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Cosmetic Dentistry and Its Different Types

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry can be defined as the artificial dental work that can be done to enhance the appearance of teeth, gums or the oral structure visually and not functionally. This usually focuses on the overall general appearance like alignment, shape size and colour of teeth most of which are overall necessary for a good smile.

Why Cosmetic Dentistry?

Though cosmetic dentistry is unlike finding the fountain of youth no one can dissent from the fact of how mucha smile and good oral health is necessary for a person’s personality. Cosmetic dentistry can help conceal or correct different oral or dental misalignments like misshapen teeth, stained teeth, cracks, gapped teeth, cracks, ragged gum lines and more.

Ageing has many effects on denture that include discolouration and dental erosion. Cosmetic Surgery is one of the most promising ways to correct dental problems like these and give a complete makeover to your oral personality.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

There are different types of cosmetic dentistry depending upon the needs of the person. These include:

  1. Teeth Whitening:

This includes bleaching of teeth by active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This is the mostly used form of cosmetic surgery which is least expensive and gives the best results. Laser whitening is also a technique that can be used for teeth whitening in which the gums are covered with rubber, and then the teeth are coated with bleaching chemicals which are followed by a beam of laser projected upon it.

  1. Dental Bonding:

Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like resin is applied to the toot surface. This then is sculptured into shape, hardened and then polished which will enhance the bonding procedure in between teeth and gums. People also know this process s the filling process because of the procedure involved.

  1. Dental Veneers:

These are also otherwise known as “Hollywood Teeth” as the process is comparatively expensive. Veneers are ultra-thin custom-made porcelain shells that are bonded directly to the teeth. These laminates are cemented to the front of teeth after removing a millimetre of the enamel. Fabrication of Veneers is an alternative for closing gaps or changing the shapes of the teeth.

Dental Implants:

These are titanium prosthetic replacement for missing teeth which are embedded in the empty oral bone socket. The jaw bone after healing grows around the embedment and forms the foundation of the new tooth.

  1. Dental Crown and Gum lift:

The Dental Crown or the cap is made up of metal, resin ceramic or even porcelain. It is used to replace the failed tooth out of the gum line or sometimes hold the misshapen teeth in place. On the other hand, gum lifts are those structures that help to sculpt the gum by reshaping the underneath bones.

  1. Bite reclamation:

This is the solution for those who had their teeth excessively worn out. Their oral vertical dimension can be restored by opening up their bite which gives their smile a shorter and closer look.