Cosmetic dental treatments: types and benefits
If your teeth are stained, unaligned, broken, discolored, or worn, cosmetic dental procedures can give you a pretty smile all over again. A ‘smile makeover’ improves the appearance of your smile by using one or more cosmetic dental procedures. Your dental surgeon will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to fix your smile. Below you’ll find some information on different types of cosmetic dental procedures available and their benefits.
Smile designing is a kind of dental treatment that aims at beautifying your smile by performing a combination of procedures on your teeth. These generally include composite bonding, teeth whitening, placing dental implants, and metal-free crowns to restore the appearance of stained, broken, or decayed teeth. Smile designing or smile makeover makes a popular treatment plan amongst people suffering tooth cavities, loosened teeth and non-aligned teeth. Before preparing a customized smile designing plan, your dentist will perform a physical exam to check your gums, facial features, and may ask you some questions related to your medical history.
Metal-free crowns and veneers
Dental crowns are the caps made of resins, porcelain, or zirconium and are fixed over a broken or damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and appearance. Dental veneers are wafer-thin sheets of ivory-colored porcelain or resin that cover cracks or abrasions on the surface of your teeth. Nowadays, you can find a variety of dental veneers- porcelain, composite, componeers, and ceramic in your dentist’s office. These are a non-invasive alternative to dental crowns to help you restore an impressive smile. During a dental veneer treatment, a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface will be removed and ultra-thin dental veneers will be bonded or cemented to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Clear aligners or invisible braces are transparent trays made up of special materials which are used to straighten teeth, just like metal braces. They use gentle and constant force to move unaligned teeth in the desired position or direction without going through the hassles of metal wires and brackets. These are customized clear braces made using a digital scan for each patient. Generally, each patient requires 25-30 sets of aligners to get their teeth aligned properly. The aligners come with some added advantages, which mean they are very snugly fitting and are completely invisible, and cause no speech problems. Unlike traditional braces, there are no restrictions on eating and drinking any foods, as you will be removing them before every meal.
Dental implants are the replacement tooth roots made of titanium inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. An implant provides a strong foundation for a fixed or temporary replacement tooth that is made to match the aesthetics of your natural teeth. As the jawbone begins to heal, it grows around the implanted metal post, thus attaching it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth.
Teeth whitening is a simple and budget-friendly procedure to restore the shine of your teeth. This procedure typically aims at removing the stains from your teeth and restoring their natural ivory color all over again. Your dentist would first photograph your teeth to get a clear vision and extent of staining on teeth. After a thorough inspection, he/she will bleach your teeth with medical-grade cleaning agents specially formulated for stained teeth. The entire process is painless and generally takes 30-90 minutes depending on the stubbornness of the stains. Some whitening agents further require ultraviolet light for their activation.
Dental Bonding/ Composite veneers
Spacing between teeth is a common problem faced by a large number of people. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment in which a tooth-colored, putty-like resin made up of durable plastic is applied to the tooth and hardened using ultraviolet or laser light. It fixes the bonding material to the tooth. Your dentist will then trim, shape, and polish the resin to make it look natural and attractive. Dental bonding makes an ideal treatment for fixing decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Also, it makes a good cosmetic alternative or replacement for amalgam or silver fillings.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays, are commonly known as indirect fillings made of gold, porcelain, or composite materials. These filings are used to fill cavities in decayed or damaged teeth. Dental fillings are molded into place during your sitting with a dentist; however, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory and then bonded into place by your dentist. The filling is called an “inlay” when your dentist bonds the filling material in the center of the teeth or cavity, whereas “onlay” filling typically covers the biting surface. Inlays and Onlays preserve a large section of healthy teeth and make a convenient alternative to dental crowns.
Dental World: Why choose us for cosmetic dentistry
Dental world is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and has a team of expert dentists. We specialize in all kinds of cosmetic dentistry treatments and offer the best dental treatments in Delhi/ NCR at a pocket-friendly budget. At Dental World, we believe in maintaining the highest thresholds for hygiene, clinic safety, transparency, ethics, and satisfactory customer service. For instance, our strict safety protocol guarantees that each instrument and surface that comes in contact with patients are thoroughly sterilized before the next patient’s consultation, making us one of the best dental clinics in Delhi/ NCR.