Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry
A beautiful smile invites good things into your life. Whether it is work or social relationships, you can beautify any place with your smile. But a beautiful smile is not an innate trait that everyone has. You may feel compelled to limit your joy because of the appearance of your teeth.
Today, dentistry offers highly effective solutions for anyone who feels obliged to hide their smile from the world. Cosmetic dentistry includes methods for improving your teeth and overall smile. For example, teeth whitening, polishes, and fillings are some of the most common methods.
The popularity of cosmetic dentistry is increasing day by day in the world and it is in serious demand by those who want to smile freshly. While not medically necessary, people have realized how effective these procedures can be in improving their lives.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry is Done?
Cosmetic dentistry aims to improve the appearance of your teeth. As the name suggests, it includes procedures performed for cosmetic purposes.
You may be uncomfortable with your smile for different reasons. Stained, worn, crooked, broken, uneven, or gaping teeth can cause you to close your mouth while smiling. It is possible to get rid of these problems with modern cosmetic dentistry.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry offers suitable solutions according to your problems. One or more of these solutions can help you achieve the smile you want.
The Hollywood Smile is the cosmetic dentistry procedure frequently preferred by celebrities and models worldwide. The purpose of the operation is to provide a bright, symmetrical, gap-free white tooth aesthetic. For this, your dentist uses high-quality veneers.
The Hollywood Smile procedure has some advantages over common veneer procedures:
Longevity: More durable Coatings, providing a beautiful smile for years.
Stain resistance: You can consume as much cigarette, coffee, and wine as you want with the coatings used for Hollywood Smile. You don’t have to worry about stain formation.
Freedom of choice: You can choose an example you like, or you can create the smile you are looking for from scratch.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most inexpensive cosmetic dental procedures. You can have much brighter and whiter teeth in a single visit to your dentist. Your teeth may lose their whiteness and become stained over time due to food, drink, or smoking. So, your smile loses its shineMostst people’s teeth are not really “white”. Most teeth are yellow. Moreover, the color of your teeth darkens with age and becomes stained due to what you consume.
Firstly, your dentist thoroughly cleans each tooth of tartar, plaque, and other debris. Thus, it restores the natural state and original color of your teeth. Next, by using a whitening agent, your dentist can make your teeth 5-8 times whiter and your smile will change color completely. The substance your dentist uses is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and applied directly to your teeth. When this substance dissolves, oxygen begins to enter your tooth enamel and whiten your teeth.
Teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone, as teeth whitening is only for healthy teeth and gums. It is not possible to whiten teeth replacements or artificial teeth. In addition, teeth whitening whitens the natural color of your teeth. If you want to achieve a certain shade of white, a dental veneer may be a better option for you.
A dental veneer is a thin layer that is made to fit the front surface of your teeth. Dental technicians usually manufacture this layer from porcelain, sometimes resin or ceramic, completely according to your tooth’s shape. You can think of dental veneers as caps that are worn over your real teeth. This procedure gives your teeth a very realistic and beautiful appearance. Moreover, problems such as crookedness, damaged enamel, and, gaps between teeth are solvable with dental veneers.
Firstly, your dentist will check your teeth for fillings. Next, he/she takes a very small amount of material from your natural tooth. Your dentist does this so that your tooth does not look big after the replacement. If your tooth to be crowned is damaged, the preparation phase may take time. Depending on the damage to your tooth, your dentist decides whether to use a filling before veneering. Then, he/she makes a mold of your mouth with a special material. Dentists call this an impression. In this way, your dental technician can make the veneer that fits the shape and size of your tooth by using the impression. Finally, your dentist adheres to the dental veneer made by the dental technician for your teeth.
The biggest advantage of dental veneers is that they provide a very realistic and healthy appearance. The layer adhered to your teeth is very thin and very strong. It completely changes the appearance of your teeth and hides imperfections. By losing a very small amount of natural dental material, you can have a perfect appearance. In addition, dental veneers act as a protector for your teeth. If you have heat-cold sensitivity in your teeth, you can get rid of your discomfort with dental veneers.
Dental crowns are one of the most effective cosmetic dentistry methods to fix decayed or damaged teeth. The crown fits properly on the damaged or decayed tooth and strengthens the tooth, giving it a natural appearance.
Dental technicians usually make dental crowns from porcelain bonded to precious metal. However, new and different materials are also available for dental crowns. For example, depending on your situation, it is possible to get the best results with porcelain and resin materials. There are also very solid dental crowns made only of precious metals (gold and palladium). Dentists usually apply this type of crown to the back of the mouth, for teeth in the invisible area.
Firstly, your dentist removes most of the outer surface of your damaged or decayed tooth, leaving a solid core. Therefore, he/she crowns your tooth. Then he takes an impression of your reshaped tooth and gives it to the dental technician. The dental technician makes the crown fit your tooth perfectly. In addition, your dentist determines the color of your neighboring teeth, and the crown is produced in exactly this color. Thus, it becomes impossible for your crown to be noticed.
Tooth enamel is the covering that forms the tooth’s outer surface and protects the soft inner part. A protrusion here can both cause discomfort and spoil the appearance of your teeth. With enamel shaping, your dentist can correct minor imperfections in your natural tooth. The difference in your smile is noticeable immediately after the procedure. It can be applied in unison with enamel shaping, teeth whitening, or veneer procedures. It is a very easy and inexpensive method.
Dentists call this process re-contouring and they apply it easily with ordinary dental cleaning toolsRemovingng a very small amount from the surface of your teeth, provides a softer and more harmonious appearance. For enamel shaping, a single dentist appointment is sufficient.
With dental bonding, your dentist can repair your decayed, cracked, protruding tooth. He/she can also whiten your discolored tooth and close the gap between your teeth. For this, dentists use materials that are compatible with the color of the enamel. The most commonly used material for dental bonding is resin. Your dentist applies the resin to your tooth and cures the material with ultraviolet light. They shape the resin so that it fuses with your tooth surface. Dental bonding is a much cheaper alternative to fillings or crowns for minor cosmetic problems.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are good alternatives to repair partially damaged or decayed teeth. They are made of gold, composite, or porcelain materials. Dentists apply dental inlays and Onlays to repair teeth that are too damaged to be treated with fillings. Dental inlays and Onlays, protect the healthy part of the tooth and strengthen the rest, making it healthy. Your dentist places the dental inlay in the very center of the tooth and only in the remaining areas. This method is much less invasive than dental crowns.
In addition, dental implant and orthodontic departments can provide you with more suitable alternatives to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Results of Cosmetic Dentistry
As you can see, cosmetic dentistry offers very effective alternatives for those who want to beautify their smile. Whichever procedure you prefer, do not neglect to exchange ideas with your dentist. You should evaluate your dentist’s recommendations realistically and decide on the most appropriate procedure for you. Afterward, do not forget to smile and make those around you smile too.
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