With more focus on personal grooming and appearance, many patients are interested in improving the appearance of their smile. Innovations in Dental Treatment Care is always in a state of flux. There are newer technologies in Cosmetic Dental treatment module that are being introduced all the time. Thanks to several developments in dentistry it is now possible for you to improve your smile’s appearance.
There are several procedures in cosmetic dentistry to help patients enhance their smiles:
- Ceramic Crowns / Veneers / Laminates / Bridges
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Laser Teeth Whitening
- Laser Gum Contouring
- Laser Gum Depigmentation (For dark gums)
- Ceramic Braces
- Aligners (Invisible Orthodontics)
- Dentofacial Orthopaedics
- Adult Orthodontics
- Tooth Jewellery
- Gum Contouring
- Gum Depigmentation
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- Fractured Teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Hyper pigmentation of the gums
- Misaligned/Crowded Teeth
- Malformed Teeth
Genes play a big role in the colour of your teeth. Aging or injury to the mouth can also cause teeth to become discoloured. Discolouration may also result from illness, medication (such as tetracycline), dental restorations, excessive fluoride during tooth development, tobacco, coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, other beverages, and foods. Deposits of calculus (tartar) can also discolour teeth. Depending on the cause, enamel stains may appear brown, black, pink, grey or in the form of white spots.
”Tooth Whitening” is a process that will make teeth appear whiter. This is most commonly used for whitening extrinsic stains. At Vasan Dental Care Laser Teeth Whitening has produced far superior results than conventional bleaching methods.
Composite or Glass ionomer fillings can do wonders for your smile, like close the gaps between teeth fill cavities, or eliminate spots, chips, and discolorations. It can also be the ideal treatment of choice if a part of the anterior tooth has been chipped off or broken.
A porcelain onlay is similar to a dental crown. It is designed to restore a tooth that is damaged to the extent that a filling is not enough to fix it. If too much of the tooth is missing, the tooth could fracture. A porcelain onlay covers most or the entire chewing surface of the tooth and strengthens it so that it won’t fracture.
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. Veneers are a popular treatment because of several reasons. Veneers generally are placed on the upper front teeth that are severely discoloured, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Veneers may be used to lighten front teeth that have a grey cast and can’t be whitened by bleaching. They are also used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped and worn or to correct a large gap.