Cosmetic dentistry is a professional health care service that tends to take care of one’s oral health, improving the overall appearance of one’s teeth.
Cosmetic dentists and general dentists perform general treatments such as dental crowns, fillings, and checkups.
A cosmetic dentist undergoes special and rigorous training in aesthetics that equips them with unique skills that help improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth and improve their overall oral health.
Dental implants replace damaged or lost teeth. The cosmetic dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw of the missing tooth to support a crown. The implants are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Patients should observe diligent, proper oral hygiene after the implant procedure to avoid infections. The supporting tissue and bone are permanently secured into place, making the implant successful.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure.
The procedure takes just a day.
Debris, tartar, and plaque are first removed from each tooth’s surface. A bleaching agent is then used to whiten the teeth retaining their original color.
Smoking, medication, drinks, and food have been the leading causes of teeth wearing out and becoming stained.
Whitening helps coat the teeth providing extra protection and regaining their original color.
3. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are manufactured from medical-grade ceramic. They are placed on top of natural teeth. They are used to refill gaps between two teeth, repair damaged enamels, cracked teeth, and crooked teeth.
Using a dental adhesive, the veneer is applied to the front of each tooth.
4. Composite Bonding
Composite Bonding is repairing discolored, damaged, or decayed teeth using a medical composite that resembles tooth enamel color.
The cosmetic dentist first drills out the tooth decay, and the composite is later applied onto the tooth’s surface and lastly to the sculpts. They have to be in the right shape for the high-intensity light that cures them to be used.
It is also known as Bonding. After the procedure, the tooth decay is covered, and the teeth have a new fantastic look.
Composite Bonding is recommended to patients with cracked teeth, chipped teeth, or patients with decayed teeth.
5. Onlays and Inlays
This dental cosmetic procedure is commonly referred to as indirect fillings. It is mostly used when a tooth has insufficient tooth structure or mild to moderate decay. If the tooth cusps are not damaged, the inlays are placed directly on the tooth surface. An Onlay is used to cover the entire tooth surface when the cusps or tooth is damaged.
Onlays and inlays are made using ceramic materials or composites of porcelain. Adhesive dental cement is used to attach the composite material to the teeth.
They restore shape, strengthen teeth and avoid further deterioration.