Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is aimed at improving your oral health and facial appearance. The treatments are intended to build the overall physical and mental well-being of the patient. Each treatment uses materials that have different rates of durability depending on the type of treatment and the patient’s overall wellbeing. Where Lingual braces may correct teeth structure irregularities within six weeks to eighteen months, dental implants can last up to thirty years. Our resident Dentist will advise you on the treatments with durations appropriate to you. Visiting a dentist regularly, such as every six months, is recommended for all to meet oral health standards.


Implants

Dental implant is a procedure to replace missing teeth permanently. Unlike dental bridges these implants are made of titanium metal. A small screw is put in place of root of a tooth serving support for the crown. A dental implant It can take some time for the dental implants to set in the jaw as the surrounding tissue and bone fuse with the implant and leads to the implant being indistinguishable from the rest of the teeth. During the period when the implant places itself in the patient needs to keep a diligently clean mouth and maintain strict oral hygiene.

Teeth whitening

The process of ageing brings changes to all parts of our body.Some people may be born with naturally whiter teeth than others but most commonly, it is normal for the color of the teeth to change over a period. Many factors may cause staining which may include medication, food or beverages like coffee or habits like smoking. There are various methods for cleaning and whitening the teeth that can be done at home or by a dentist. Teeth whitening is procedure that is done very commonly and has no side effects per se. Teeth can be bleached to achieve a shade lighter than the original color of the teeth, but since bleaching is not an option for everyone, such a procedure should be done after a consultation with your dentist only.

Dental braces

Braces are an age-old procedure that have been used to correct alignment of teeth including crooked teeth, overbite and underbite. By exerting pressure that is steady on the teeth, braces tend to straighten teeth. Braces can be of various kinds depending on the severity of the defect that has to be corrected in order to improve orofacial appearance. The most popular choice of braces are brackets that can be metallic or plastic and can appear to be less noticeable. All the brackets need to be fixed with the wire to apply pressure over the teeth. There is ideal time for braces, usually 10-14 years of age when the child is still growing and straightening. But that does not imply that braces are just for kids. People might get braces at any time of life when they decide for correcting the appearance of their facial features.

Dental crowns and bridges

surface. When the cusp or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged, however, an onlay is used instead to cover the tooth's entire surface. Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration.

Inlays and Onlays

It is a common myth that silver amalgam fillings last forever. They are very durable but are not indestructible. There are several reasons why a silver filling can fail. Fillings have to endure an incredible amount of biting force and over time, they become worn and turn black, and their edges wear away. Moisture and temperature changes can also cause the filling to expand and contract. This expansion can create a wedging effect in the tooth, which can fracture or break off tooth structure. The expansion can also lift the surface of the filling slightly creating a gap where the filling meets the tooth and allow bacteria into the tooth.

An inlay is similar to a filling and lies in between the cusps of the tooth. They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and are then cemented into place. An onlay is a more extensive reconstruction that replaces one or more cusps of a tooth. Onlays are indicated in situations where a substantial reconstruction is required. However, more of the tooth structure can be conserved compared to the placement of a crown. Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain because of its strength and ability to match the natural color of the tooth.

There are number of reason that can bring trauma to the teeth and they can go missing or have been removed because of a dental procedure. A missing tooth can be replaced by a dentist using several methods, namely implants, bridges or crowns. Bridges are false teeth that are anchored in place with the support of neighboring teeth. Two teeth with missing tooth in the center are covered with crowns and the missing tooth forms the bridge between them and hence looks as if it were always there.

Crowns on the other hand is to cover a broken or chipped crown and appear normal. They are usually called caps cover the entire visible part of the tooth. They can help even the extensively damaged teeth to repair.

Dental veneers

Veneers are strong, thin pieces of ceramic or resin material that are bonded to the teeth.Veneers are a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material. They are custom made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or even to cover spaces in between the teeth.

During a dental examination your dentist will use instruments, tests, radiographs and clinical expertise to diagnose potential or existent disease states and pathologies. The general dentist’s primary focus is on the oral cavity, head and neck. An individualized plan is developed to prevent or treat disease states of the oral cavity. In the case of cosmetic dentistry, your general dentist will work with you to identify your esthetic goals.Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one's natural teeth, they look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.

Inlays and onlays

These are also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth.

Ultrasonic cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning has replaced the traditional methods of cleaning teeth and deep gum pockets over time. It is efficient in reaching and cleaning nooks and corners of the gum pockets without making the patient uncomfortable. It takes comparatively lesser time than hand scaling procedures and is visibly more efficient and the dentist needs to use lesser pressure. It can still be used in combination with hand scaling for certain very stubborn tartar cleaning and substantially avoid gum diseases. Although the efficiency is irrevocable, it still is unsuitable for people with sensitivity issues or those who have had restoration done.

Tooth jewellery

In some cases, dentists may perform a procedure that has only aesthetic purpose than any functional purpose in the form of dental jewelry. Individuals who ask for perfectly aligned white teeth may also ask for dental jewelry and this procedure is commonly sought after. This is a skill specific procedure and must be done using specific products that hold onto teeth the same way as a bracket holds on to a tooth.

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