Tuesday, 27 February 2018

What is Cosmetic Dentistry? What are its Types?

Cosmetic dentistry is an elective procedure of giving a makeover to your teeth and gums. If your teeth are stained, worn, discolored, misaligned, or have gaps between them, then modern cosmetic dentistry procedures can do a smile makeover for you. This oral dentistry is a method of professional care, and it targets the improvement of mouth, teeth, and smile. 

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry 

Teeth Whitening 

With age teeth become stained from food, drinks and personal habits such as smoking. Teeth whitening/ bleaching is one of the simplest and least expensive ways of improving aesthetics of your teeth. If your teeth have turned yellow or discolored, influenced due to plaque, tartar and other debris, then this procedure can eradicate the abnormal deposits through bleaching.  According to American Dental Association (ADA) Mouth Healthy, the color of teeth can be changed to different white shades as per requirement. 

Dental Veneers 

These are wafer-thin shells manufactured from medical-grade ceramic to cover the front surface of a tooth which is crooked, cracked or has damaged enamel. These veneers are customized for each patient according to the structure of his/her jaws. During a dental veneer procedure, a dentist sticks the veneer to the front of the subject tooth with the help of a dental adhesive. 

Composite Bonding 

It refers to the repair of damaged, decayed or discolored teeth using a substance which is of the same color to that of the tooth enamel. The procedure involves drilling out the tooth decay, sealing it with a composite material and then sculpting the composite into the right shape before the tooth is placed under the influence of a high-intensity light.  

Dental Crown 

A dental crown or a cap is used to fit over or replace the existing top layer of decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line to restore the shape, strength, size, and appearance of the tooth. Crowns prevent tooth breakage and function to hold cracked tooth. They are also used to cover the discoloured tooth.  

Inlays and Onlays 

These are indirect fillings made of gold, composite materials or porcelain to fill decayed or damaged teeth. When there is no damage to tooth cusps, the inlay is used and is placed directly on the top of the tooth. When there's damage to the tooth or cusp, an onlay is used to cover the entire surface of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are manufactured in a dental laboratory using composite resin material. 

If you are looking for a cosmetic dental clinic in Dubai, then LooksWow Dental Cleaning & Teeth whitening Spa is the best choice. They offer personalized care with the use of latest technology machines. For more details book an appointment now. 

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