All of us want to have a beautiful smile. It not only makes you more attractive but also increases your level of confidence. Some people have naturally blessed smile and they can do wonders by flashing those twinkly teeth. Not everyone is fortunate enough to get that perfect pretty curve on the face. Some of us have unaligned teeth while some have damaged teeth. With the advance in medical science nothing is impossible. You can always get what you crave. Braces, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, tooth whitening etc are available for your rescue.
Craving for a perfect smile? Read on to know more about cosmetic dentistry.
To improve a person’s smile, a tooth colored resin is applied and hardened with a special light. This procedure is known as bonding. It is considered as the least expensive and the easiest cosmetic dental procedure. It can repair cracked and chipped teeth, change the teeth’s shape and close gaps. Bonding can also be used as an alternative cosmetic procedure for silver amalgam fillings.
A tooth shaped cap known as crown is placed over a damaged tooth to improve the appearance, shape and size. They can last up to fifteen years. At first the existing tooth is filed down and then the crown is cemented over it.
Veneers are custom made, very thin shells that cover the front surface of teeth. They are made up of resin or porcelain and can be used to change the shape, size and color of the teeth. Compared to crown, it offers a conservative approach in changing the color of teeth.
It is a painless and quick process to improve the appearance of natural teeth by shaping them. Usually it is done to correct minute imperfections like uneven overcrowded teeth. Enamel shaping is generally combined with veneers, bonding or whitening.
Whiter teeth reflect confidence. We all wish to have a bright smile. Various teeth whitening products are available including fluoride toothpastes and over the counter gels. It is not recommended for everyone. People with healthy teeth can opt for it. Consult your dentist first to know if it’s suitable for u.
Braces are used to correct misaligned and crooked teeth. They can do wonders to everyone’s smile. The procedure is quite simple, steady pressure is applied by braces on your teeth to properly align the teeth. Usually they are made up of metals but brackets can be tooth coloured too.
Sometimes existing fillings need to be replaced due to cracking and chipping. People replace their silver amalgam with tooth colored composite fillings. In large cavities they tend to wear out sooner than silver fillings. Composite fillings can hold up well in small cavities.
A denture is a detachable replacement for a missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Complete and partial are the two types of dentures which are used as required.
Gum reshaping can improve the smile by shaping the teeth that are too short or gum line which is uneven. Small amount of gum tissue is removed and thus expose more of the teeth. The procedure is used to enhance the appearance of teeth and give a broader smile.
Beautiful smile can be achieved by a combination of dental techniques. You just need to analyze what exactly you need to get the perfect smile. You can consult your dentist to know what suits you the best and what needs to be corrected in your teeth.