TRAVEL WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
22nd October 2021
With the recent lockdown and interstate travel restrictions lifted, it is time for us to enjoy our time with our loved ones on vacations and outings. Some of us may have neglected our oral health during these tough periods and what's more important then regaining your beautiful smile now that things are heading towards a new normalcy. A smile says a million words. Not only can smiling lower your stress levels and have a positive effect on overall health, but it's also a powerful tool that you can use to connect with others. With the advent of today's modern cosmetic dentistry, we at Q & M can assist in giving you a flawless smile that comes with a perfect pair of teeth.
INLAYS & OUTLAYS
This cosmetic dentistry procedure is also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory. They are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or insufficient tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps, the inlay which can be made of a tooth-colored material such as ceramic/porcelain or special dental composite is placed directly onto the tooth surface. However, when the cusp or a more significant portion of the tooth is damaged, our dentist may use an onlay to cover the tooth's entire surface.
Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth which look like natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The veneer is attached to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be performed at your dentist's office and often in a single visit. The dental hygienist will first remove plaque, tartar, and other debris from each tooth's surface, restoring its natural appearance. The teeth can then be whitened with a bleaching agent to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color. Over the years, thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains and can further be worned from food, drinks, medication, and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening coats the teeth, and this procedure can be done in the dental office or at home.
Dental implants are used to replace lost or damaged teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth , which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth. Once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period and after the implant procedure is completed to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
Composite bonding refers to the restoration of decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth using material that resembles tooth enamel color either for cosmetic reasons, or to build up tooth structure that has been lost. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay then applies the composite onto the tooth's surface, and then sculpts it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. Also referred to as bonding, this procedure effectively covers the tooth's damage and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, and worn-down edges.
Disclaimer : All information provided is based on best practices and knowledge. There is no guarantee in any of the statement as provided.