If your teeth are damaged, stained, broken, chipped, missing, mismatched, malformed, or have holes among them, modern cosmetic dentistry can help you look better. A 'smile makeover' enhances the quality of your smile by one or even more cosmetic dentistry treatments. Cosmetic dentists are coordinating with you to establish a care plan.

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized oral care procedure that emphasizes optimizing the look of the mouth, teeth, and your smile appearance. While cosmetic dentistry treatments are typically recommendatory rather than necessary, certain instances of treatment also offer restorative gains. The most specific techniques used in cosmetic dentistry are relatively straightforward. Others, however, are more complicated and require advanced attention.

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What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Involve?

    1. Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening could be one of the easiest and least costly methods to make your appearance better. Teeth can be bleached with the in-office supplies at the dental office for around $500, and you can purchase your dentist's mold or gels to clean your teeth back home. Whitening goods are also sold on the shelves at grocery stores for quick in-home whitening: whitening toothpaste, washes, and Whitestrips. These goods run from $3-$50.

    2. Bonding

Bonding will make the teeth appear nicer if they have extra room among them, Or whether it's slotted, damaged, darkened, or broken. Dentists use bonding solutions to cover minor cavities or secure the visible root of a tooth.

This treatment will generally be done by the dentist during a single office appointment by applying a coating solution accompanied by tooth-colored materials — occasionally synthetic adhesives — directly to the surface of the tooth where it is necessary. While bonding can remain for many years, it is more probable than other forms of restorations to crack or stain or just to wear down.

    3. Veneers

These personalized shells, usually formed of porcelain (might even plastic), protect the front sides of teeth to alter color and/or shape. The veneers last better unlike bonding and offer a favorable look. 

Veneers can strengthen the teeth by:

  • Have the room amongst them 
  • Become chipped or damaged 
  • They are heavily stained 
  • They are incorrectly formed 
  • They are somewhat crooked

Before applying veneers, the dentist initially gets an idea of the teeth, then enhances the tooth before cementing the veneer in position. The light beam tends to toughen the adhesive that protects the veneer around your tooth. Porcelain veneers are manufactured in a laboratory, so you require a second dental appointment to attach them.

    4. Bridges And Crowns

Often referred to as a set partial denture, bridges are being used to cover damaged teeth with artificial teeth. Bridges could be crafted of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a mixture of alloys. The dentists attach them to the underlying teeth while fitting them for crowns. Then a fake tooth is fixed to the crowns, as well as the bridge is formed to the fitted teeth. Only a dentist can detach a fixed bridge.

Your bridge's success relies on the foundation. So, note that dental hygiene to maintain your teeth healthily is especially important if you're wearing a bridge.

However, crowns are also important in cosmetic dentistry. Sometimes named caps, crowns fully protect the tooth, retaining its natural form and shape. 

You would need a crown to:

  • Mask for a deformed or stained tooth 
  • Secure a poor tooth; 
  • Repair a missing or damaged tooth; 
  • Coat a tooth with a big filler 
  • Simply holding an oral bridge in position 
  • Protecting the oral implant 
  • Shield a tooth that has a root canal treatment

Crowns may be produced from metal, porcelain, metal, acrylic, or ceramic substances. Since crowns are expensive, dentists generally recommend them only when other treatments cannot yield a pleasurable outcome. Sometimes even a dentist may produce an in-office crown on a relatively similar day or a replacement crown. Some offices will be able to mill a crown on the same day.

The dentist helps prepare your tooth for the crown, allows tooth adhesives or digital copies, sends you a temporary crown when you take it to the clinic, and then positions the actual crown at a different time. Permanent crowns may have a longer span if you properly take care of them.

    5. Dental Implants

Implants need active and costly cosmetic dentistry treatment but are a lengthy-term option for the replacement of damaged teeth. They are an option to bridges — which use opposite teeth as connectors — and to detachable dentures that sit on the gums. They are surgically inserted by a dentist in the jawbone.

  • The implants shall include three parts: 
  • Titanium alloy that plugs to the jawbone 
  • The abutment which happens to fit over the portion of the implant that sticks out from the gums. 
  • The crown that a special healing dentist produces with a normal, tooth-like look. 

You will have a tooth replacement implant, or two or even more implants may provide reliable support for the removal of several teeth. When you have bone damage due to periodontal disease or even a loss of teeth, the dentist would require the first grafting of the bone so that the implant has something to be secured.

  • Multiple measures are needed to get replacements, including: 
  • Detailed review, X-rays, and examination 
  • Medical implantation of the metal screw 
  • Scanning the higher and lower jaws 
  • The design of a standard for dental implants or crowns
  • Adding the crown 
  • Follow-up with the representatives of your implant team

If you're pursuing cosmetic dentistry treatments, it's important to find a cosmetic dentist who gives you the choice you're interested in. Speak to your friends and family to figure out whether they should recommend you to a dental specialist, or search with AACD for a directory of dentists in your city.

(Last Updated On: November 25, 2020)

Craig Campbell is a qualified dentist from the United Kingdom. He graduated six years ago, and he has been practicing dentistry since then. Campbell is fully registered with the General Dental Council, the UK-regulator of dental professionals.