by Ella Watson

Cosmetic dentistry is an advanced dentistry that deals with creating and making changes to your teeth to improve your facial structure and appearance. Nowadays, people are thriving in both personal and professional life with the beauty of cosmetic dentistry dentures. With the advanced technology in cosmetic dentistry, it has been possible to improve someone’s smile by utilizing different procedures. Although cosmetic dentistry can treat general dental problems, they mainly focus on cosmetic surgery to fix patients’ chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.

Through cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentists can help in reducing the signs of aging, which not only makes the patient appear youthful physically but also improves their psychological outlook. Cosmetic dentistry can make those patients more confident, who have low self-esteem because of their appearance. Most cosmetic dentistry has a short recovery time and can leave a long-lasting effect; hence this treatment is very much in demand recently. Let’s get to know some popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and if you can come into its criteria.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is also known as ‘teeth bleaching.’ This method can brighten and whiten your teeth from yellowing and iron stains, or other discolouration. In this procedure, the dentist applies a gel, which contains 15% to 35% hydrogen peroxide at the front of your teeth, penetrating through the outer layer of your teeth to form breakage in the stained content through oxidation. This procedure is easy enough to do at home. But not everyone can bleach their teeth.

People experiencing chronic sensitivity, periodontal disease, oral cancer, or severe teeth and bone erosion are not eligible for teeth whitening procedures. If your teeth appear translucent, your teeth condition might worsen with every teeth bleaching procedure.

Dental veneers

Veneers are thin molds created of porcelain or resin composite materials. These veneers are customized according to the patient’s requirement, which the cosmetic dentists either make themselves or manufacture in the laboratory. After the application, the veneers were dried and hardened on the front side of the tooth. This dental procedure can cover discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, or gaped teeth.

People who grind their teeth too much are not good to get veneers. This habit is called bruxism, which can splinter or break the veneers easily. Although porcelain veneers are made of good material and long-lasting, they are not as strong as natural teeth.

Dental bonding

The dental bonding procedure involves the application of coloured material that gets bonded over the teeth, which gets hardened under a special light. This procedure can repair and improve cracked, chipped, and broken teeth, gapped teeth, and discolouration.

People with severe dental decaying conditions and suffering from trauma are not the best candidate for this dental procedure.

Dental implants

Dental implants are generally metal-made enamels to replace missing teeth using cosmetic dentistry. The implants are generally made of titanium, gold, or any other strong and durable metals, and then they are surgically placed inside the jawbone on the missing tooth gap.

People with bruxism and people who take steroids and drugs are not eligible for these dental implants.

Orthodontic treatments

Orthodontic treatment can treat someone’s crooked teeth and overbite caused by perturbed teeth and realign the teeth and jaw shape through braces.

People should get orthodontic treatment at their young age from 12-15 years.

Dental crown

Dental crowns are also known as dental caps, which are customized by cosmetic dentists to fit over your whole teeth. Crowns are used to cover, protect and restore the shape of your teeth if the dental filling does not solve the problem. The crowns are made of porcelain, resin, and ceramics, etcetera, which is later fused to metal to make them strong enough to withstand the biting pressure. A person with a damaged and extremely decayed tooth can’t go through this procedure before curing the damage first.

Hopefully, now you have gotten an understanding of cosmetic dentistry. Get in touch with Hawthorn East Dental to know more about cosmetic dentistry procedures.