It is a procedure by which appearance is basically improved (though not necessarily function). It is the most fast growing and popular form of dentistry in today’s world. Patients all around the globe have become more cautious about their appearance. This type of dentistry is quite broad in nature but it mainly involves correction and improving of the appearance.
Following are the procedures done under cosmetic dentistry:
Restorations (Tooth Colored)
Tooth colored restorations are more commonly known as composite fillings that are matched completely with the shade of the tooth in order to provide a perfect smile. These types of restorations are strong and durable. Some of the other examples in which composite can be used are namely: crooked, rough spots, cracked and chipped tooth, uneven tooth where recontouring can be done. Others include: small gaps between the tooth that can be closed by composite fillings especially in anteriors.
It is commonly known as a whitening procedure wherein the stains and discoloration of the teeth are improved in order to improve the color and appearance of the teeth. It is one of the most popular procedures because of the ease and convenience associated with the same. This is one of the most effective procedures that can be finished in one sitting.
Laminates and Veneers
Veneers are thin layered made up of porcelain that is cemented on the tooth. These give a natural appearance to the tooth. Laminates are then cemented on the tooth. These are highly esthetic in nature.
Gum Contouring is indicated for a gummy smile- that is referred as excess exposure of gum during smile and top third of the tooth is covered with the gum. It is a conservative procedure that enhances the appearance and smile.
It is a kind of oral fashion wherein a jewel is fixed on the tooth surface. There is no side effect seen and does not damage any oral tissue rather this enhances the smile. It is a non-invasive procedure and can be removed easily.