A good physical appearance is one of the desirable intrinsic needs of a human being. Since any face to face introductions begin with a smile, and first impressions are very important it is important to have a great looking smile. Therefore, cosmetic dentistry a very important branch of dentistry because it helps to improve the smile of a person. A great looking smile can transform the personality of an individual, and it can have a positive impact on everyday life. People with a good-looking smile appear more attractive, cheerful and get more attention from others. It helps to boost the person’s self-confidence and it even shows in one’s performance at home and at work.
One of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Many people suffer from pale, dark, discolored, or stained teeth, which make an unsightly appearance when they talk, smile or laugh. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that can help to make the teeth many shades whiter. It is a simple and effective solution, especially when it is performed under the guidance of a dentist, whether at home or at the dentist’s office.
Teeth whitening is now widely practiced and is one of the first dental treatments that should be considered if all other dental problems are already resolved. A bright smile adds a lot to the face value and there is an immediate impact of this on ones day to day interactions with people.
Teeth whitening is very important to people who interact a lot with customers or clients, such as people in the sales or marketing professions. In fact most actors and actresses will have their teeth whitened regularly and in some cases have Dental Veneers placed to greatly enhance their smile.
This is a minimally invasive and highly effective treatment for people who suffer from severely stained, dark or discolored teeth that cannot be improved significantly with teeth whitening. High quality porcelain veneers are available today that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to give them an almost natural, pearly white appearance. These superior porcelain veneers can last for many years, and do not require any special care or maintenance except regular oral hygiene.
Dental veneers are a marvel of modern dental technology. Veneers are made out of a unique porcelain material, which has been perfected to reproduce the natural tooth color and translucency. This allows the dentist to completely transform a smile form a dull, worn out or discolored look to a bright white natural looking smile, and at the same time with the spacing maintained to the perfect levels to produce a balanced smile.
Lumineers are a particular brand of dental porcelain veneers which have been developed to be placed in most cases directly on the top of existing teeth without the need to cut or trim down the enamel. This is uniquely possible due to the paper thin 0.2 mm thickness of the porcelain used. While the porcelain is thin it is very strong once placed on the teeth due to the support it gets from the backing teeth. When applicable Lumineers can allow a patient to walk out with a perfect white smile in only one visit, a total makeover.
Traditional Braces and Invisalign
Many people suffer from orthodontic problems such as uneven, overcrowded or misaligned teeth that can give an unpleasant appearance. This condition can be corrected very effectively with the braces treatment, which is a non-invasive and permanent answer to teeth alignment. Traditional braces compromise the aesthetics of the patient to an extent while the treatment is in progress. But even this limitation has been overcome with the arrival of Invisalign invisible braces technology.
Invisalign or clear braces as they are sometimes also called, are ideal for Adults patients who need orthodontic treatment but are embarrassed to live with “a metal mouth” for extended periods of time (up to 3 years) during the time the treatment is being carried out.
Crowns, Bridges and Implants
Teeth may tend to become worn out, cracked or chipped with age or due to a disease or injury. Sometimes a tooth may break completely, may be missing from birth, or may have to be extracted due to decay or gum disease. In all such conditions, dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants are effective solutions available to restore the functionality as well as the cosmetic appearance of the teeth.