Perfect smile captivates people and is one of the reasons why someone is viewed positively. A perfect smile has properly aligned teeth with the midline perfectly in the middle, has no discolored, broken, chipped or cracked teeth, and has no gum issues or other dental issues. Cosmetic Dentistry has evolved itself to provide an improvement in one’s smile. It encompasses both surgical and non-surgical procedures, and in the process creating better smiles.
Non-surgical Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Teeth Whitening as a cosmetic dental procedure
Teeth can be heavily discolored due to a multitude of reasons like increase in consumption of beverages like cola, coffee, tea, wine, etc, that can discolor the teeth, usage of tobacco and other tobacco-based chewing products and smoking that are generally harmful to health.
In-office teeth whitening procedures employed by dentists now can give you those pearly white teeth. You can now select the shades of white you want and whiten your teeth.
- Teeth Fillings or Dental Fillings
If you have decay or caries, they present ugly teeth while you smile. Your dentist would fill your teeth with teeth fillings to fill these holes produced by the decay. Earlier the fillings used to be dark in color adding to the ugliness. But these days tooth-colored fillings are available and they can ensure better aesthetics.
- Dental Bonding
If you have chipped or have spaces in between two teeth where food particles often get caught, you can now address them by dental bonding. It is a process where a coating on the surface of the teeth with resin-like materials that can cover the exterior of the tooth. These bonding materials are composite resins and they are now available in tooth color too ensuring the aesthetics of the teeth.
If a tooth or some of your teeth are completely damaged, crowns can be made to fit as a cap that can cover your teeth. These crowns safeguard the teeth from further damage. Crowns are usually made of porcelain and they resemble a natural tooth.
- Dental Bridges
If you have missing teeth, dental bridges are an option to fill them. Dental bridges are basically fixed teeth where two crowns are fitted on the top of the adjacent healthy teeth and the middle is a false tooth.
Surgical Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Dental Implants
They are the best alternatives when one has single, many or all missing teeth. Implants are fitted inside the jaw bones and they fuse with the bones to provide the best stability.
- Surgical Correction in Smile Designing
This is a complex form of dentistry. Here the very anatomy of the smile is studied and a perfect smile is devised using advanced simulations and software applications. With the help of advanced digital images of the construct of the teeth and the gums, their position, and other parameters are determined first. Then the simulations and other models are used to construct a perfect smile and as per the detailed analysis and report, series of cosmetic surgeries are performed to completely transform the person’s smile.