Cosmetic Dentistry covers a broad range of dental services. It typically involves Appearance Related Dentistry. Orthodontics and porcelain crowns / bridges are considered the most traditional ways of smile enhancement simply because they have been in use the longest. We offer comprehensive treatment to improve your smile. We work together with orthodontic specialists and provide all other aesthetic services in our office.
It is rightly said that invest in your smile. You wear it everyday. Everyone knows the importance of right and beautiful smile. A beautiful smile makes a lot of difference. It adds to your personality and confidence.
There are ranges of dental cosmetic dentistry procedure which can enhance your smile line. We offer you range of aesthetic procedures which will beautify your smile by making the more brighter and attractive.
It is a conservative approach in which thin shell of composite or porcelain is fixed to the visible areas of the tooth. They can be used to change the size or shape of your tooth and also can be useful for covering dark stained teeth, cracks and chipping and discoloured teeth. With veneers smile can be changed to great extent. Porcelain veneers have great resistance to stains and dulling and they look natural.
Following are the indication where veneers and laminates can be used.
Following is brief comparison of veneer systems.
|Composite Veneers||Porcelain Veneers|
|Only one appointment is required||2 or more appointments required|
|Repairable||Extremely difficult to repair|
|Needs frequent polishing||Polishing not required after it is fixed.|
|Depending on habits it gets discoloured||Doesn't get discoloured|
|Moderate strength||Very strong|
|Cost to patient is less||Expensive|
Porcelain veneers are more durable and less resistant to stains. Some of the commonly used veneer systems are E-max, Procera, and Empress.
Thinners are one of the greatest advances in esthetic dentistry. They are ultra thin shells of porcelain (like contact lenses). For traditional veneers little drilling & thinning of tooth enamel is required. In thinners most of cases can be done without cutting of enamel structure. Thinners can be utilized for permanently whitening the teeth. They can also be used to reshaping & straightening of teeth in mild malposition and malstructure teeth. They can be placed for closing spaces and gaps between teeth. Thinner restoration can last up to 15-20yrs along with proper maintenance and care. Regular checkup scaling, polishing is must.
They represent one of the greatest advances in cosmetic dentistry. They are ultra thin veneers (as thin as contact lenses). They utilize ultra-modern state-of -the-art technology to create extremely strong, durable, thin veneer from porcelain. They are placed on the existing tooth structure so that means in most cases there is no drilling of extremely sensitive tooth enamel is required unlike traditional veneers.No injections! No pain! No Drilling! No temporaries!
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In cases where orthodontic problems are not very severe, THINEERS ULTRA THIN VENEERS™ will change the alignment and shape of your teeth, making them look whiter, straighter and more uniform.Moreover, this type of restoration has been proven to last for up to 20 years with proper maintenance and care. This would include your regular Dental Check-up and Cleaning.
Inlays / OnlaysPorcelain inlays and onlays are state-of-the-art, conservative dental restorations. Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50%. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, being bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75%.
Dental Inlays and Onlays can be thought of as dental procedures that are midway between a dental filling and a dental crown. They are normally used when there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling, yet there is also not enough damage to support a dental crown.
Materials for inlays and onlays:
Dental inlays lie within the cusps on the chewing surface of teeth. A dental onlay, on the other hand, is more extensive than an dental inlay, and tends to cover multiple cusp areas. Both can be composed of gold, resin or ceramics. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and color, which can potentially match the natural color of your teeth. Inlays and onlays are applied in two dental visits. At the first visit, the old filling, or decay, is removed, and the tooth is prepared for the inlay / onlay. The dentist will then make an impression of the tooth, and send this impression to a dental laboratory. This impression will be used by the laboratory to construct a custom-made porcelain, or gold inlay / onlay. At this time the dentist will place a temporary sealant on your tooth and schedule a second appointment. Cosmetic recontouring If the esthetic problem is limited to the contour of the teeth, mere reshaping of the tooth might suffice. Although the technique is invasive involving grinding of enamel, it is safe and gives immediate results.
Excessive Gingival Display:This can be a significant esthetic dilemma for many patients. The condition usually presents as incomplete exposure of crown portion of the tooth and a high lip line, which causes a "gummy smile". The cause is delayed migration of the gum margin apically during eruption. When full exposure of the crown portion of the tooth is achieved surgically, there is dramatic improvement in esthetics by the concomitant lengthening of the teeth and reduction of the gingival exposure.
Gingival depigmentation:If you are conscious of your smile due to the blackish appearance of the gums instead of the normal coral pink color, consider yourself to be a candidate for this cosmetic procedure. The condition is caused by excessive presence of certain pigment producing cells called melanocytes in the gum tissue. The treatment simply involves scraping of the superficial layer of the gum to remove the pigmentation. The results are evident within 7 days of healing.
