Five Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Cosmetic dental surgeries are now an affordable option for patients who want to focus on the aesthetics of their facial appearance while improving the functionality of their teeth at the same time. Also known as ‘smile makeovers’, cosmetic dental procedures are a quick-fix for issues like discolored, chipped, misaligned, stained or broken teeth. Cosmetic dental surgeons create a unique treatment plan for the patients in India and put the modern dentistry to work to give them a better smile enriched with confidence.
As we grow older, our teeth experience certain changes that can be caused by the personal habits, weather conditions or at times due to mishaps. As there are various cosmetic dental procedures available in the market, we should always know which ones suit our personal needs and which ones will have the most impact.
Here are some dental procedures that can be a part of your treatment plan:
Cosmetic Dental Implants
Dental Implants are simple tooth replacements that are put in place of the missing tooth. This cosmetic procedure is brought in when the patient wants to replace a missing tooth. Connected with a titanium [metal] screw, the implant is inserted in the jaw and is given time to grow around the metal. The healing time helps the implant to secure its position permanently.
Cosmetic Enamel Shaping
Teeth shaping is arguably the most non-painful dental procedure. During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon reshapes the broken or misshaped tooth by either filling the enamel or by completely removing some of its parts – this gives the enamel a more ‘shaped’ look.
For patients with worn-out, decayed, cracked or broken teeth, composite bonding is a perfect dental procedure. The technique involves putting a durable plastic material with similar texture and coloration as the enamel to restore the appearance. Cosmetic or composite bonding not only covers the damaged part of the tooth but also improves the overall look.
Veneers are custom-made shells made from ceramic – they are very difficult to differentiate from the real teeth and are used for treating dental issues like damaged enamel, crooked and discolored teeth, and gaps. A small dental appliance/veneer is bonded to the front of the concerned tooth changing its color, size, and shape.
The most popular dental procedure, bleaching is helpful for people who have discolored teeth and want to make them look white. Discoloration could be caused by medication, smoking, drinking, bad oral habits, or hereditary. While teeth whitening can be done at home and at a dental clinic, it is important to consult an expert as the bleaching products generally used during the treatment do not suit everyone and can cause allergies.