THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY
19th February 2021
If your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them, modern cosmetic dentistry can improve and repair them while giving you a better smile. A teeth 'makeover' improves the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic dentists work with you to develop a treatment plan depending on your needs. Below you will find some information that can help you learn more about the various types of cosmetic dental procedures available in Q & M.
Beginning with the most common and simplest, teeth whitening can be the least expensive way to improve your smile. Teeth can be bleached with in-office products in your dentist's office or you can buy a mold and gels from your dentist to bleach your teeth at home. At Q & M, we ensure that your teeth whitening process is done with the best tools and our professional dentists will make sure your teeth looks marvelous by the end of the procedure.
Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length.
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. Our dentist then trims, shapes, and polishes it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth and it is also a good cosmetic alternative as opposed to amalgam (mixture of mercury with another metal) or silver fillings.
A dental crown, also called a 'cap', fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together and can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. The durability of crowns depends on the type of materials they are made of, permanent crowns can be made of stainless steel, gold or alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Non-permanent crowns can last typically from 5 to 15 years.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays, also called indirect fillings, are made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials and fill decayed or damaged teeth. The filling is called an 'inlay' when the material is bonded within the center of a tooth and it is called an 'onlay' when the filling includes one or more points of the tooth or covers the biting surface. Inlays and onlays preserve as much healthy tooth as possible and are an alternative to crowns.
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots surgically placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth. How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone.
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Disclaimer : All information provided is based on best practices and knowledge. There is no guarantee in any of the statement as provided.