What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry deals with the health of your teeth and gums, whereas cosmetic dentistry deals with the appearance of your teeth and smile such as alignment and staining. We will now look at various cosmetic dentistry solutions that can help make your smile sparkle.

Composite Bonding

A tooth that is decayed, chipped, cracked or discolored can be fixed with composite bonding. A damaged tooth can be repaired by fixing it with composite material which resembles the colour of your actual teeth. First, our dentist will remove the decayed portion from the tooth, the composite is applied to the tooth surface, sculpted into the right shape and is then cured with an intense UV light. Once complete, the composite bonding should appear just like a natural tooth.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are used to preserve the tooth from cavities. In dental crowning, the whole tooth is covered with a crown after removing the decay. With inlays and onlays, only the damaged portion is filled and the unaffected natural structure of the tooth is preserved. The function of both inlays and onlays are the same, but they cover different portions of the tooth. Inlays are placed only within the cusp of a tooth, whereas onlays are placed on the damaged part of the tooth and also on the cusp, covering more of the tooth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Over the years, teeth can get stained by food, drinks, medications and habits such as smoking. Whitening can help to provide a coating on the teeth and is only done after removing plaque, tartar and other debris from each tooth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used for replacing a missing tooth. Our dentist will insert a titanium screw in the jaw at the place of the missing tooth to provide support for the implant. Once the screw fuses with the bones and tissues, it gets placed permanently and can be very hard to differentiate from natural teeth.

These cosmetic dentistry procedures aren’t only for celebrities, but can be for anyone looking to improve their smile. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, go for a dentist that specializes in it. Feel free to contact us to experience one of the best cosmetic dentistry services by our trained professionals.

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