The appearance of our teeth forms a large part of our personality. Our smile is a way to impress our surroundings and hence it has to be beautiful and charming. Smile is accompanied by teeth and so the teeth should be in their perfect shape and must possess their perfect white color.
But unfortunately our teeth do not remain as perfect as we want them, as a consequence of a number of factors such as foods, drinks, certain medicines, aging, etc.
Now we can improve the appearance of our teeth by the help of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental sciences which aims upon improving the appearance of teeth and gums.
How To Treat Cosmetic Dentistry
There is a wide range of cosmetic treatments of teeth some of which are given as under:
In this type of treatment, a material made up of particularly resin, which is tooth colored, is applied and molded onto the teeth using adhesives and there you go with your new looking teeth.
Dental bonding is used to improve the appearance of the teeth which are chipped, broken. This treatment is also used to fill up the dental cavities, to fill up the gap between teeth, to make the teeth look longer, and so on. It can give a new white look to stained teeth.
The major drawback of dental bonding is that its material is not as hard as the natural material of teeth is. So, chewing hard or any other external applied force can chip down the material. The bonded material can also get stained.
It is a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment which is quite similar to dental bonding in a way. A thin shell of tooth colored material is applied onto the front of teeth. But this time the material is made of porcelain.
Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of those teeth with worn-off enamel, discolored, misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, damaged teeth, etc. The material of porcelain is stain resistant and is tolerable by the gums.
It gives the teeth a natural look and lasts for quite a long time. But it involves a disadvantage. Veneers may induce tooth sensitivity as enamel is removed before the application of veneers.
Tooth loss is a major problem. But fortunately, cosmetic dentistry has solutions to replace the missing tooth. To support the teeth or to replace a missing tooth, treatment by dental implants is becoming popular. Implants are materials made up of titanium which are substituted in place of the missing tooth.
Dental implants once inserted, they function normally as other natural teeth do. They do not require extra cleaning procedures and can be cleaned in the way other normal teeth are cleaned.
Denture, in cosmetic dentistry is another kind of treatment to replace the missing tooth.It is a procedure similar to that of dental implants. Dentures can be either complete or partial.
Complete denture is carried out if there is a complete teeth loss, whereas, if only few teeth are lost, partial denture is carried out. Dentures are made up of variety of materials.
Dental crowns or say ‘caps’ are porcelain-made materials that protect the damaged teeth or broken teeth. Crowns are used to protect the teeth that are significantly damaged by covering their outer surface.