Cosmetic Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, the mouth and the smile along with improving the oral hygiene, general health and functionality of an individuals teeth. This branch includes a variety of procedures that would enhance your smile and ultimately your looks. At Our Clinic, with young amiable staff, cosmetic dentistry will be delivered to you in a manner that provides smile makeover with cosmetic dental options including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, composite veneers, gum depigmentation, crowns and bridges. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, make sure you visit us soon.
Ceramic/Porcelain veneers are the very thin custom made porcelain facings or thin shell of enamel like substitute that are bonded to the front surface of unattractive teeth to improve appearance.
Ceramic veneers/ porcelain veneers can improve various imperfections like small chips/fracture of teeth, gaps, Rotated or malaligned teeth, unshapely or discolored teeth to achieve a magnificent, durable and long lasting smile by allowing alteration in tooth position, shape, size and color. The end result – a drastic cosmetic makeover.
Veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative to bonding.They say our smile is the perfect accessory we own. That is why we need to take care of it and invest in keeping our pearly whites healthy.
Composite veneers is a technique used to improve the appearance of your teeth. The term “composite” refers to a tooth-colored blend of materials, either plastic or resin, which is bonded to an existing tooth surface. Such kind of veneers are done in one appointment.
Bonding is basically a process where in enamel-like dental composite material is applied to tooth’s surface, sculpted into desired shape, hardened with a high intensity light and then polished. Bonding is ideal for fixing minor chipped or cracked teeth, hiding discoloration on the tooth’s surface, or reducing the gaps between teeth.
They are also being used as a cavity filling material due to cosmetic reasons. Composite bonding creates more esthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter smile. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding requires very little removal of the original tooth.
Advantage of ceramic veneer over composite bonding/composite veneer:
1. Durability. Ceramic veneers are more durable. Inspite of being very thin, once bonded to tooth structure it becomes very strong and is difficult to remove. Porcelain veneers can last for longer span of time.
2. Aesthetics. Ceramic veneers give a much more natural tooth like appearance due to the translucent properties of porcelain that mimic the light handling properties of enamel.
3. Gum tissue tolerance.
4. Stain resistant.
TOOTH CONTOURING AND RESHAPING
For individuals who have chipped, cracked or irregularly shaped teeth, dental contouring and reshaping can be just the ticket for a more beautiful smile.
Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session.
Braces under certain circumstances. It is a procedure of. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by a cosmetic dentist, with no discomfort to you. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.
The reshaping of your teeth is a procedure that involves the removal of a very small amount of tooth structure to help achieve a more desirable smile. Chipped or fractured areas are smoothed out and specific angles or edges can be rounded or squared. Contouring creates better alignment and can create a more feminine or masculine smile. It is sometimes done to prevent chipped areas from getting worse. Tooth reshaping is a safe and conservative way to improve your smile. Since teeth can become weaker if large amount of enamel is removed, this procedure is limited to minor changes or combined with veneers or bonding for a terrific smile.
Many people have a white and bright smile but the color of gums is not pleasing, it appears brownish or blackish due to excess melanin pigmentation.
Melanin hyperpigmentation or dark gums is prevalent in certain individuals usually who have darker complexions. In such cases the superficial layer of the gums, which contains the pigments is removed so as to make them look like normal colored gums, by a short painless cosmetic surgical procedure using the advanced technology. Gum depigmentation (gum bleaching) is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin pigmentation.
The normal color of the gum tissue (gingiva) is pink, but excess deposits of melanin (melanin gingival hyperpigmantation) can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discoloration may also be caused by long term use of certain medications. These dark colored gum people are conscious for their smile.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Are you afraid or too uncomfortable to smile in public? Do any of the following make you want to hide your smile?
Party Gums/Artificial Gums / Cosmetic Gingiva / Gingival Mask / Artificial gum replacement is a flexible removable Periodontal Prosthesis used to replace lost gingiva due to perio surgery, gingival recession, or to hide black triangle spaces between teeth. Amazing aesthetic results can be obtained with a soft and flexible silicone Gingival Mask. Originally Gingival Masks were mainly used to aide in the covering-up of the black triangle spaces between teeth remaining after periodontal involvement was brought under control, usually by surgery. Today a Gingival Mask is much more, helping improve smiles in a variety of ways. A relatively simple impression technique is used, which will allow a trained dental technician to produce comfortable and accurately fitting masks.
• Black triangle spaces.
• Gingival recession.
• Old fillings.
• Periodontal surgery.
• Exposed metal around crowns.
• Exposed metal from implants.
• Exposed margins on veneers.
• Loss of tissue due to accident or injury.
Gingival Mask might be the cosmetic answer for you.
A Gingival Mask is made of FDA approved surgical silicone and is safe, flexible, comfortable, and virtually undetectable.
The procedure is painless. No shots. No drills.