Receding gum tissue:Worried about your receding gum tissue? Relax. With the recent advances in dentistry it is now possible to cover the tooth area exposed by recession. (For details see section "Gum Diseases and Recession"
Gummy Smile:Some people have gummy smile where there is excessive display of gums or gingiva. This can be an esthetic problem to many patients. This can happen due to delayed migration of gum margins apically during eruption. surgical crown lengthening procedure of tooth crown can be achieved and there is drastic improvement in aesthetics.
Dipigmentation Gums/ Gum Bleaching:Due to excessive melanin pigments in gingival tissues, gums may appear blackish instead of normal pink colour. This esthetic problem can be treated by Gingival Dipigmentation procedure. In this procedure superficial layer of gums is scraped off to remove pigmentation. This procedure can be done painlessly and bloodlessly by using laser.
Gum Tissuse Recession:With the advance in dentistry gum tissues recession can be treated. By doing gingival surgery like grafting it is possible to core the areas of tooth which is exposed due to recession.
Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)If you have a yellow, brown, dull, dark, stained tooth they can be given a new refreshing look by Teeth Bleaching. The procedure brightens or whitens your dull looking teeth. There are broadly 2 types of bleaching procedures depending on availability of bleaching kits.
Office Bleach: This procedure is done by qualified dentist at his office.
Home Bleach: A special tray are prepared by the dentist by taking impression of patient's teeth and then is advised to do at home by using home bleaching kit and is maintained by the dentist. Office bleach is more effective than home bleach.
In-Office Dental Whitening System: A breakthrough in teeth whitening with dental whitening systems the teeth can be whitened within 10 minutes to one hour . The bleaching solution placed on the teeth gives maximum results when it is activated;the activation can be by special light or LASER.
Indication for tooth whitening: Dark yellow. Stains caused by smoking, cigarettes, tobacco and pan masala, tea, coffee, cold drinks and spicy food containing lots of redchillies and turmeric. These are extrinsic stains and are easily removed by whitening procedure.
Contraindication for tooth whitening: Some stains are of developmental origin, this stains are formed when the tooth is being formed. They may be caused due to medications like tetracycline etc, high fluoridation in water and injury to the teeth during development stages. Bleaching has less effect on these types of stains. In extremely mild cases bleaching can be achieved.
Yes you definitely are a candidate for bleaching if you have tea, coffee or cigarette stains. Today, whither teeth are no longer a monopoly of film stars and models. Even you can get your teeth bleached provided you have a desire for a bright smile with whiter teeth.
Bleaching of teeth in some cases causes temporary sensitivity of teeth and slight irritation to gums. But both these problems are transitory in nature and might probably be avoided if the manufacturer's instructions are followed.
Teeth presents with 2 types of stains
Extrinsic Stains: These stains are caused by tea, coffee, cigarettes, pan masala and other tobacco products, spicy food containing lots of red chillies and turmeric. Since these stains are of exogenous origin, they can be removed by bleaching.
Intrinsic stains: These stains are of developmental origin being incorporated within the structure of the tooth. These stains are caused by factors which operate at the time when the tooth is being formed. Common factors responsible for intrinsic staining include drinking of water with high fluoride content, ingestion of tetracycline medication, and injury to the tooth. Bleaching does effect these stains too but the effect varies depending on the severity of the clinical condition.
A natural tooth does not grow like natural hair or nails. So, the only way to effectively fix the appearance of a chipped tooth is through bonding of certain tooth-colored materials to the tooth. These resins are a paste to begin with, so they can be shaped and colored to look like the rest of the tooth. Once exposed to a certain wavelength of light, the resin hardens into a permanent plastic. These materials are exactly similar to the materials used for tooth-colored fillings.
Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental surgeon procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the color and shine of the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth. Sometimes, bonding also is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Besides the procedure has other advantage of getting completed in a single appointment.
However, bonding procedure has its own limitations. After receiving a composite, a patient may experience post-operative sensitivity. Besides,composites have a tendency to pick up stain with time. They can chip or break over time if they are abused. It is therefore essential to follow proper home care instructions and get regular professional cleanings to keep the restored teeth healthy and beautiful.
Proper home care and regular professional cleanings are essential to keep the restored teeth healthy and beautiful.
Tooth JewelleryThe beauty of a dazzling white smile can be further enhanced by use of "Tooth Jewellery". These jewels are made of crystal glass and are available in two different colors- crystal and sapphire blue. They are glued to the front surfaces of the upper anterior teeth. Placing these stones is a very brief procedure but it goes a long way in satisfying the dental cosmetic needs of the patient.
Any of these procedures single or in combination can improve your smile remarkably!
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