Cosmetic Treatments

Cosmetic Treatments

A bright smile can undoubtedly be the most eye-catching feature of your face The most disarming feature of an individual’s personality is the quality of his/her beautiful, free flowing smile. If one has discoloured, chipped or missing teeth, one may be reluctant to show a gummy smile with parted lips lest it is unattractive; or they may resort to covering their mouth with their hand whenever laughter cannot be avoided.

A cosmetic dentist can give you the attractive face and the beautiful smile you have ever dreamed. Appreciative expressions on the faces of people you often meet or otherwise, works as mirror that how even a subtle change can make a big difference in the way you look and feel. You use your teeth every time you smile, laugh, kiss, speak, chew and in every professional and social situation. The modern techniques of smile enhancement are in the easy domain of Cosmetic Dentistry, gaining the confidence and self-esteem in the current times has become affordable.

There are techniques to deal with discoloured, chipped, gapped, crooked or missing teeth. New techniques of today like easy going bleaching or super-fast whitening, dental bonding for chipped or discoloured teeth, enamel shaping, veneers, life-like dental caps (crowns)/ bridges, white fillings, smile designing, dental implants and braces to create a beautiful smile with minimal changes to existing teeth. In severe cases, orthodontics treatment may be needed. This is a specialized branch of dentistry that corrects jaw and teeth misalignments. Contact us for further information and advice on substantially improving the look of your smile from our panel of experienced professionals in the Esthetic/Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry.

Bleaching (Whitening)

Is one of the very popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Treatment begins when your dentist creates a custom made bleaching tray to ensure the correct amount of whitening a solution of 10-20 percent carbamide peroxide is used, and that your teeth are properly exposed. It is quite simple, cost-effective, permanent technique for obtaining a desired dazzling, whiter smile in office or at home in just a matter of days, without altering the shape and size of the teeth.

Bonding

Is best described as simply adding little tooth-colored composite materials matching the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth to "fill in the blanks." Front teeth are the most frequently used places where the most bonding technique is applied to fill in a gap in between. The spots, chips, and discolorations so eliminated, enhances the aesthetics of smile and your self-confidence. This is a virtually painless procedure and is mostly completed in one visit.

Enamel Shaping (Contouring)

Is one of the processes of shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance. Shaping can be used to correct minor cases of crowded or overlapping teeth, smooth rough edges, or make small adjustments to the shape of a tooth/teeth. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite as also the smile. It is common for bonding to be combined with tooth reshaping. An X-rays might be necessary to evaluate the size and location of the pulp of each tooth to ensure that there's enough bone between the teeth to support them.

Veneers

Are custom, porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to close spaces, repair chipped or worn out teeth, straighten teeth or even whiten teeth. The veneers are generally only about 1 mm thick (the thickness of a fingernail). That same thickness is "shaved" off the natural tooth surface so when the veneer is bonded to the tooth, the tooth doesn't feel or look "thicker". Once the cement is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden it. Porcelain veneers require more than one visit because they are fabricated in a laboratory. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding. Veneers are used to treat some of the same problems as bonding. This treatment is an alternative to crowns, which are more expensive.

Caps (Crowns)/Bridges

Are no longer used for cosmetic purposes, since the advent of veneers that are more aesthetic. But there are cases in which a crown may still be necessary for a particular tooth. For example, a tooth with a bad fracture or a large filling that is breaking down, or has decay around it, may be a candidate for a crown instead of a veneer. The veneers have been used in this picture of a patient. But in one of the front teeth with a large filling a crown was the better option. Crowns can be made out of porcelain (or some other ceramic material), gold (or metal alloys), or a combination of both. Dental crowns are often referred to as "dental caps" or "tooth caps". In other cases, a non-removable bridge may be an answer by replacing missing teeth. The bridges can restore your teeth to normal function and improve the entire health of your mouth, including structure of your face and jaw.

White fillings

Are in vogue today, as replacement for silver or gold fillings. The tooth coloured fillings material look successfully natural with the adjacent tooth and more aesthetic. Since teeth are translucent, dark fillings cause the whole tooth to appear darker when viewed from the side. Replacing older dark fillings with white fillings definitely enhance the glow in your smile! Another advantage is that less healthy part of a tooth must be removed to hold this filling in place. These fillings require only a single visit. Besides looking better, these teeth are now more resistant to fracture.

Micro-Abrasion

Discoloured enamel can be gently ground away using an abrasive, acid-based paste. In severe cases, the enamel may be removed entirely and the tooth sealed with appropriately coloured filling. Micro-abrasion is the method of removing white spots on teeth and superficial enamel stains. This method removes micro layers of enamel to eliminate minor defects and spots.

Smile Designing

A good smile involves in it more than just healthy teeth and gums. High Quality Cosmetic Dentistry