If you do not like the appearance of your teeth or gums, you might not feel confident smiling, laughing, expressing yourself, or speaking. The good news is that dentists and periodontists provide a variety of dental treatments to enhance your smile’s look.
Whitening the Teeth
Discolored teeth are brightened via teeth whitening. Applying a bleaching agent or gel to the teeth’s surface to remove stains and alter their color is known as teeth whitening. A dentist can whiten your teeth in the dental office or provide take-home teeth whitening supplies. Teeth whitening success varies from person to person, but whitened teeth gradually revert to their original state over time.
Dental bonds are thin composite resin fillings that a dentist places on the surfaces of particular teeth. There are numerous dental care applications for dental bonding. Bonding in cosmetic dentistry helps restore the aesthetics of teeth with chips, cracks, discoloration, and irregular shapes.
Invisalign and Braces
Both children and adults can benefit from having their teeth straightened, and their bites improved with braces and other orthodontic treatments. Aligners are removable trays made of clear plastic or acrylic that are shaped to fit over your teeth. For several months or years, both of these appliances fix crooked teeth. Braces and aligners fix a faulty bite and issues brought on by too many teeth pushed together or teeth spaced apart, both of which can create major gum issues.
Veneers for Teeth
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored coatings that make teeth with flaws like gaps, chips, cracks, and discoloration look better. Dentists typically place veneers on the front surfaces of the most noticeable teeth. Dental veneers are created from porcelain or composite materials. With cement, your dentist adheres dental veneers to your teeth. Normally, the operation takes three visits to complete.
Dental Crown Lengthening
Gum tissue is removed during dental crown lengthening, sometimes referred to as gum reshaping or contouring, to make teeth appear longer and less “gummy.” The extra gum tissue is removed by the dentist or periodontist using a knife or laser, and the effects are long-lasting. Dental crown lengthening may also be employed to expose more of your teeth so that your dentist may fill or fix them.
Gum Graft Surgery
During gum graft surgery, soft tissue is removed from the palate or other areas of the gums and placed in an area of the gums right above a tooth. When your gums have pulled away from a tooth and given the impression that it is overly long, periodontists will conduct this operation for aesthetic reasons. Gum grafting may also treat gum recession-related tooth discomfort or prevent cavities from developing on teeth.
Shaping of the Enamel
Enamel shaping is done for the rapid and painless removal of minor chips or jagged edges from teeth. Additionally, a tooth’s shape can be gently altered through enamel shaping, such as by rounding off a point or corner. Dentists shape enamel using a polishing drill, and the results are long-lasting.