More and more people are becoming familiar with and curious about cosmetic dentistry.
With advances in the field, cosmetic dentistry is no longer the province of models,
actors, the very wealthy, and those willing to commit the considerable time,
resources and discomfort that were once required. Today anyone can significantly
improve the attractiveness of his or her smile, easily and with little or no
A bright smile can undoubtedly be the most eye-catching feature of your face
The most disarming feature of an individualï¿½s personality is the quality of his/her
beautiful, free flowing smile. If one has discoloured, chipped or missing teeth,
one may be reluctant to show a gummy smile with parted lips lest it is unattractive;
or they may resort to covering their mouth with their hand whenever laughter
cannot be avoided.
A cosmetic dentist can give you the attractive face and the beautiful smile you
have ever dreamed. Appreciative expressions on the faces of people you often
meet or otherwise, works as mirror that how even a subtle change can make a big
difference in the way you look and feel. You use your teeth every time you smile,
laugh, kiss, speak, chew and in every professional and social situation. The
modern techniques of smile enhancement are in the easy domain of Cosmetic Dentistry,
gaining the confidence and self-esteem in the current times has become affordable.
There are techniques to deal with discoloured, chipped, gapped,
crooked or missing teeth. New techniques of today like easy going bleaching
or super-fast whitening, dental bonding for chipped or discoloured teeth,
enamel shaping, veneers, life-like dental caps (crowns)/ bridges, white
fillings, smile designing, dental implants and braces to create a beautiful
smile with minimal changes to existing teeth. In severe cases, orthodontics
treatment may be needed. This is a specialized branch of dentistry that
corrects jaw and teeth misalignments. Contact us for further information
and advice on substantially improving the look of your smile from our panel
of experienced professionals in the Esthetic/Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
Here are some of the options cosmetic dentistry, combined with todayï¿½s
technology, can now offer:
| Your Smile Design Evaluation begins
with an in-office examination and a personal consultation. The
consulting cosmetic dentist will discuss your needs and concerns,
and answer all of your questions. Your lip line, facial shape,
jaw angle, and eye symmetry are examined. Radiographs, impressions,
or photographs may be taken. Each of these elements is essential
in designing the most beautiful "natural smile" for each
After your Smile Design Evaluation is complete, our dentist
will plan a Smile Makeover. The philosophy behind is to use the
most conservative dental techniques available to create your
perfect smile, the smile you deserve. Every case needs to be
planned out to the finest detail, before the chosen celebrity.
| Since many aspects and angles of your current smile are taken
into consideration, your Smile Makeover may also include a combination
of treatments that may be right for you. Most are relatively simple
procedures that are conservative, painless, fast, and surprisingly
affordable. Aesthetic eye in the our dentist will quickly repair
chips, fill in spaces, and camouflage stains to give you a new
smile that would have otherwise required years of braces and months
of surgery and dental work. Your beautiful smile can be created
in as little as one or two days, so you, too, can enjoy the benefits
of cosmetic dentistry.
Your smile is as personalized as your signature, and can make or
break that critical first impression. Your smile is a statement
about who you are. The course of treatment will however determine
as to how many subsequent visits will be necessary. For simple
laser teeth whitening cases, the Doctor Smile Diode Laser treatments
of about an hour, will make the result last up to several years
under honest caring regimen.
| There are other ways available to
whiten your teeth, for example with the use of Lasers, which may
be quicker. The advantage of the 'sleeve' method, though, is that
you have greater control over the colour. Laser teeth whitening
or bleaching is a procedure in which a translucent bleaching gel
is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the
crystals in the gel. This allows the gel to penetrate into the
enamel and brighten the teeth. It is quite simple, cost-effective,
permanent technique for obtaining a desired dazzling, whiter smile
in office or at home in just a matter of days, without altering
the shape and size of the teeth.
