Cosmetic Dentistry 101

Cosmetic Dentistry has evolved and is growing by leaps and bound. More and more people are getting attracted towards this form dental treatment and simply to change the look and feel of their teeth. Be it teeth whitening or giving a shape to your teeth everything falls under this dental treatment category. Going by our present lifestyle it is not surprising to know that majority of people are inclined towards Cosmetic Dentistry. With such a high demand of this treatment dentists are doing a pretty good job in coping with the challenge. They have the latest technique and technology to make sure they give the best to their patients.

Before you think of undergoing this dental treatment it is important to know about the risks and the benefits involved in it. So today we will be talking about all the consequences and the type of treatments involved in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment: Teeth Whitening

The kind of lifestyle we live and the kind of food and drinks we consume have a huge impact on our teeth. Over a period of time our teeth gets stained because of all these food and drinks. Moreover smoking has terrible impact on our body. Even medications have the same effect on our teeth

This is where Cosmetic Dentistry steps in. With the help of a chemical process your dentist will bleach your teeth using either of the two process. He can do the treatment in his dental clinic or he can give you a tray so that you can do it at home.

Whitening products do not ensure a lifelong guarantee of teeth so it is important for you to maintain the dental hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing helps maintain dental health.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment: Bonding

This procedure helps in reducing the space between the teeth. It is also used to fixed tooth that are chipped, broken or cracked. Bonding materials are used to fix them. These bonding materials are used to cover the cavities or to protect the exposed roots.

It has the ability to last for a long time but then there is a possibility that the restorations can chip or become worn out.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment: Dental Veneers

These are made out of porcelain and cover the front of teeth. Dental Veneers change the color of teeth and at times the shape as well. They are preferred over Bonding because of the tendency to last for a long time. Dental Veneers are also preferred over crowns because of the cost. They are used if:

  • Your teeth has spaces between them
  • Teeth are chipped or are worn out
  • They are stained permanently
  • Poorly Shaped
  • Slightly crooked

Before the veneers are placed your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, cleans it and then places the dental veneer. You will be required to visit your dentist more than once to get this treatment done.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment: Crowns

Dental Crowns are also called as caps as they completely cover the tooth. This restores the normal shape and appearance of teeth. The conditions that will compel you to undertake this treatment are:

  • Cover a tooth that is out of shape and discolored.
  • Protecting a worn out teeth.
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has large filling
  • To hold a dental bridge
  • Covering a Dental Implant

Dental Crowns can be made out of metal, porcelain which is fused to metal, resin or ceramic. These are slightly costly so dentists generally recommend them when other procedures do not fit in.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment: Enamel Shaping and Contouring

Many a times dentist club this process with bonding. Enamel Shaping and Contouring involves removing or reshaping the enamel so that tooth appearance can be enhanced. This procedure corrects:

  • Crooked or Overlapping tooth
  • Chipped or Irregular Teeth
  • Bite Problems.

You need to have a healthy bone structure to undergo this treatment.

So these were top five cosmetic dentistry procedure which at times we have to undergo. Hope you have enough knowledge now about them.

Before I wrap it up I would like to say that you need to really careful about your teeth. No matter what treatment you go through if you do not take care of your teeth you will end up suffering again. So keep visiting your dentist time and again to know all about your teeth.


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