smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With many
advances in dental treatment, one no longer have to live with stained,
chipped, or missing teeth. With Cosmetic Dentistry, there are many
ways in which you can improve your smile. Even the most subtle change
in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look
and feel about yourself.
are a variety of products and procedures available to help you
improve your dental appearance.
a single tooth may become discoloured and may look out of place.
In such cases your dentist may consider having the tooth whitened
to match the rest of your teeth.
Teeth whitening is used to
correct discoloration of the teeth by removing the brown or yellow
staining. The term tooth whitening or tooth bleaching can refer to a
number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's
tooth such as Chemical whitening, Mild acid whitening, Abrasive
teeth brightening and Laser teeth whitening
bleaching are chemical process used to lighten the colour of the
patient's teeth. The procedure can be performed entirely in the
cosmetic dentist's office or it can be performed by the patient in
their home, using a materials provided by the dentist. The home
method is often used because it saves the patient from having to
make an office visit for each treatment.
the case of surface stain, the dentist may also suggest the use of
special whitening toothpaste. All such toothpastes help remove
surface stain through the action of mild abrasives. Whitening
toothpastes may also have special chemical or polishing agents that
provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches,
these products do not alter the intrinsic colour of teeth.
are very thin pieces of specially shaped porcelain or plastic, which
are glued over the front of the teeth and are often an alternative
to crowns. Fixing of Veneers requires little or no anaesthesia and
they are the cure for teeth that are severely discoloured, crooked