Although earlier visiting a dental expert was seen as a discomforting experience, these daysâ€™ individuals are thronging to visit them to get their teeth enhanced. Cosmetic dentistry or any dental work that enhances the appearance of your smile has been given high priority by many especially among the youth.
While majority of these cosmetic treatments are based on your personal choices, certain scenarios do require urgent cosmetic care. Some of the teeth errors that can be corrected through cosmetic dentistry are gummy smile, yellow or stained teeth, crowded teeth, gummy smile and chipped teeth.
At your first consultation the dentist needs to analyze your problem and figures out a plan of treatment that is best suited for you. The treatment plan is based underlying problem and the end result desired by the patient. In most of the situations a mock up is done, where a photograph of the personâ€™s mouth is taken before. Another simulated picture is generated to show what they might look like after the treatment. This can even be done by taking impressions of the teeth and showing a mock up on a mould of the personâ€™s jaw.
This procedure is required to whiten dull teeth Discoloration of teeth are mainly caused by two reasons; one of which is ageing where the teeth naturally become yellow other one is due to stains that are caused due to chewing tobacco, smoking or other factors. For such people, their teeth are first cleaned and then a procedure called teeth whitening is performed.Use of Veneers or Laminates:
In some situations peopleâ€™s teeth become very dark, either due to certain medications or a phenomenon called root canal teeth (where the teeth become black from the inside). These are dark brown to bluish teeth that cannot be treated with bleach. Under such circumstances, laminate or veneers are preferred. Laminates provide no change in color but has a change in shape and size. Veneers are those that can provide a change in color with or without a change in shape and size. Therefore in the case of a discolored tooth it is advisable to place a veneer.Braces:
Under situations where patients are suffering either from gaps in the teeth or overlapping of teeth. It is then advisable to use braces to correct the fault. Braces are a set of wires installed into the mouth which help to make the teeth straight.
A cosmetic procedure done requires care and attention so that it can be maintained. Since it is a foreign body and can be affected easier than natural teeth, a good oral care regime should be followed.Few tips for maintaining your cosmetic dental procedure:
Brushing: Use a soft bristled brush for brushing. Run the brush along the teeth in swift and soft movements. Do not be too harsh on your teeth.
Avoid eating anything hard and sticky: It is not advisable to eat anything hard or sticky like toffees or candies since these foods are hard it may cause harm to your teeth.
Quit smoking or chewing tobacco: Tobacco chewing and smoking cause teeth to become stained very quickly.