Laser teeth whitening utilizes the latest dental technology to
provide instant results for its patients. This dental procedure
can be completed in a single visit ï¿½ 1 hour and can be performed
in a dentistï¿½s office. The biggest advantage of obtaining laser
teeth whitening is that having whiter teeth increases the beauty
of your smile. Everybody appreciates a nice smile. A great smile
makes a favorable impression on others and makes an individual
feel better about the way that they look.
| porcelain crowns for patients who
wish to fix a cracked or fractured tooth, or improve the look and
function of discolored or worn teeth. Our crowns are made entirely
of porcelain, a strong and durable material that works well to
duplicate the look and function of natural teeth. Most crown placements
will require two appointments: one to prepare the tooth, create
a mold of the tooth, and place a temporary crown, and a second
to place the porcelain crown.
| Are custom, porcelain facings that
are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to close spaces, repair
chipped or worn out teeth, straighten teeth or even whiten teeth.
The veneers are generally only about 1 mm thick (the thickness
of a fingernail). That same thickness is "shaved" off
the natural tooth surface so when the veneer is bonded to the tooth,
the tooth doesn't feel or look "thicker". Once the cement
is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden
it. Porcelain veneers require more than one visit because they
are fabricated in a laboratory. Veneers have a longer life expectancy
and color stability than bonding. Veneers are used to treat some
of the same problems as bonding. This treatment is an alternative
to crowns, which are more expensive.
| Make your smile attractive both inside
and out by replacing old, silver amalgam fillings that have gone
dark with age with natural tooth colored inlay or onlays.
| Are in vogue today, as replacement
for silver fillings. The tooth coloured fillings material look
successfully natural with the adjacent tooth and more aesthetic.
Since teeth are translucent, dark fillings cause the whole tooth
to appear darker when viewed from the side. Replacing older dark
fillings with white fillings definitely enhance the glow in your
smile! Another advantage is that less healthy part of a tooth must
be removed to hold this filling in place. These fillings require
only a single visit. Besides looking better, these teeth are now
more resistant to fracture.
| are a long-term option for tooth replacement;
Replacement of one missing tooth, several teeth or an entire arch
of teeth has become possible through tested technology, which has
proven that with proper maintenance and care. This is a specialised
field of dentistry, more by way of training and experience, performed
by Prosthodontists, Periodontists or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
A missing tooth can be replaced with a dental implant rather than
a partial denture. A small titanium screw is fixed into the jaw
and the crown or tooth is fitted. In time, the screw becomes fused
(osseointegeration) with the bone of the jaw.
| The diode laser is the best instrument
to use when the gum surgery is of cosmetic nature. This type of
laser is a solid-state diode laser that uses micron fiber that
can be directed toward soft tissue that enables to shape the gums
to the proportions. This type of treatment doesn't cause a lot
of damage to the soft tissues of the mouth and it also makes recovery
easier and faster.
Lasers are often used to correct such anomaly as a "gummy" type
of smile. After making sure that the patient is relaxed - through
use of nitrous oxide, for example - the tissue can be sculpted
by using continuous laser stream. Once the tissue is removed from
the teeth, the doctor is able to sculpt it properly to create the
right proportions, height and width-wise.
| What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Also known as "esthetic dentistry," cosmetic dentistry
is a branch of dentistry that implements many different procedures
to improve the beauty of your smile.
existing porcelain crowns
or veneers be bleached?
No, porcelain does not change color when exposed to dental bleach.
How long should bonding last?
Bonding lasts 3-5 years, depending on wear and tear.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
When properly maintained, porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers
can last in excess of 10 years (10 years is the approximate average).
Why do people choose porcelain veneers over
Laminates look more realistic than dental bonding, and they do not stain. They
also feel more natural, are more durable, and are stronger than bonding composites.
Can dental veneers or dental crowns give me lip support?
If porcelain veneers are built out with bulk, they can deliver lip support, provided
it does not interfere with function and local biology.
How do you get rid of spaces between teeth?
You can get rid of spaces between the teeth with porcelain veneers or dental
bonding. Porcelain Crowns may be used to fix more severe gaps between teeth.
Does it hurt to have teeth prepared for veneers?
No. Preparing teeth for veneers is a painless, two-visit procedure. Local anesthesia
can be given to highly sensitive patients, but is usually not necessary.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers versus orthodontic treatment?
A Orthodontic treatment takes 18 months to 2 years and often requires braces,
while porcelain veneers correct crooked teeth in just two visits.