What is aesthetic /cosmetic dentistry?
Aesthetic dentistry is a special branch of dentistry. It is dedicated to the art and science of aesthetics aimed at improving a person's smile & overall appearance to achieve better self image & higher level of self confidence.
Aesthetic dentistry encompasses several dental treatments to improve the appearance of teeth. Today, like never before your dream smile is closer than you think.
What are the indications for aesthetic dentistry?
Following are the various dental issues that demand aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry.
- Tooth /teeth discoloration
- Stained teeth.
- Gaps b/w teeth
- Protruded (teeth placed forward)teeth
- Retruded (teeth that are placed behind) teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Small teeth
- Short teeth
- Broken teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with gum recession exhibiting root portion.
- Missing teeth
- Smile that is not in harmony with the facial features
- Worn out teeth
- High lip line
- Low lip line etc.
What are the various aesthetic dental treatment procedures?
Aesthetic dentistry or cosmetic dentistry corrects several issues associated with appearance of teeth, gums, smile and overall facial appearance. Aesthetic dentistry or Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments like:
- Bleaching ( Instant or at home bleaching)
- Tooth colored (composite) restorations
- All ceramic crowns
- Ceramic/composite veneers
- Tooth contouring
- Gum contouring
- Tooth lengthening
- Gum de-pigmentation
- Smile designing
- Instant orthodontics
- Orthognathic surgery etc
What is teeth cleaning and polishing? Is it a safe procedure?
Teeth cleaning or scaling procedure is done to remove deposits and stains that have been accumulated over the surfaces of teeth.
Scaling also removes stains due to smoking, betel nut or tobacco chewing, this procedure is usually done with ultra-sonic instruments which gently disturb the deposits and flush them away without affecting the tooth surface.
Contrary to the common belief that it loosens the teeth, this treatment is absolutely safe as it helps in healing of the gums and retards supporting bone loss. Scaling is the treatment needed for ailing gums and teeth
Some bleeding might be expected during the procedure. Gums that are inflamed because of the presence of deposits lead to mild bleeding. Scaling procedure reduces spontaneous bleeding or bleeding while brushing.
Teeth cleaning and polishing procedure enhances the beauty of the smile as well as the health of gum and supporting structures.