffee and tea etc.
Fluoride stains many a time may or may not respond to teeth whitening.
It is done in two ways
1) In-office bleach It is done by the professional inside the dental clinic
2) Home bleach It can be done by the patient by himself in the home
The in-office beach is done by professional. The gums are isolated first then bleach is done by 35-40 percent hydrogen peroxide. There is usually 1-2 hours session and bleach can be performed repeatedly 2-3 times until the desired results are achieved. The shade selection is done prior to the start of bleach, and later on, the results are compared with the selected shade. Sometimes it may be necessary to repeat the procedure, in such case one-week interval is usually recommended.
Home Bleach can be performed by the patient at home. The bleaching trays are fabricated by the dentist, and it is usually done by 10 percent Carbamide Peroxide. Instructions are given to the patient about how to perform home bleach. For more information kindly contact us.
Dental Crystal or dental jewelry is an elective procedure whereby a gem or crystal is embedded into the upper front tooth or teeth in order to enhance the appearance of a person. It is mostly done on female candidates who are willing for this procedure and wants to enhance beauty or smile. It gives self-confidence to a person.
Lumineers and Veneers:
Laminates and Veneers are often synonymous with each other though there is a difference. Lumineers are thin shells and sections of ceramics that do not require tooth preparation on other hand veneers can either be laboratory made or made directly inside the mouth with composites and usually require preparation and cutting of teeth.
Lumineers and Veneers are given to improve perfect smile and good esthetics.
Veneers are given after preparation of the teeth and ofen placed to mask the discoloured, irregularities and abnormal shape of the teeth. Veneers are very technique sensitive and costly as compared to crown.
Lumineers are also technique sensitive, and cost factor is high, but it does not require cutting of the teeth. They can be applied with ease but at times look more bulkier than veneers. For more details Kindly contact us.
Advantages for Veneers and Lumineers:
1) They can improve the appearance of misaligned teeth
2) They are used to cover the gap between front teeth
3) They do not stain or discolour with time
4) They can be used to hide the cracked or chipped tooth
5) They provide much better esthetics as compared to traditional fillings
Tooth Coloured Fillings:
Usually composite or Glass ionomer are used as tooth coloured fillings. With the availability of new and improved material such as resin based composite or RMGIC, it is virtually impossible for patients to distinguish between natural teeth and tooth filled or restored with such white coloured fillings. With the different shades available a tooth can be modifies and restored with different material, i.e., opaque and translucent which gives pleasing and natural appearance to the tooth.
Lengthening of the crown is also very important aspect of cosmetic dentistry. In the patients with short clinical
crown or in those whose upper front teeth are visible less during smiling, this procedure can be done. It is done by excising the gums to expose more of the crown portion of the tooth so give a better smile and thus better personality. For further info kindly contact us
This is done by the combination of factors such as Crown lengthening, Dental jewellery, teeth whitening, Botox and fillers, Lumineers, Veneers, Orthodontic treatment, etc
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