Cosmetic dentistry is a dental treatment used to improve a person’s appearance and not necessarily a person’s gum or teeth. The main focus of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance dental aesthetics such as color, size, shape, overall smile and alignment. Cosmetic dentists perform a wide range of procedures that involve teeth whitening, teeth shaping and replacing teeth.
If you are sensitive about the appearance of your teeth and really want to improve them, then cosmetic dentistry is a good option. The different kinds of cosmetic dentistry treatments are:
A teeth whitening procedure is done to remove stains on teeth caused by consuming beverages like tea and coffee, medications and smoking. Dentists remove stains using a bleaching process, and the procedure can be done at the clinic or at home.
At the clinic the dentist will execute the teeth whitening treatment by placing the correct amount of whitening solution on mouthpiece tray. The duration of each treatment is over one to two hours.
Teeth whitening procedure can be done at home as well. Dentists recommend using peroxide to whiten teeth. It is a lengthy procedure and it can take two to four weeks depending on concentration of peroxide.
Even after the teeth whitening procedure is completed, your teeth are still prone to stains. It is therefore important to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid foods and drinks that cause teeth stains. It is vital to practice healthy oral hygiene maintenance practices like brushing twice a day, rinsing with mouthwash and flossing once a day.
Bonding involves application of a composite resin which is a tooth colored glass and plastic mixture. It is used to repair decayed, discolored, fractured and chipped teeth. It is a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings. The composite resin is designed and polished to match the size of the surrounding teeth. It is the least expensive and most reliable cosmetic procedure.
A dental crown is a kind of dental restoration which completely encircles or caps a tooth or dental implant to restore normal shape and appearance of a tooth. Crowns are used to:
- Restore worn or broken tooth
- Protect weak tooth
- Cover dental implant
- Cover a tooth with a large filling
- Cover a tooth that has undergone root canal procedure
Braces are used to re-align teeth into its normal position. It is not only used to fix crowded or crooked teeth, but also to improve jaw joint disorders, correct jaw positioning and irregular bite.
Bridges also referred to as fixed partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Patients can chose from a range of bridges manufactured from porcelain, gold or combination of the two.
If you really want to flaunt a set of sparkling white teeth, go for a cosmetic dentistry treatment.
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