Cosmetic Dentistry refers to procedures that improve the appearance of your smile. Depending on the individual’s concern and presenting issues that include missing tooth, discolouration, misalignment and unbalanced teeth shape, the type of procedure varies therefore thorough exam and careful diagnosis is necessary to fulfil the smile you want.
Type of procedures to enhance your smile
1. Teeth whitening: Teeth can naturally discolour over time but most commonly due to diet, smoking or poor dental hygiene. However everyone can be satisfied with this procedure as there are limitations of what whitening can do to individual teeth. If there are old existing restorations or severely stained teeth then whitening only cannot give you whiter teeth or smile.
2. Porcelain crowns or veneers: Old silver amalgam fillings or stained existing resin fillings can now be replaced with natural, tooth coloured porcelain restorations. Porcelain veneers are false facings for teeth, permanently bonded in place. Crowns cover all surfaces of a tooth above the gum line. These porcelain restorations are highly realistic and don’t stain over time and can be constructed to the ideal shape that balances with the bite, smile and face.
3. Dental implants/ bridge/denture : Missing teeth can not only disturbs the bite but it can affect the appearance of your smile. They can be replaced by dental implants or bridges which are fixed procedure and dentures are removable procedure.
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