Cosmetic dentistry is one field of dentistry focusing on fixing abnormality of colors and shapes of teeth and making teeth more natural looking. Missing natural teeth are replaced to improve appearance and functionality by using different methods and techniques. Cosmetic dentistry usually involves front teeth that are the most visible when a patient smiles or speaks. However, there are techniques and solutions, of which criteria and limitations vary across individuals. It is crucial for a successful treatment that a dentist and patient work together. Ask your dentist for advice regarding which method suits your demand and budget best. Your options are as follows.
Tooth - Colored Restoration
Chipped or Broken Teeth Small chip can be restored by using tooth-colored material called composite resin, which is the most popular one. If your teeth are severely broken frome weak dental structure, a crown method may be necessary.
Tooth-Bleaching is a method treating deeper-colored it will teeth and making the teeth look naturally white. Dental bleaching solution can be absorbed into your teeth and remove organic substance that causes coloration. Tooth-bleaching does not cause harm to teeth, does not make the teeth thinner or breakable. Some possible side effects include hyper-sensitive teeth. However, this effect only occurs during treatment or shortly after and disappear naturally. All steps can be done in a clinic or some steps can be done at home
- In-Office means a teeth whitening done by your dentist at a clinic or a hospital. The process usually takes approximately 30 - 60 minutes.
- Home Bleaching means a dentist prescribes bleaching materials for a patient to carry on the process at home. Impression is needed to from a mouth guard-like tray specific for each individual. The given bleaching solution can be as intensive as that used at a clinic/hospital or lower depending on a dentist’s discretion.
- Have a dental check-up to ensure that a patient’s teeth are suitable for tooth- bleaching.
- Clean the teeth by decalcifying or flossing.
- Compare the teeth color to tooth shade guide.
- Wear a gum protection tray from the bleaching solution.
- Apply tooth-bleaching gel on to a patient’s teeth.
- Shed light on the gel to accelerate the solution reaction. Some types of solution do not require light.
- Leave on the bleaching solution for approximately 30-60 minutes.
- Remove the gum protection tray and clean the teeth.
- Compare the before-and after color of the teeth to magnify the change.
Hyper-sensitivity of teeth may occur from temperature, touch, or pressure. Some patients might experience instant pain in the middle of the teeth. Patients who have high risk of hyper-sensitive teeth are those who have recesses gum and cracked teeth from dental treatment. Normally, this hyper-sensitivity can in 1-2 days, but might possibly last for 3-5 days in some cases.
- Avoid consuming dark-colored food or drinks and smoking for at least 1 week. Permanent avoidance is recommended.
- Always clean your oral cavity by brushing your teeth correctly and using floss after meals and before going to bed.
- Have an appointment with your dentist immediately if a color changes to keep the teeth white.
- Deep - colored, spotted, discoloured teeth from dental root treatment or from using tetracycline or other medicine. Teeth receiving too much fluoride. Tooth color changed from filling.
- Decayed or eroded teeth.
- Cracked or chipped teeth.
- Bad - oriented, misshapen, and non - smooth teeth.
- Teeth with gaps.
Analytical Steps and Treatment Plan
Preparation for Dental Implants
To permit perfect placement of the veneer, a dentist removes approximately 0.5-1.9mm of the tooth surface ,which is roughly equal to the veneer thickness. Before removing this small amount of tooth surface ,a dentist considers whether anesthetic is needed. Next, dentist takes an impression of tooth and sends in to a dental laboratory . the dental veneer is then made within 5-7days. A patient will have an appointment to come back and receive a placement of veneer, which is tightly boned to the tooth with special liquid keeping the same color.
Attachment of Veneer
Before veneer is permanently attached to your teeth, a dentist will test to see if the shape and color veneer truly match with those of the tooth. A dentist will adjust these features until a patient is satisfied before placing the veneer. The next step is preparing the teeth by cleaning and flossing to make a rough surface. Then, the veneer is tightly bonded to the tooth by special type of glue and a curing light, which reacts with the glue and make it dry more quickly. The last steps are removing any excess glue, testing for occlusion (bite), and other adjustments as needed.
Fixing Gap in Teeth
Fixing Gap in Teeth is restorative treatment of the teeth adjacent to the gap using tooth-colored materials. Normally, the size of those 2teeth is increased to average out this addition in size. This makes the gap filling less visible and still keeps the natural shape of teeth. However, this technique cannot change color of the teeth
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