One of the greatest assets a person can have is a smile that shows beautiful natural teeth. The restoration of a smile is one of the most gratifying services a dentist can render. Improving a patients smile often contribute to improved self image and enhanced self esteem.
What procedures fall under cosmetic dentistry?
All the procedures that help you look and feel better fall under cosmetic care. For example smile correction, replacing metal fillings with tooth colored fillings, smile corrections, tooth jewels, veneering, closure of gap between teeth etc.
Do these procedures weaken the tooth?
No. These fillings in fact add strength and good appearance to a badly worn out or discolored tooth.
How long does it take?
Depending on the number of teeth requiring treatment it may take just one visit or several visits to complete the treatment.
What is smile designing or smile make over ?
SMILE DESIGNING is a process whereby complete oral hard and soft tissues are studied and certain changes are brought about which will have a positive influence on overall esthetics of face.
What is veneering?
A veneer is a thin layer of tooth colored material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth.
Where can veneers be used?
Dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, making teeth appear naturally beautiful and well aligned.