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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental esthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

Cosmetic dentistry involves:

1. The addition of a dental material to teeth or gums- examples: bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), gum grafts.

2. The removal of tooth structure or gums- examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy.

3. Neither adding nor removing dental materials, tooth structure, or gums- examples: teeth whitening, gum depigmentation.

4. Straightening of teeth accompanied by improvement in appearance of face- Orthodontics.

Whitening or "tooth bleaching" , is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear, while other just want a whiter shade. Discolouration occurs in the enamel & can be caused by medication , coffee, tea & cigarettes. Discolouration also can be hereditary.

Laser whitening is a teeth whitening technique in which gums are covered with rubber & a bleaching chemical is applied on the teeth. Argon laser activates the bleaching chemical & lightens the teeth color. Laser whitening is said to be six times more effective in teeth whitening compared to other procedures.

Tooth reshaping removes parts of the enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. Small chipping of enamel, length alteration, shape or position of teeth, as well as in cases of tooth size Discrepancy can be improved. Also crooked or excessively long teeth can be corrected.

Bonding is a process in ehich enamel-like dental composite material is applied to tooth's surface,sculpted into shape, hardened & then polished.

Bridges are false teeth, known as pontics, which are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in areas left by missing teeth. Two crowns hold it in place, these are attached to adjacent sides of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out in the same way that partial bridges can. Bridges require commitment to serious oral hygiene & carry risk. Average life of bridges is similar to that of crowns which is nearly ten years.

Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They are an option for closing gaps, enhance the shape, or change the color of teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.

Implants are prosthetic replacements for missing teeth. There are three parts of omplant- Implant device which is predominantly made of titanium (which is inserted into the bone), the abutment, & a dental crown or a denture which are connected to the implant through the abutment.

Gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises & sculpts the gum line. Procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth.

We want you to look your best & have the smile you have always dreamed of. Make a great first impression with a beautiful & confident smile at Dr. Sachdeva's Dental Institute. We give our patients the chance to look & feel better about themselves. Our advanced cosmetic techniques are designed to make smiling feel good.


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