There’s so much that can be done these days to improve the appearance of a person’s smile — at any age.
1. Dental Fillings: we, in cosmetic dentistry use tooth-coloured composite fillings as opposed to metal dental fillings used in dental restoration - to improve your smile aesthetics. Made of a composite resin they can be specially shaded so that they blend in completely with the colour of your teeth, making them much more subtle than traditional fillings. This form of tooth bonding is durable as it lasts for many years.
2. Dental Veneers: opposite of a tooth crown that covers the whole tooth like a cap; porcelain veneers; made of extremely thin ceramic covering, are bonded only to the front of the teeth. They can eliminate a whole variety of flaws at once, including stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers also look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous dental cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth.
3. Tooth Crowns: the unlike dentures, which are removable, dental crowns are a fix tooth-shaped cap placed (cemented) over teeth surface or implants to restore or improve its appearance, shape or alignment. These all-ceramic crowns can be shaped and coloured to mimic a natural tooth in every possible way, so when you need a broken tooth or cavity repaired, they’re the best way to get the most beautiful result.
4. Composite Bonding: tooth bonding or composite bonding refers to an esthetic restoration of decayed, damaged or discoloured teeth. It is a popular cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings because its material resembles the colour of your own tooth enamel. There are custom-made fillings that require an impression or mould of your teeth – Outlays and Inlays. Made by a dental laboratory the material is permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist.
Onlays – sometimes referred to as a partial crown
Inlays - a larger type of filling for cavities
This dental procedure can take less than an hour, as your dentist drills out the tooth decay and apply the composite onto the tooth's surface, then "sculpts" it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light.
5. Teeth Whitening: Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. A cosmetic dentist can give you a customized at-home teeth whitening kit that will be much more potent and reliable than anything you can get at the store. Usually, you’ll only need to use the kit daily for a couple of weeks to get a smile that’s up to 8 shades whiter.
6. Dental implants: implants are used by your periodontist (specialist in gums and other supporting tissues of the teeth) to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
7. Braces | Aligners: Invisalign is a leading brand for a kind of clear braces. This treatment uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth as opposed to metal braces. They’re practically invisible on the teeth, allowing you to get a straighter smile without the daily hassles of brackets and wires.