by Kumar T. Vadivel, DDS,FDS RCS,MS
What Treatments Are Used in Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry services include treatments which are designed to better the aesthetic appeal of a person’s teeth and gums. Services can include:
2.Correcting crowding or alignment problems
3.Applying veneers or crowns to craft a more uniform-looking, bright smile
Cosmetic dentistry assists patients with achieving their best possible smile so they can feel happier and more self assured in regards to their teeth. These treatments will also help to protect teeth and gum and keep them healthy.
What Do Each of the Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Do?
Several different oral conditions can be addressed with cosmetic treatments such as:
- Teeth whitening removes external stains and yellowing
- Veneers cover internal staining as well as correct gaps, hide chips, repair breaks, and make teeth look straight and more alike
- Crowns also cover stained teeth and chipped or cracked teeth in addition to metal fillings
- Orthodontic treatments help to align teeth, bring together gaps, and repair overcrowding and alignment issues
Each patient will require a unique treatment plan so the dentist will assist them by helping them to chose the type of procedure or procedures which will be best for their personal requirements.
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration all describe a cosmetic treatment which rebuilds and simultaneously restores all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth reconstruction usually involves cosmetic and restorative dental treatments such as crowns, bridges and veneers. Dental specialists such as periodontists who specialize in the gums, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and endodontists who treat the tooth’s interior can also be brought in to assist with the treatments. A full mouth reconstruction may be needed when:
Teeth have been lost because of decay or trauma
Teeth have been fractured or damaged
Teeth are extremely worn because of long-term acid erosion from acidic foods, beverages, and acid reflux or because of teeth grinding
Persistent jaw, muscle, and headache pain which will require adjustments to the person’s bite