Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of Dentistry that aims solely to enhance the look of your teeth. It has been rightly said "Smile is a small curve that sets all things straight". All of us know and accept the importance of a good smile.

Esthetic services enable us to enhance just about every aspect of your smile.  A good appearance in fact is a reflection of your personality.

We offer a range of esthetic procedures ranging from simple to complex. All these procedures are meant to increase you self-confidence through a brighter and more beautiful smile.

  • Esthetic limited orthodontics
  • Smile design
  • Ceramic veneers for discolored, chipped or cracked
  • All ceramic crowns
  • Laser tooth whitening - Zoom advanced, the latest in in-office bleaching
  • Composite Bondings and Cosmetic recontouring
  • Tooth-coloured fillings
  • Gum recontouring for gummy smile
  • Tooth Diamonds or Tooth Jewelery



Whether you need just a few silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings, Veneers, or complete mouth rehabilitation, we can provide the smile that you've been looking for - one that you'll be thrilled to show the world! Modern dental techniques have made it easier than ever for you to get a stunning, life-enhancing smile.

A review of cosmetic dentistry makeover techniques.

COMPOSITE BONDINGS AND COSMETIC RECONTOURING

The term "dental bonding" can refer to a number of related dental techniques. Dental bonding might be utilized as a way to improve the appearance of a cosmetic defect found on the surface of a tooth, to replace tooth structure that has chipped away or broken, or to repair damage caused by tooth decay. At an extreme, this technique can be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth so to improve its cosmetic appearance. It can then be polished and shaped to look like the rest of the teeth. It includes:


1) Diastema Closure
A diastema is a space between front teeth. A highly successful technique is addition of composite. A space which is too large and closed with composite results in teeth that are esthetically too wide and orthodontics is recommended. Space closure requires placement of composite two adjacent teeth. Placement of composite onto one tooth can be done it proper tooth dimensions allow it.

2) Peg Laterals
Peg laterals are small cone shaped teeth next to the upper central incisors. Composite restoration restores a peg lateral to normal shape, color and position. Orthodontics, esthetic recontouring, or restoration of adjacent teeth might be required to achieve ideal esthetic results.
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3) Enamel shaping
Like its name suggests, enamel shaping refers to the process of contouring natural teeth to achieve better appearance. It can be employed to adjust the slight irregular shape caused by too many or uneven teeth. Because enamel shaping involves modifying teeth by only removing or contouring enamel, some other procedures are sometimes needed in conjunction with it, such as ordering braces from a specialist in orthodontics.
As a benefit, when compared with the other cosmetic dentistry techniques reviewed on this page dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive and is usually "completed in one visit" type dental procedure.
As a disadvantage, dental bonding material has a tendency to stain as time passes and in general isn't as lasting or durable a treatment as other cosmetic dental procedures. However, and one more point in the plus column, if dental bonding does chip or break it can usually be easily patched or repaired.

                                     

PORCELAIN VENEERS

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth so to improve its cosmetic appearance.
A porcelain veneer can be an ideal way to make a cosmetic change for a tooth. Compared to dental bonding, porcelain veneers usually look more life like and they have the added benefit of resisting staining well. As a disadvantage, porcelain veneers are typically fairly expensive and if used in the wrong application can be prone to breaking. Unlike dental bonding, if a porcelain veneer has broken typically the whole veneer must be replaced. It usually cannot be patched or repaired.
If you've ever wondered why so many individuals have such perfect smiles, you might be surprised to find out how many of them have had cosmetic dental work done.

Porcelain veneers are translucent, thin laminates made to improve the esthetics (shape, spacing, color) of natural teeth, or to replace composite bonding.

If you already have crowns on your front teeth, replacement with all porcelain jacket crowns may give you a more natural, attractive appearance.

TOOTH WHITENING (BLEACHING)

The term ’whitening’ strictly speaking is a misnomer. This is because natural color of teeth is never perfectly white. It is a combination of white and yellow in varying proportions. Broadly, the procedure aims at restoring the natural white color of the teeth.

Teeth presents with 2 types of stains:

Extrinsic Stains: These stains are caused by tea, coffee, cigarettes, pan masala and other tobacco products, spicy food containing lots of red chillies and turmeric. Since these stains are of exogenous origin, they can be removed by bleaching.

Intrinsic stains: These stains are of developmental origin being incorporated within the structure of the tooth. These stains are caused by factors which operate at the time when the tooth is being formed. Common factors responsible for intrinsic staining include drinking of water with high fluoride content, ingestion of tetracyline medication, and injury to the tooth. Bleaching does effect these stains too but the effect varies depending on the severity of the clinical condition.

Bleaching can be done by the dentist in the dental clinic or at home by various commercially available bleaching kits. However, before directly jumping to the home bleaching, it is important that a dentist be consulted. This is important since home bleaching product may not be effective or indicated for every individual.

 
 
FAQ's on bleaching:

Am I a candidate for bleaching?
Yes you definitely are a candidate for bleaching if you have tea, coffee or cigarette stains. Today, whither teeth are no longer a monopoly of film stars and models. Even you can get your teeth bleached provide you have a desire for a bright smile with whiter teeth.

Is bleaching associated with any side effects?
Bleaching of teeth in some cases causes temporary sensitivity of teeth and slight irritation to gums. But both these problems are transitory in nature and might probably be avoided if the manufacturer's instructions are followed.

How long the whitening does lasts?
Tooth Whitening may last up to 5 years depending on your food habits, personal habits and your oral hygiene. Food habits which effect bleaching are spicy food with red chilies and food with turmeric. Personal habits include tea. coffee and smoking. Lastly and most importantly, how you maintain your teeth after bleaching with regular brushing will decide the time the whitening stays.

What can I expect after treatment?
Bleaching of teeth is generally associated with unrealistic expectations. It is a very common misunderstanding that teeth become perfect white after bleaching. Generally the shade of the teeth gets light by 2 to 3 shades. Nobody can predict with absolute certainty the result before the start of the procedure. Individual results vary depending on the types and intensity of the stains and the quality of the enamel in the tooth. Sometimes, within the same tooth some areas respond to treatment in a better way than other areas depending on the thickness of enamel.

GUM RECONTOURING FOR GUMMY SMILE

This can be a significant esthetic dilemma for many patients. The condition usually presents as incomplete exposure of crown portion of the tooth and a high lip line, which causes a "gummy smile". When full exposure of the crown portion of the tooth is achieved surgically, there is dramatic improvement in esthetics by the concomitant lengthening of the teeth and reduction of the gingival exposure.
   
                  

TOOTH JEWELLERY

Teeth jewellery is a brilliant way to add sparkles to your smile and stand out of the crowd. The beauty of a dazzling white smile can be further enhanced by use of “Tooth Jewellery”. These jewels are made of crystal glass and are available in various colors. They are glued to the front surfaces of the upper anterior teeth. Placing these stones is a very brief procedure but it goes a long way in satisfying the dental cosmetic needs of the patient.

  • It’s temporary
  • It’s painless
  • Its fun
  • No drilling or holes
  • Does not harm the tooth