While traditional cosmetic dentistry deals with more of oral health and hygiene, cosmetic dentistry as the name suggests focuses more on enhancing appearance of a person. It is highly beneficial in repairing of chipped and crooked tooth, discolouration and missing tooth. Let’s take a look at the types of cosmetic dentistry beautifying smile and boosting confidence worldwide:
This includes changing of vertical dimensions of tooth that has been subjected to years of wear and tear due to acid reflux or constant grinding.
This works well when you have chipped, crooked or stained tooth. The treatment includes application of enamel like composite resin to the tooth surface. The resin is molded into shape hardened by ultraviolet light and finally polished to give the desired look. The resultant is a naturally surrounding tooth structure that improves the overall look of a person. The procedure is also helpful in filling small cavities and protects roots exposed outside to the tooth.
Dental braces are most effective measures to rectify crooked or misshapen tooth. It helps improve irregular bite, proper positioning of jaw and jaw joint disorders. The treatment seems to catch interest in children and adults both.
Bridges are used to fill a gap between two teeth caused by missing of a tooth or naturally born gap. Materials used as bridges are made of porcelain, gold, alloys etc.
Made of different safe materials, a dental crown is obtained to crown a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength and most importantly appearance.
These are artificial removal tooth placed to fill the missing tooth and the surrounding tissues. Both partial and complete dentures are available based on number of teeth to be dentured.
Enameloplasty has some other interesting terms – odontoplasty, stripping, re-contouring, sculpting and contouring. The process involves removal or contouring of dental enamel in order to change the size, shape and position of the tooth to improve oral health and facial appearance.
Inlays are made of porcelain or other composite materials used for filling tooth decay and other structural damage in teeth. Inlays and onlays are unlike dental fillings that involve molding of fillings into places immediately as soon as you visit the dentist. Inlays and onlays involve creating structures for your teeth after a visit and then placing them on tooth in another visit.
Exposure of root of teeth might lead to high sensitivity to hot or cold food items. This treated with soft tissue grafts that can transfer healthy gum tissue to the affected area thereby preventing bone loss or stop gum recession.
Implants are counted amongst the most expensive cosmetic dentistry that leave a long term effect on oral health. Artificial tooth is inserted into bone sockets of missing teeth to bridge the gap between two teeth.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain covers that are bonded to the surface of the teeth. It is highly effective for discoloured tooth, broken or chipped tooth or wide gaps between two tooth.
At Woodlands Dental Centre, we practise cosmetic dentistry with latest tools and skilled hands. If you want to improve your appearance or oral health as a whole, come drop us a visit!