A 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.
There are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve your dental appearance.
Sometimes 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
Teeth 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.
In 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.
Veneers 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 or chipped.