Who doesn’t wish for a stunning smile? It is one of the first things that people notice about you and it is amongst the key features that can either make or break your first impression. Having an attractive white smile not only makes you look amazing but it makes one feel amazing as well, plus it really boosts your confidence and self-esteem. That is why more and more people are turning towards cosmetic dentistry in their pursuit of beauty and eternal youth.
Although cosmetic dentistry is helpful in preventing dental problem, its main focus lies towards facial and dental aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a very broad concept and it is often referred to as a smile makeover, which applies simple treatments such as teeth whitening to advanced treatments such as the complete reconstruction of the mouth. All these dental treatments are meant for the sole purpose of improving the looks of your smile. So stop using your hands to hide your smile instead impress the people around you with your confident & radiant smile by using cosmetic dental treatments.
Now that we have made it abundantly clear that there are significant benefits to using cosmetic surgery, you might be thinking of it as the modern day Fountain of Youth. However there certain financial and physical implications attached with cosmetic dental treatment which are similar to what can be expected from any medical procedure and a wiser consumer should always consider those from all sides before opting in for any cosmetic procedure.
In this articles we will try to cover all the elements associated with cosmetic dentistry along with emphasis on some of the commonly used cosmetic procedures.
Questions you need to ask your dentist during initial consultation:
- What are the steps involved in the treatment?
- What you can expect after completion of the cosmetic procedure?
- Will there be any maintenance required after the treatment?
Your Initial Analysis For The Cosmetic Dental Treatment:
The usual course of action your dentist will take is to start you facial measurements during different facial expressions to understand how your teeth will look in every context. With the help of 3D imaging, x-rays, diagnostic models and photographic analysis, it will determined where your smile can be improved and from there onwards the best course of action will be recommended for you.
Here are some of commonly used procedures to get the radiant smile that you deserve:
- Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is by far the simplest and easiest way to improve your smile. You might find a lot of teeth whitening at-home teeth options but the safest and most effective way to get a long lasting & whiter smile is in the dentist’s chair. This treatment is applied in case of yellow, discolored or stained teeth.
Here are a few steps you can take for teeth whitening.
In case of teeth stained by tobacco, coffee or wine, you can simply have your teeth professionally cleaned. A whitening solution is applied to the teeth in a customized tray, and all the stains or discoloration is bleached out an, leaving your smile sparkling white.
If your old fillings have become stained and rough due to wear and tear, get them replaced to get more evenly textured teeth.
In some extreme cases of deep-seated dental discoloration, you might need porcelain veneers or even crowns to improve the color of your teeth.
- Enamel Shaping
The porcelain veneers and crowns can be used for a lot more than improving your teeth color, they can also be used for correcting shape of malformed teeth. The latest models of porcelains, veneers and crowns can give a natural, translucent appearance to your teeth such that you would be hard pressed for distinguishing them from your natural teeth. A consultation with your dentist would determine if veneers and crowns can be used for improving the shape of individual teeth.
In another scenario in case you are unhappy with your teeth shape and size, you can just ask your dentist for Enamel shaping to make improvements by filing and shaping your teeth. This can be used to alter teeth size, shape, and position along with correction of chips and cracks.
- Dental Bonding
Having a gappy smile can be irritating furthermore, having gaps in- between teeth even in the back teeth can make one look prematurely old. Traditionally dentures were used to give very satisfactory results at low cost even bridges and implants can make artificial teeth to feel like the natural ones.
However the latest dental Bonding procedure is the easiest and safest way for correcting the aesthetics of unevenly spaced, chipped, cracked teeth. Bonding uses a tooth colored, plastic based composite resin to correct excess spacing between the teeth and this procedure can be performed by your dentist in a day.
This is also known as indirect fillings, often made from porcelain or composite materials used to fill tooth decay or other structurally damaged teeth. Unlike the traditionally used dental fillings which are molded into place, Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory first before your dentist can fit and bond them in place.
If the filling substance is bonded in the center of the tooth, it is called an “inlay” and when the filling is done one or more points including the biting surface of the tooth, it is known as “onlay”. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can be used as an alternative to crowns as it can preserve your healthy teeth for a long time.
- Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers
As it was discussed previously the cosmetic porcelain veneers are one of the most effective ways to attain a perfect smile. If you don’t like the appearance of your front teeth, whether their shape, color, evenness, or size, porcelain veneers can be fitted over the teeth. The porcelain veneers are long lasting, and they look and feel completely natural. Although porcelain veneers require little preparation of the teeth before their fitment, they are usually fitted and applied within two or more dental visits.
There you have it folk our guide for cosmetic dentistry procedure, so that you can be better informed while opting in for a smile makeover. We have tried to cover all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, however we advise that you consult with your dentist for the cosmetic dental treatment suitable for you, so that you get the stunning smile that you deserve.