Getting the smile of their dreams is something that everyone desires. But, it is easier said than done as several hurdles stand in our way. Oral issues such as damaged teeth, teeth discoloration, cavities, malocclusion, gum infections, plaque and tartar accumulation, external damage, missing teeth, etc., deny us that flawless smile.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses entirely on enhancing the appearance of the smile. It involves several restorative or non-invasive procedures that improve the aesthetics of the smile and give your mouth a functional upgrade. Some of the popular cosmetic dental procedures are fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, oral cleaning, and orthodontic treatment solutions.
Dental fillings are either made from composite resin or ceramic. Earlier, metals such as amalgam and gold were being used widely as a filling material. But their use is being limited now due to certain disadvantages that they pose. Fillings are used to restore teeth infected by cavities. They are also used to fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, or misshapen. Since they are composed of tooth-colored material, it is difficult to distinguish them from the natural enamel.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are often called dental caps as they cover a tooth in its entirety. They are used to restore cracked, chipped, misshapen, or worn out teeth. Bridges are prosthetic teeth that act as a replacement for extracted natural ones. A bridge is firmly held in position by crowns on either side. Both crowns and bridges are made from tooth-colored ceramic material, which enhances the oral aesthetics.
Implants are undoubtedly the best replacement for natural teeth as recommended by dentists from all over the world. The metal implant is placed in the jawbone in place of the extracted tooth. A visible ceramic crown will be placed on the metal post to act as a replacement tooth. They are highly sought-after due to their excellent strength, durability, stability, and longevity.
Veneers are ceramic restorations that are wafer-thin and fit precisely on the face of a tooth. They help to hold a tooth intact by treating minor cracks, restore chipped and misshapen teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, etc. They do not add volume to the existing tooth structure as they are relatively thin. Yet, they are functionally excellent.
Composite bonding is a meticulous process of applying a composite resinous material on a tooth's surface to alter its shape, structure and treat minor cracks and cavities. They are mainly used to treat teeth that are chipped due to external trauma or naturally misshapen. They can be hardened using a curing light of suitable intensity.
Teeth staining is a common concern among individuals of all age groups. Excessive consumption of colored foods and improper brushing techniques are the primary culprits behind stained teeth. We can enhance your teeth' color using our advanced teeth whitening techniques that can be done at our practice or the comfort of your house.
In addition to the above-stated treatment procedures, we offer oral cleanings to remove the accumulated plaque and tartar from the teeth, gum contouring to reshape the gum tissues, and orthodontic solutions to alter the alignment of the teeth.
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