A beautiful smile is a great asset both personally and professionally for anyone, at any age. It radiates health, warmth, happiness and personality. A recent study indicated that about 77% of us are unhappy with our smiles. It is quite normal that your smile could fade over time as a result of aging, normal wear and tear and lifestyle habits like smoking or chewing tobacco.
Today there are many options to enhance your smile like teeth whitening, veneers, braces, bonding, aligners, correction of gummy smiles and more.
Gum depigmentation, also known as gum bleaching, is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to lighten or remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by melanin. Discoloration may also be caused by long-term use of certain medications. The procedure itself can involve surgical, or laser ablation techniques.
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile or and protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
TOOTH COLOURED RESTORATIONS
A tooth colored restoration (filling) is the composite resin used to repair a damaged tooth. If, for example, your dentist needs to treat your cavity, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and the area from which that material was taken will have this restorative resin placed in it instead. Tooth colored restorations are also used to help repair cracked, broken or worn down teeth. This can be caused by trauma, nail biting, or tooth grinding, as but a few examples.
Dentists of today are finding that more and more people who consult them are no longer really patients. They are individuals who desire perfectly aligned, sparkling white teeth, and who may even ask for tooth jewellery. These cosmetic procedures have to be accomplished by professionals with professional products. The dental jewellery does not need to be pre-treated and is bonded onto the tooth in the same way as an orthodontic bracket. This ensures that the health of teeth is maintained.