When you think of dentistry, you probably only think about what dentists can do to improve your oral health: but what about your appearance?
Cosmetic dentistry is a general term used to describe what dentists may do to improve your appearance. But don’t be misled: an improvement in your appearance often leads to improvement in your overall physical (and mental) health.
http://foxbrothers.co.uk/plant_excavators.php What does cosmetic dentistry involve?
Often, patients notice their teeth are crooked, chipped, stained, or discoloured. Cosmetic dentistry aims to correct, repair, or cover the imperfection which improves the appearance of the teeth, smile and often self-confidence.
Some of the procedures currently used by cosmetic dentists are:
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Stains on the surface of teeth can usually be ‘lightened’ though cleaning. Stains within teeth themselves may be removed through ‘whitening’ using either in-office or take-home treatments.
Bonding is a process by which tooth-coloured filling is material to the teeth. This can alter the shape. Bonding can also be used to repair fractured teeth or to ‘straighten’ misshaped teeth.
Orthodontics is the use of special wires, brackets, braces, or clear aligners can correct crooked or poorly aligned teeth.
Periodontics is the treatment of problems associated with gums and the bone that supports the teeth.
Porcelain crowns, or caps, are used to protect teeth that are damaged have extremely base fillings or after a root canal. They are matched to the shade of the patient’s natural teeth, making them both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain coverings, which, similar to bonding, are used to change tooth colour, shape, and alignment. Veneers are more permanent than bonding.
Tooth-coloured fillings are used for cavities. These fillings are far less visible than the old amalgam (silver coloured) fillings with the tooth coloured/white fillings it is almost impossible to see them in your mouth.
If you are looking for that perfect smile, or even a slight improvement, discuss your smile with us. We would love to help!