Cosmetic dentistry is a professional oral hygiene treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help fix chips, discoloration, and missing, broken, or
misaligned teeth. Even though it is considered cosmetic and not medically required, many patients choose to undergo dental surgery to improve their smile and appearance.
Below you will find information that will help you learn more about the various cosmetic dental procedures available.
What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?
A cosmetic dentist is responsible for a range of treatments, from minor corrections to major surgery. Here are a few of the beauty treatments they offer.
• Adding dental material to teeth or gums – bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns(caps), gum grafts.
• Removal of the tooth or gum structure – enamel plastic surgery, gingivectomy.
• Not adding or removing any dental materials, tooth structure, or gums – teeth whitening (whitening), laser whitening, gum depigmentation.
• Straightening the teeth with the improvement of the appearance of the face – orthodontics.
Cosmetic dentistry generally follows the lines of symmetry and harmony. Certainly brightening teeth is something that most people want in removing stains. Everyone would like to be proud of
their smile and show it off, but most don’t because of the gaps in their teeth, yellow teeth, uneven gums, missing teeth, etc. Cosmetic dentistry could be used to solve these problems.
Types of Cosmetic Procedures:
Aesthetic dental procedures are commonly referred to as “smile makeup”. In particular, there are several cosmetic procedures to choose from, based on individual needs:
Smile Makeover is a process of improving the appearance of a smile through various cosmetic or surgical procedures. The smile makeover takes into consideration the color of the teeth, the size of the teeth, the shape of the teeth, the position of the teeth, the position of lips, the length of the lips, the position of the gums, and the color of the gums. Smile Makeover is a boon in dentistry because it makes the patient more aesthetically acceptable in society. It significantly increases patient confidence and self-esteem. It also contributes to better function and helps patients lead a more comfortable lifestyle. It requires regular maintenance of oral hygiene. The patient must visit the dentist every 6 months for a check-up and minor repairs.
The dental treatments used in a smile makeover include:
Dental Veneer: Dental veneers, usually made of medical ceramics, are custom-made caps that fit over your natural teeth. They look extremely realistic and can solve many cosmetic problems, from crooked teeth to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between teeth. The dentist places a veneer on the front of each tooth using dental adhesive.
Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in aesthetic dentistry. It can be done in your dental office, often in a single visit. The dental hygienist first removes plaque, tartar, and other debris from the surface of each tooth, restoring its natural appearance. The teeth can then be lightened with a bleaching agent to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color.
Over the years, teeth become stained and worn out due to food, drink, medications, and personal habits such as smoking. The whitening covers the teeth and this procedure can be done in the
dental office or at home. Additionally, patients can use toothpaste to get the same effect in one to two weeks. This product works to whiten teeth more than three shades in two weeks and optimal results within four weeks.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are used to restore lost or damaged teeth. The dentist introduces a small titanium screw into the jaw in place of the missing tooth. Which is serves as a support for the crown. These implants are almost identical to the nearby natural teeth. When the bone and supporting tissue connect to the implant, they stay firmly in place. Patients must take care of their oral hygiene during and after implantation to remove plaque and food debris from the surrounding area.
Braces and Clear Aligners: Braces and aligners are orthodontic treatments but are also considered cosmetic by nature. This is because most people who invest in braces or clear aligne rs, such as Invisalign, do so to get better their appearance. In some cases, clear braces or aligners may be medically necessary. Both devices exert pressure on the teeth, which moves them to the correct positions over time. Children and teens often get traditional metal braces, while adults typically get clear braces or masks because they are less noticeable.
Dental Crowns: A dental crown is a cap that covers the tooth. They are very effective in rebuilding teeth that have become infected or damaged and help patients get functional without feeling like they have any dental work. Crowns can consist of met al, ceramic over metal, and allceramic depending on where they are placed in the mouth. Metal is used for durability, but ceramics has a natural appearance to match the surrounding teeth. The advantage of a crown is that it acts like a normal tooth, so you can eat and drink without discomfort and speak normally.
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Cosmetic dentistry and all the procedures offered by our network of highly trained dentists can give you the smile you have always dreamed of, and in most cases, there is very little that cannot be accomplished, of a set. From implanted teeth to a full set of porcelain veneers, whatever the challenge, Narrogin Dental is ready to give you a reason to smile again.
If you would like to go ahead and make a cosmetic dentistry appointment, give us a call at (08)9881 1131, we will schedule your appointments with one of our expert dentists.