Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the aesthetic, and possible functional improvement of a person’s teeth, whether it is in the proper alignment, color, s
hape, or even size. There are various ways in which cosmetic dentistry is able to achieve this. These ways are like teeth whitening techniques, bridges, implants, veneers, as well as other techniques. Here are some of them.
Some of the habits people engage in like smoking, drinking coffee and wine can discolor teeth. this takes the attractive brilliance from them. To get the bright white look one can use various over-the-counter products like whitening toothpaste, strips, and pens. Professional treatment offers whitening agents in higher concentrations, which means faster results. Laser treatment offers the fastest and best result, as well as giving a way to rid a patient of staining.
Dental bridges are used to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. They are made of either porcelain, a mix of porcelain and metal, or all metal. The first two resemble tooth color. The material type is chosen based on the desired function and cost of the bridge. The bridge is anchored to the surround teeth. A replacement tooth covers the bridge.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is secured to the jaw bone. It acts like a tooth root and is the anchor that secures a replacement tooth. Implants offer a more secure anchorage that can last a lifetime. A good candidate for an implant requires having good bone density as well as good dental health. Implants are also more expensive than other forms of cosmetic surgery because of their long lasting benefit.
Veneers offer a way of escape for those who have discolored, chipped or misshaped teeth. They are thin shells made from porcelain or composite resin that are fixed on top of teeth to give a perfect smile appearance. They are affixed onto the teeth using resin cement to give a long lasting service. They are easily acquired in one dental visit.