Do you often feel too conscious when you smile? Oral concerns like discolored teeth, gaps between adjacent teeth, chipped or damaged teeth, misshapen teeth, etc., can make your smile seem unappealing. However, it is now possible to get such concerns addressed with cosmetic dental solutions.
Common issues affecting oral aesthetics include:
- Broken teeth or chipped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gum diseases
- Receded gum line
- Worn out teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gaps between adjacent teeth
- Dental cavities
How can cosmetic dentistry help?
Cosmetic dentistry is a combination of several treatment procedures that are aimed at enhancing the appearance and aesthetics of one's smile. Here are some of the cosmetic procedures that you could benefit from.
Dental implants:Implants are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth as they are fixed to the jawbone. They are mostly preferred because they offer a life-like appearance and amazing strength.
Bridges:Bridges are tooth restorations that can be bonded in place of the missing tooth. They look and function exactly like natural teeth.
Crowns: Dental crowns are used to cap teeth that are too weak, worn out, cracked, or broken to restore them to their ideal function and aesthetics.
Composite bonding: Here, composite resinous material is applied on the surface of teeth to eliminate the surface imperfections like . minor cracks, receding of gums, misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, excessive spaces between teeth, etc.
Veneers:Veneers are thin restorations made from composite resin or dental-grade ceramic bonded to the teeth to eliminate the surface imperfections.
Teeth whitening:Teeth stain can occur as a result of excessive consumption of colored foods, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, drinking wine, etc. These stains can be removed using teeth whitening procedures; the most popular ones are conventional in-office whitening, take-home whitening trays, and laser teeth whitening.
Gum contouring: Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis can make smiles look unappealing, as they may cause bleeding and discharge of pus, redness, the decay of the tissues, etc. Cosmetic dentistry allows treating gum disease by removing the decayed tissues with laser therapy, root planing to remove the tartar deposits, and grafting healthy tissues to the receded area.
Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatments are aimed at correcting the alignment of misaligned teeth and are done using dental braces, retainers, Invisalign, etc.