Cosmetic dentistry is popular these days as it is being used from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. To improve your smile dentists, use a wide range of tools and techniques. It is essential to know the benefits and risks that are involved in cosmetic procedures.
What are the procedures in cosmetic dentistry?
Teeth whitening:Smoking, certain medications, foods, or beverages like coffee and tea leaves your teeth stained or discolored. So, the dentist uses a chemical process to bleach your teeth in one or more ways. He might either do an in-office procedure or provide a system to be used at home.
Bonding: Bonding materials are usually used to fill small cavities or to protect a tooth that has got exposed root. It improves the way you look if you have space between your teeth or if they are cracked or stained.
Veneers:Veneers are custom porcelain shells made to cover the front side of the teeth to change their shape and color. They provide a much better appearance and also last longer than bonding. The teeth that have spaces between them or have become chipped or worn are permanently stained, poorly shaped, or slightly crooked can be improved.
Crowns: Crowns use caps made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic materials. The tooth is covered completely to restore its shape and appearance. This procedure is usually suggested by the dentist when its quite sure that other processes won’t produce a better result.
Enamel Shaping and Contouring:Enamel shaping and contouring is a process that is carried out to contour or remove dental enamel that can make you look attractive. This process is sometimes combined with bonding.
Invisalign: Invisalign consists of smooth and comfortable plastic that isn’t sharp at all. It treats cases, like crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. Your teeth can be straightened without visible braces.
Braces: Braces are used for treating crooked or crowded teeth. They can also improve an irregular bite, jaw joint disorders, and correct jaw positioning. Braces apply pressure to reposition the teeth and might take a few months or longer for advanced cases.
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