Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and taking out teeth. Now a days many people turn to cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry', as a way of improving their appearance. Today, we can clearly see a shift in awareness of people towards their facial looks & cosmetic improvement if required. This is has also become possible due to enhancement in the technology. Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever. The treatments can be used to straighten, lighten, whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing yellow or black teeth with an implant, reshape and repair teeth. Cosmetic treatments include veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth-colored fillings. The dentists have a wide variety of tools and techniques at their disposal for improving the facial look & your overall smile.
Whitening of Teeth
Over time, teeth can become stained or discolored, for various reasons especially after smoking, taking certain medications, or consuming foods and beverages such as coffee and tea or chewing tobacco. Using a chemical process, your dentist can bleach your teeth in one of two ways. You be might be required to get the same done in few sittings & then one can follow up at home as well.
Keep in mind, your teeth can become stained again if you continue exposing them to the same substances that originally stained them. Because whitening products are not meant to clean teeth, it is still important to continue practicing daily oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash daily.
Bonding or filling the gap may improve how your teeth look if they have excess space between them, or if they are chipped, broken, or cracked. Dentists also use bonding materials to fill small cavities or to protect the exposed root of a tooth.
The dentist can usually do this procedure in a one or two sittings by applying an etching solution followed by tooth-colored materials -- sometimes composite resins -- directly to the tooth's surface where needed. This settles very fast & after few hours one is permitted to have soft food etc.