Cosmetic Dentistry – To Get a Glittering Smile to Your Face

cosmetic-dentistrySmile, the beautiful perfect smile, with sparkling white teeth, who doesn’t want it? We all dream of a smile that brightens our day, and of people around us. A perfect smile is complimented by shining white teeth. A smile speaks volumes about the overall state of a person’s health. White teeth look great and are appealing to everybody.

When you see the gleaming smiles of celebrities, remember they were not born with such a flawless smile; the secret behind it is the cosmetic dentistry. Years ago, cosmetic dentistry was not very well known but today it has become affordable for the average individuals.

cosmetic-dentistry1Age and bad food habits play a major role in the discoloration process of teeth. To get that extra bright smile, teeth whitening provide an excellent way. Now getting that perfect smile has become as easy as just a couple of sittings with your dentist.

Cosmetic dentistry offers you a wide range of treatment options that help you fix all types of teeth problems and stay beautiful.

Teeth that have lost their sparkle, have become discoloured or stained, can be lightened by tooth whitening systems. The tooth whitening treatments can be performed according to your convenience in the comfort of your home or at the clinic of the dentist. Several options are available today when it comes to teeth whitening. You may try over-the-counter products like toothpastes, mouthwash etc, that have baking soda in them to bleach away the stains.

  • Bleaching is one of the most common procedures of dental cosmetics. It brightens discoloured or stained teeth, or teeth that have become dark because of injury or drinking habits. It is used to enhance your smile by brightening the existing natural teeth.  It usually takes 1-2weeks for the complete effect. The exact level of shade change cannot be predicted but it will always make your teeth lighter.
  • Porcelain veneers, dental veneers or jacket crowns are ultra-thin porcelain shells that can be custom fit on your natural teeth. It is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth so to improve its cosmetic appearance. It is an ideal way to make a cosmetic change to a tooth. You can choose the colour, length, and shape of your teeth. Veneers are used to improve the shape, spacing, color, of natural teeth.
  • Lumineers are the advanced version of porcelain dental veneers. The ultra-thin lumineers can easily be fitted without much tooth preparation. These can create pain-free permanent smiles without dreaded injections or grinding. These are so versatile that they can be applied seamlessly on top of your existing crowns or bridgework, without the need to replace them.
  • Porcelain Inlays – Inlays are indirect fillings applied in premolars and molars. The old, defect filling or caries is removed and an impression of the cavity is made. Then a filling is made in the laboratory from gold or ceramic, this fits the cavity with utmost precision and the original form of the tooth is restored.

Thus, nowadays visiting a cosmetic dentist has become a kind of passion and people consider it a sin to have a teeth problem and not get it fixed immediately so that it does not hamper your smile.

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Dr. Mukul

This blog is written by Dr Mukul Dabholkar – a cosmetic dentist located in Bandra Mumbai, India. He and his team of professional dentists have experience of performing root canal treatment, periodontal treatment and children dentistry of about 30 years.