Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to any dental procedure that improves the appearance (may or may not improve the function) of teeth and gums. It mainly improves your dental aesthetics in terms of colour, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile. Various procedures can be performed to beautify your smile, based on your individual requirements. If you wish to make any changes to your smile, get in touch with your dentist.
Do your teeth look yellow, stained or discoloured? Do you wish you had a whiter and brighter
smile? If yes, get in touch
with your dentist and find out the best teeth whitening procedure for you.
Teeth yellow with age, due to consumption of foods that leave stains, or due to tobacco and related habits. Sometimes certain medical conditions may also cause discolouration of your teeth. Based on the cause of your teeth discolouration your dentist will suggest you procedures to first clean and polish your teeth, followed by a suitable teeth whitening procedure. You are just one appointment away from a dazzling smile.
Want to make a style statement? Want to dazzle with your smile? Look no further, ask your dentist about tooth jewellery. The world of fashion is ever changing and this applies to dentistry as well. Tooth jewellery is a cosmetic dental procedure where a gemstone or jewel is attached to the teeth. You could opt for diamonds, crystals, gemstones or gold trinkets to add some spark to your smile.
Smile Designing is a cosmetic treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile through various procedures such as dental veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening and dental implant. People suffering from dental problems like tooth decaying, tooth loosening, stains, and bacterial plaque usually opt for this as it not only improves their oral health and function but gives their face a splendid makeover. Some factors taken into consideration for this treatment include: gender, age, ethnicity, facial appearance and skin tone, gum tissues and lips. Thus, smile designing is a completely personalised treatment that is sure to get you compliments.
Veneers or Laminates are extremely thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials that serve to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your smile. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth in order to conservatively change their colour, shape, size, or length, without having to give a full dental crown.
Discoloured teeth due to non-vital pulp, fluorosis, intrinsic stains etc.
Closing gaps (diastema) between teeth
Teeth with minor chips
Teeth with minor malalignment
Routinely used materials for veneers or laminates are composite and porcelain. The choice of material will be made taking into consideration your bite pattern and forces, and of course your preferences.
Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching, is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to lighten or remove black spots or patches on the gums. These dark patches are usually due to deposition of a pigment called melanin. Also in the gums and oral mucosa a visible pigmentation is most often caused by genetic factors, but also by tobacco smoking or in a few cases by long-term use of certain medications. If stopping of smoking or change of medication do not solve the problem, a gum depigmentation procedure may be performed. After this procedure, the healed gums will be much lighter and pinker than before the procedure.
Gummy smile occurs when the gums appear to droop over the teeth or more than 2-3 mm of gums is visible on smiling. It can also create an appearance of teeth that are smaller than usual. The diagnosis of a “gummy smile” can differ from patient to patient based on the underlying cause.
The gums may be protruding farther onto the teeth
Smaller sized and round shaped teeth may give the appearance of a gummy smile
The vertical position of your jaw bones can affect whether your smile appears overly gummy.
A short or hyperactive upper lip can create an appearance of large gums
If the cause is not a mismatch of jaw bones and the patient’s functions are not compromised, a gummy smile largely has to do with how that individual feels about his or her smile.
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