Cosmetic dentistry is a special branch of oral care that mainly focuses on enhancing the appearance of a person’s mouth, jaw, teeth, gums and smile. Our facial expression and smile are two of the most important things that are observed by any individual meeting us for the first time. Therefore it is needless to say that our smiles go a long way in ensuring social success. Plenty of men and women feel that the aesthetic appeal and quality of their smiles can be improved a great deal so that they enjoy greater success in social situations. While some people have birth defects in their teeth, gums and jaw structure, there are those who have gone through a major accident and therefore lost their earlier facial beauty. Poor aesthetic appearance of the face can often lead to serious depression. In that case, the best thing to do is opt for cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve facial features.
While in some cases cosmetic dentistry procedures are chosen mainly to enhance the beauty of a person’s facial structure, in some instances they also provide with important restorative benefits. A specialist in dental cosmetics in Ahmedabad can offer the following dental procedures to improve the aesthetic appeal of a person’s face.
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is one of the most commonly practiced forms of cosmetic dentistry procedures. The whitening is carried out usually after removing tartar, plaque and other debris from the upper surface of the teeth which helps to restore their natural appearance. The teeth can become worn and stained from food and drinks, medication as well as personal habits like smoking. In such cases, teeth whitening can help to restore the former shine and cleanliness.
A dental implant is used to replace a tooth after a tooth loss. A titanium screw is inserted into the jaw by the dentist that provides support to the crown. The implants that are currently used nowadays are more or less the same in appearance to the surrounding teeth. Once bone as well as supporting tissue fuses to the implants, they are secured permanently into their places. The patients should practice strict oral hygiene on a regular basis during the placement of the implants so that food debris and plaque are removed from the areas.
Dental veneers are made from ceramic materials and are custom designed to meet the tooth size and shape of each individual patient. They are quite realistic in their appearance and are used for resolving different types of cosmetic problems, such as crooked teeth, damaged or cracked enamel and teeth gaps.
Composite bonding is a procedure that helps to repair damaged, decayed or discolored teeth by using material that closely resembles color of the tooth enamel. The dentist drills and removes the tooth decay, then applies the composite on the tooth's surface, and shapes it into right structure before finally curing it with high-intensity light. The process is sometimes referred to only as bonding.