Cosmetic dentistry can be explained as any dental work that is carried out on the tooth by a dentist to improve the appearance of the smile. It thus offers hope to many people who may not be happy with their smiles as a result of shapeless teeth. When this is put in place, the beautiful smile which is the end result can give confidence and self esteem to numerous people at all times. These may involve many forms of treatment such as the ones mentioned below.
Dental veneers These are composites which are custom made and are adhesively bonded to a tooth that has cracks or chips to improve the worn appearance or discoloration of the tooth. Besides filling the cracks, the porcelain can help you improve on your smile by whitening the stained, discolored teeth which may be a hinder from smiling. It is only the enamel of your teeth that is removed before the dentist can fix the veneers for a permanent solution.
Teeth whitening This treatment may come in handy for those of you with stained teeth as a result of smoking, coffee, red wine or those with poor oral hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry in this scenario involves the use of peroxide based material which contains bleaching elements that helps by whitening the discolored teeth in order to achieve a great smile.
Tooth shaping If you have long teeth that you are not comfortable with, they can be shortened to the desired shape. Poorly pointed teeth can also be improved through shaping them to get a desired round shape with a good contour.
Composite bonding This will enable your broken or chipped teeth to be repaired and the appearance corrected to the desired shape. It involves the use of a composite material with tooth enamel look that is used to apply into the cavity and thereafter sculpted to the desired shape. This treatment is far much cheaper than a porcelain bridge and is ideal for a missing tooth because of its esthetic nature.
Gum lifts If you have too much gum covering your front teeth, then this is the best treatment as it involves the removal of excess gum in order to make your teeth appear longer. This kind of cosmetic dentistry will also eliminate the look of uneven gum line which makes the teeth to appear to have different lengths.
About the Author Dr. Steffany Mohan is the Owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant,family, gum disease and cosmetic dentistry, is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community. Google+