Being a social creature, we all want to be with people and love being surrounded by them. And then there is a deep desire to look beautiful and handsome while we are in a group or gathering.
Although God ahs gifted everybody with one or the other special physical feature, still people feel that they can get some of their facial features to look more perfect. And science comes to their rescue. Thanks to the modern cosmetic treatments that make your facial features look like what you want them to be.
One of the most important facial features is SMILE. Most of the people want their smile to be perfect, particularly those whose teeth are stained, broken, chipped, discolored or have gaps between them. To solve all such problems, Cosmetic Dentistry is the best solution.
Basically, any kind of dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums or bite is called Cosmetic Dentistry. It focuses on improving the dental aesthetics such as the shape, size, color, alignment, and overall smile appearance.
This kind of dentistry is purely a work of dental care professionals. Hence, you need to visit the best doctor in your place for such services. Anyone who wishes to make his/her smile perfect may opt for cosmetic dentistry. But in many cases people go for such treatments to overcome some disorders like feeling embarrassed while socializing or experiencing chronic headaches or pressure in jaw.
Some common cosmetic dental procedures are:–
1. Teeth Whitening
2. Dental Veneers
3. Dental Crowns
4. Dental Bonding
5. Enamel Shaping and Contouring
6. Cosmetic Gum Treatments
7. Dental Inlays and Onlays
8. Dental Bridges
9. Dental Implants
These treatments briefly understood as-
When teeth become stained or discolored, your dentist can bleach your teeth to regain their whitening. Depending on the level of stains on your teeth, this process may require one or two sittings.
Veneers are custom made shells made from porcelain that cover the front side of your teeth to change their colour or shape. This technique is useful when teeth are chipped, poorly shaped, stained and crooked.
Veneers are cemented in your teeth. So, for this procedure you will have to visit the dentist twice.
Crowns are commonly known as caps. They completely cover a tooth and restores it into a normal tooth. They can be made up of porcelain, resin or ceramic. They are quiet costly. Crowns are used to
a. Cover a discolored/broken tooth.
b. Protect a weak tooth.
c. Cover a tooth that had a root canal procedure.
It is basically a process of joining and reducing the excess space between your teeth. It improves the beauty of your teeth with the help of several bonding materials.
Enamel Shaping and Contouring
It involves removing dental enamel to improve the length, shape or position of your teeth. Mainly, this procedure is used to correct
a. Overlapping teeth
b. Chipped or irregular teeth
c. Minor bite problems
Cosmetic Gum Treatments
If your gums are too high or too low, they adversely affect your smile. In such a case, you may opt for gum reshaping or tissue sculpting. This cosmetic dental procedure can even up your gum line, thereby giving you a perfect smile you are happy with.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
These are fillings made from gold, porcelain or composite materials to fill decayed or damaged tooth.
If the material is bonded inside the center of a tooth, it is called an “inlay” and if it is placed on the surface of the tooth to facilitate biting, it is called as “onlay”.
Bridges are used to replace the missing teeth with artificial teeth. They are made of gold, alloys or porcelain. Dentist anchor them onto surrounding teeth after preparing them for crowns. Then a false tooth joins to the crowns and the bridge is cemented onto the prepared teeth.
It is used when a tooth is replace from its’ root. A titanium replacement is inserted at the place of tooth root, placing it firmly. As the jaw bone heals, it grows around the titanium replace, providing strength to the foundation.
Braces can be worn by people of all age groups. They are used to apply pressure and reposition the teeth at the right place. One has to wear braces for several months to one year, to get the teeth at the desired place. Braces are made up of plastic, metal or ceramic.
The cost of each of the above dental procedure varies depending upon the intensity of the problem or the level of beautification required. But generally, their cost ranges between Rs.5000 to Rs. 90000 in India. Costs also depend upon the material used for dentistry and the professional experience of your dentist.
Post-Treatment Oral Care
Basic oral hygiene is required to be maintained after getting the treatment done. Your dentist will suggest you the best oral care practice after each treatment.
Brushing your teeth twice a day, regular flossing, use of mouth wash and avoidance of bad eating habits is the key to all successful treatments.
To sum up, it can be said that cosmetic dentistry offers you multiple options to make your smile more beautiful. And many of these options are pocket friendly. So, there is no need to wait for beautiful photos and no need to get embarrassed while socializing. Just visit your nearest dentist in Jaipur and get your problems sorted.