The aim of cosmetic dentistry is beautiful, aesthetic smile, which gives confidence and freedom to its owner. It can fix many problems in connection with the tooth colour, size, shape or also condition. Here are some interesting cosmetic dentistry procedures, which may also help you.
Gummy smile - many people cope with this problem every day. This term means, that when you smile, not only your teeth, but also your gums are visible. Gummy smile can be corrected with several treatments, for example, surgical lip repositioning, orthodontics, laser gum reshaping and so on. These treatments are made by orthodontists, oral surgeons or periodontists, many of them can be done at a dentistry.
When you have tooth decay and you do not stop the problem on time, you can also have more serious issues later. The damaged surface can become too big for a filling or some part of your tooth can broke down. If your tooth do not have healthy part anymore, it should be extracted and replaced with an implant. However, if your tooth still has healthy parts, it can be saved with an inlay or onlay. This means, that the dentist recovers your teeth with porcelain or a precious metal of your choice. In some cases smaller inlays are made out of composite filling material. The difference between inlay and onlay is the size and the position. The inlay is used when the wall of the tooth or some cusps are missing, and the onlay is used, when the top of the tooth is missing. Inlays and onlays are made in the dental laboratory before being fitted into place.
Dentists use tooth-coloured composite filling material for broken, chipped, discolored and decayed teeth to replace the missing parts of the teeth. They apply this material onto the surface of the tooth, sculpt it and harden with high-intensity light. This process usually takes one visit, but there are some cases, when the missing part has to be sculpted at the laboratory and placed onto the teeth at the next visit. After the bonding treatment, the result is a natural and healthy looking tooth.