A smile can really change your face value in an instant and that is the reason why when you change your smile, you personality undergoes a complete overhaul. As far as the smile goes, even a small change can make a tremendous impact. The way you look can be altered by making minor changes just to your teeth.
DIFFERENT DENTAL PROCEDURES
Dental problems like discolored teeth, chipped teeth, spacing between teeth, malaligned teeth or missing teeth can be treated with a variety of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping, re-contouring, bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers or dental implants. Smile enhancement can be done either by cosmetic re-contouring or by placing dental veneers.
Small defects on your teeth can be prominent and can attract unwanted attention. These defects can be treated with cosmetic re-contouring of the tooth.
Cosmetic re-contouring is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small part of the enamel is removed from the tooth to alter the size, shape or surface of one or more teeth. Reduction in the right place can really improve the appearance of the teeth. The process may also involve bonding of tooth colored material called COMPOSITE resin which is used to sculpt & shape the teeth.
Tooth re-contouring is ideal for people with slightly chipped teeth, minor size differences or sharp & pointy teeth.
Pre-operative dental radiographs (X-rays) are taken for evaluation of the nerve position and the size of the tooth, so as to make sure there is no damage to the tooth. Sufficient thickness of enamel should the present in order to carry out cosmetic re-contouring.
- Done in a single visit.
- Less expensive as compared to veneers.
- It can only make minor changes in the smile.
DENTAL VENEERS (LAMINATES)
Veneers or laminates are custom made, wafer thin shells made of tooth colored materials to cover the front surface of the tooth in order to enhance its appearance, change their color, alter their shape or size.
Veneers is the treatment of choice for people with multiple or discolored fillings on the front teeth, thin or worn down teeth, largely chipped or broken teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, teeth with gaps or people wanting smile designing.
The procedure involves at least two visits, first visit if for preparation and making impression of the teeth for veneers and the second for bonding the veneers to the teeth. Permanent Veneers are custom made in a dental laboratory and it may take about 5-6 working days for the same. During this time, the dentist places temporary veneers.
- Long term.
- Uniform results in cases of multiple teeth.
- Major changes can be made in the smile.
- Relatively expensive as compared to cosmetic re-contouring.
- Multiple visits