Cosmetic dentistry aims at creating a positive change to your teeth and smile. From subtle changes to major repairs, we at Remi Dental perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped or are missing. Smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more.
What can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry?
- Crooked teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Teeth which are sticking out.
- Yellow or discolored teeth.
- Conditions where excess gums are visible while smiling – Gummy smiles.
- Dark gums.
- Ugly and artificial looking dental crowns.
- Other tooth defects such as fluorosis, tetracycline stains etc.
- Worn out teeth.
- Teeth which are disproportionate to the face (too big or too small) or with each other.
- Any hitch in the smile can be altered and worked upon.
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Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It cannot make a complete color change, but it may lighten the existing shade. There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin color vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discolored as we get older.
Your teeth can also be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee etc. Smoking can also stain teeth. ‘Calculus’ or tartar can also affect the color of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.
Most teeth can be whitened (also known as bleaching) and there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. External tooth whitening happens when vital teeth are bleached by direct contact with a safe and commonly used whitening agent, either in a dental office or at home. This means that in most situations, tooth whitening is possible and safe.
Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening.
Types Of Bleaching
Professional Bleaching: Also called as In-Office Bleaching or Chair side bleaching and usually requires only one visit. The Dentist will apply a protective gel to the gums and then bleaching agent on the teeth. Whitening products contain tooth bleaching agents (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which make the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
At Home Bleach: For this type of bleach a custom-made tray is provided by the dentist. In this case, the dentist will give you instructions on how to place the bleaching solution in the tray and for what length of time. This may be a preferred option if you feel more comfortable whitening in your own home.
Also there are no side-effects except that some patient may complain of mild sensitivity. Further, it is important to remember that only natural teeth will be whitened, and that any crowns, bridges or dentures you have will stay the same shade. The bleaching effect is temporary. Based on dietary habits, teeth will revert to natural color.
CERAMIC VENEERS/ METAL-FREE CERAMIC CROWNS
Both these treatment modalities used either individually or in combination with each other to bring out the true magic of a dazzling smile transformation. Defects like stained teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, excessively small teeth, excessively large teeth, surface defects on teeth, and gaps between teeth, overall unaesthetic smile etc. can be corrected in addition to the smile enhancements to glamorous proportions using veneers and metal free crowns. Even regular smiles can be improved by altering the shade and the smile line to bring it in harmony with the rest of the face.
Are you looking to add sparkle to your personality?? Want a million dollar smile? Be a fashionista and flaunt your party spirit with our “tooth jewel” on your teeth. It is simple, quick and painless procedure that will make people turn heads as you flash your smile. The crystals can match your clothes as they come in a vast array of colors.
What is tooth jewellery?
As name suggests tooth jewellery is diamond stud, gem or crystal specifically designed to bind firmly on front surface of natural tooth. It is available in different shape and sizes.
The procedure of fixing tooth gem is very simple and usually takes about 10-15 minutes. It is painless, risk free and non invasive. The dentist usually uses a composite resin to bind the jewel to the tooth surface. Properly adhered studs may last from 6months to years and even longer if properly maintained.
If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.
What Causes Uneven Gums?
A number of things can cause your gums to be too low or too high. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or taking certain prescribed drugs.
Gums that are too high and make your teeth appear long are often caused by gum recession, a condition in which gum tissue pulls back from a tooth and exposes the tooth’s root. Not only can gum recession make your teeth look long, it can lead to serious dental problems such as decay and tooth loss. Gum recession may also be a sign of periodontal disease, the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bone).
Gum Contouring Surgery: Is It Necessary?
Gum contouring alone is considered a cosmetic procedure. Most of the time it is not medically necessary. Most people have their gums reshaped to improve the appearance of their smile. However, some people undergo gum contouring surgery as part of other necessary periodontal procedures, such as crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and regenerative procedures.
Our smile design dentistry concentrates exclusively on giving your smile a complete “make over”.
Our expert doctors assess your condition initially and take the necessary records and give you an idea as how you would like to change your smile.
Procedures in our smile design dentistry
There are various procedures involved in smile designing such as,
The width & height of your smile, your natural skin tone, the amount of gum & tooth display while you smile all those factors are taken into consideration when deciding your “ideal smile”.
Cosmetic dentist along with a team of specialists work together in achieving your valuable smile that you have always wanted.
The ultimate results will be decided once the patient & the team of dentists have agreed upon based on the patient’s exact needs.
Composite laminates are a type of tooth colored restoration which aims at correcting dental deformities and discolored teeth.
These composite laminates do not involve laboratory preparation and can be applied directly onto the tooth surface.
These can be given instead of old fractured fillings especially for the front teeth. To improve the life of these laminates, the patient might have to visit the us every six months for a checkup.
Ceramic veneers unlike composite laminates have to be fabricated in a laboratory and are cemented onto the tooth surface using appropriate adhesive resins.
These ceramic veneers are ideal for severe cases such as discolored teeth, uneven/chipped teeth and in some cases when there is a minimal spacing between front teeth.
Just like any other fillings, care must be taken with veneers too, such as avoiding biting anything hard with the restored teeth & grinding these teeth with the natural teeth.
Teeth Lengthening also known as crown lengthening
This procedure is done in cases where a greater amount of the clinical crown is exposed, either conventionally or using LASER, to improve the esthetic value of the patient’s smile.
In many cases, short clinical crown height or “a gummy smile” leads to an un-appealing look and in turn forcing the patient smile un-naturally.
Crown lengthening is done by a Periodontist. The necessary X-Rays are taken to assess the amount of available crown height. The surgical cut is made on the gums to expose more crown height. Once the desired length is achieved the surgical area is washed with saline solution.
Surgical Correction Of Lips & Jaws
Improving one’s smile also involves altering the position of his or her lips and jaws. In cases of short lip length, (which can also result in gummy smile) the upper lip is re-positioned to reduce “gummy show”. The jaws, when not in alignment with one another can also result in an undesirable smile.
After the routine X-rays, pre-op photos & study models are analyzed, a mock surgery is performed to provide the patient an interim treatment plan.
After this, the required surgery is performed by a panel of experts including an oral surgeon, a cosmetic dentist & an Orthodontist to achieve the desired result by the patient.
Thus, our smile design dentistry will promise you to get back your Priceless Smile, with more affordable price, the best Dental care for the family.