Cosmetic dentistryis generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Dental Crown A dental crown is needed when a tooth is badly broken down, ie large or worn-out fillings or a large amount of decay. With old technology, dental crowns were commonly made with a metal foundation: although these are strong, they can often look dull and lifeless and it is common for the metal to show as grey around the gumline. Today, we are able to offer all ceramic metal free crowns which are beautiful and natural looking: these are the treatment of choice for teeth which show in your smile. New bonding technology allows us to bond the crown to your tooth so that they become one unit: almost like an enamel replacement.
Ceramic Crowns Porcelain crowns or new reinforced resin are considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing, as it is so easily matched in color to the surrounding teeth. The thickness of the porcelain required for pleasing aesthetics also requires that more tooth structure needs to be removed. . All-porcelain crowns require a higher skill level from your dentist and lab. Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns have a very natural appearance. They have a metal substructure and require an opaque below the porcelain.
Composite Veneer Composite (direct) veneers are usually performed in a single visit to your cosmetic dentist. The procedure is an application of a bond and enamel directly to the tooth's surface.
Porcelain Veneer Porcelain (indirect) veneers are a very thin porcelain material. Usually porcelain veneers require two visits and also require a dental laboratory to create the final tooth restoration piece.
Lumineer Porcelain Veneer Made of Cerinate porcelain, Lumineers are a new type of porcelain veneers. They are contact lens-thin, roughly .2 mm thick. Little to no tooth reduction in most cases is necessary with this type of veneer and anesthetics or numbing shots are not needed.
Dental Bridge: A bridgestabilizes the bite of a patient who is missing one or more teeth and prevents the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, compromising oral health or change the shape of the face. Unlike partial dentures, bridges are permanent; patients need not remove them. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps), which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth. Bridges can be used to replace a small number of missing teeth if the neighboring teeth are sufficiently strong. The number of missing teeth, condition of the neighboring teeth, condition of the supporting gums and bone are all important factors which need to be assessed prior to making a bridge.
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Teeth Whitening:Discoloured teeth can be whitened/bleached by the use of a dental chemical agent which lightens the external appearance of teeth by about 4-5 shades. The teeth that can be whitened are those which have accumulated stains by external colorants such as wine, chocolates, nicotine, coffee, tea, turmeric, spices. Internal staining due to tetracyclines or hemorrhaging can be treated differently.