Cosmetic dentist is usually used to describe any cosmetic dental work which improves the look of bite, teeth and/or smile. It mainly focuses on enhancement in cosmetic aesthetic appearance in color, shape, size and shape. There are three kinds of procedures to be done, namely; tooth whitening, crowns, veneers. Tooth whitening is one among the popular cosmetic dentistry procedures used by patients. Teeth whitening can be done through whitening of the tooth’s surface or by inserting an electrode into the teeth.
Cosmetic tooth whitening works by exposing the teeth’s surface, which is filled with whitening agent. The effect of this procedure is not permanent but can be maintained for up to three to five years. Tooth whitening is effective and affordable since the white teeth can last up to four to five years. The results show a brighter smile which is often noticed by others who have seen the person with the white teeth.
Cosmetic veneers are used to correct missing teeth, as well as repair damaged ones. Cosmetic veneers are made from porcelain or composite materials, which are bonded to the front of the tooth. The most common types of veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth and also bonded to the back. There are a lot of reasons why the dentist recommends replacing the tooth’s crowns or improving its bite, including damage due to improper bite, age, or even periodontal disease.
Cosmetic dentists commonly use braces when there is a misalignment of the teeth. Braces help in correcting the problem and also improve the patient’s smile. They help in promoting a more healthy appearance because they can also be fitted with removable brackets which are installed onto the teeth to ensure proper alignment. The brackets can also be adjusted based on the patient’s preferences to give the best results.
Cosmetic dentists can also use dental crowns or bridges to give patients more desirable looks. Cosmetic dental crowns are implants that are placed into the jawbone. They are usually created to look like other facial structures such as a tooth. In order to provide protection, the crown can be attached to the adjacent tooth and sometimes, a dental bridge is needed to close gaps.
Although most of the procedures are cost-effective, it is important to choose the best dentist for a complete tooth replacement. For patients with an open smile, a full and complete treatment is necessary.