Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry? 

Cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearances. It is a useful solution to fix problems related to teeth like discoloration, missing or misaligned teeth, etc. Many patients undergo cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile and appearance. Besides enhancing an individual's appearance, cosmetic dentistry can also help replace lost or damaged teeth, prevent bone loss, or improve chewing function. Any routine carried out beyond the regular maintenance or medically necessary operations would probably come under cosmetic dentistry. 

Whitening 

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry options. It is a simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive procedure available in cosmetic dentistry for improving your smile. There are two main professional whitening options: in-office and at-home. The in-office procedure results are more instant –great for weddings, public appearances, or to get a quick dazzling smile. The at-home kits are designed to provide improvement through gradual applications at home. 

Veneers 

Veneers are used to reshape and repair teeth from chips, fractures, or discolorations. A mask is a thin shell made out of porcelain, composite or ceramic, which is created to match the surrounding teeth. They last longer, but each type has a different level of durability. Generally, veneers are recommended for teeth with healthy root systems that need improvement for appearance's sake. It is a relatively quick and straightforward solution for enhancing your smile. 

Dental Implants 

If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant could be an effective solution for you. This procedure is beneficial and long-lasting, without affecting the surrounding teeth. Dental implants are the most permanent form of tooth replacement. They consist of two parts: the post and the dental crown. The center represents the root and binds naturally to your jaw. The crown is the upper part usually designed to match the surrounding teeth. Implants look completely natural and help restore the normal functions of a tooth. Implants are easy to take care of, with regular dental examinations. 

How long do these procedures last? 

Implants typically last longer, at least for 25 years, with proper care and annual visits to your hygienist. They are designed to last for the whole lifetime of the patient. On the other hand, veneers need a refresh every 6 to 10 years. 

Can multiple implants be done at once? 

The overall health of the patient is the deciding factor in undergoing multiple implants. Usually, patients prefer to get numerous implants done in one appointment as it also reduces the cost of consulting the hygienist. 

How fast do implants heal? 

The implants heal very fast, ranging for a day or two. It is generally advised to avoid chewy food for a few weeks to let the implants heal faster. There is minimal discomfort for the patient. 

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