Cosmetic dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry is defined as a process of oral care by professionals that basically focus on the improvement of the appearance of the mouth, teeth and smile of an individual. And though cosmetic dentistry procedures and processes are usually very optional, rather than necessary, some type of cases of treatment by cosmetic dentistry also provides some type of restorative benefits. The most very common processes used in cosmetic dentistry are quite simple, whereas others procedures are more complex and also required specialized care.
There are various types of cosmetic dentistry procedures which come under the types of cosmetic dentistry which are mentioned below as follows:
- Smile makeover
- Pigmented gums
- Overbite/protruding teeth
- Shifted midline
- Missing teeth
- Cosmetic tooth bonding
Types of cosmetic dentistry:
- Smile makeover: A smile makeover is generally designed or made to simultaneously process the various types of cosmetic or structural dental imperfections in an individual. Cracks, gaps, chips, fractures, stains, and uneven alignment of teeth can make the individuals smiles seems very unhealthy or prematurely aged. By expressing your distinctive concerns to one of the expert during the consultation process with experienced cosmetic surgeons, a smile makeover can be custom-tailored according to your meets and expectations.
Procedures that are very often present in combination with achievement of a smile makeover include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Six month smiles
- Pigmented gums: Gums on the upper part of teeth is usually pink in color, but in some individuals the gums are in darker color due to the presence of excessive melanin content. The pigmented gum can be a problem for an individual where it makes the smile hide and lowers there confidence levels. Gum pigmentation is generally caused by the melanin and melanin is a natural essence in the body of an individual. Melanin spots can be found in sun spots, freckles and age spots. However, Cosmetic dentists or cosmetic dentistry can offer bleaching of gum to lessen or reduce the color of the gums (i.e., black color). It is considered that bleaching is a process which can provide damage to the gums and should only be done by a registered professional with fully sterilized environment.
- Overbite/protruding teeth: An overbite is a condition where there is a considerable amount of overlapping between the upper and lower teeth of the mouth. An ideal overbite is generally described as an amount of overlap that will be about one or two millimeters and which are not concerned as a malocclusion. A deep overbite, which is also known as a vertical overbite, is about 4 to 10 millimeters in depth, and is regarded as a malocclusion which requires treatment. The word over jet is a term which refers to a maxillary protrusion which can arise with or without an overbite. A maxillary protrusion or protruding teeth is a condition that arises when the upper jaw gets stick out in front of the surface of lower jaw.
Maxillary protrusion or protruding teeth can generally be treated by applying braces over the tooth. Braces can help move only the protruded teeth to correct an overbiteproblem.
- Shifted midline: Shifted midline is a condition where the teeth’s are arranged in a good manner but they are often off-center. The midline shift occurs from the crowns of the teeth of an individual, and not the roots. Midline shift arises due to cross bite at back of your mouth or a missing tooth. During the treatment of shifted midline it is not compulsory that the roots should be shifted to change the appearance of the midline. Reshaping of the crowns, and the porcelain veneers are being able to change the midline without even a single movement of the roots.
- Missing teeth: Decaying of tooth, various types of gum diseases, and any kind of injury are the very general causes of missing teeth. Some people are even born without certain teeth, and that situation is known as congenitally missing teeth. Although the Genetic factors also causes various types of congenitally missing teeth and this kind of condition is very seldom observed in many generations of a family. The very common missing teeth are known as wisdom teeth, second premolars/bicuspids, and upper lateral incisors. These types of systemic conditions are usually hereditary disorders; it can also result in multiple missing teeth’s. There are various treatment options that can be used to replace the missing tooth, like temporary denture, dental bridge, dental implant or custom made crown.
- Cosmetic tooth bonding: Cosmetic tooth bonding or Dental bonding is a general cosmetic procedure that comes under cosmetic dentistry in which a composite resin material is selected resembling with the tooth color which is applied to the teeth for the improvement of smile. Bonding can also improve the emergence of teeth that are being chipped, stained, broken, cracked, or have tiny spaces between them