The dentist evaluates all aspects of your dental health to revise your smile and address your cosmetic concerns such as dark gums, gummy smiles, missing teeth, discoloured or mal aligned teeth.
Smile Makeover entails a combination of several procedures like Teeth and Gum Recontouring, Teeth Whitening and Bleaching, Dental Bonding, Veneers and Laminates and Crowns and Bridges to achieve that mesmerising dazzling smile.The end result is an enhanced appearance, that allows you to enjoy the confidence and attractiveness you have always desired.
If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you may have a condition that is commonly called a "gummy smile" or excessive gingival display.Gummy smile can have a negative affect on the esthetics of your smile. The good news is that a gummy smile can be corrected through various treatment options.
If you think you have a gummy smile, visit your dentist for confirmation and treatment options. Your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth and gums to determine the extent of the excessive gingival display and any possible causes. This examination may involve conventional and/or digital impressions of your teeth and gums. You may also need X-ray imaging so that the teeth roots and jaw bone can be carefully examined.
A dentist can perform a "crown lengthening" procedure to correct the appearance of a gummy smile. During this procedure, the periodontist will remove the excess gum tissue – and possibly bone – in order to expose more of the teeth's surface. This Surgical Sculpting procedure can be performed on one or more teeth to create an even gum line or a more natural looking smile. As a result, gummy smile sufferers see more of their teeth when they smile and less of their gums.
Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early.
Intrinsic stains are those that form on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals (like tetracycline) during teeth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride. In the past, it was thought that intrinsic stains were too resistant to be corrected by bleaching. Today, cosmetic dentistry experts believe that even deep-set intrinsic stains can be removed with supervised take-home teeth whitening that is maintained over a matter of months or even a year. If all else fails, there are alternative cosmetic solutions to treat intrinsic staining, such as dental veneers.
Body art is increasing in popularity within a fashion industry. It includes tattooing, body piercings and oral jewellery, which consists of soft tissue piercings and/or objects attached to teeth. All body piercing presents a level of risk of infection. Because of the presence and variety of bacteria in the oral cavity, oral piercings are considered to have higher risk and are therefore strongly discouraged. But, now a new craze is sweeping across the world that will make you shine like a star...to really be glamorous, unique, and fashionable, tantalize your teeth with top-quality teeth jewellry which is painless, no risk of infection, and add sparkle to a smile.
As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges.You have them in either metal, metal in overlaid ceramic (porcelain fused to metal) or the latest metal free (all ceramic) crowns. The PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns have a metal base coated with ceramic. PFM's came closer to the look of real teeth and also provided good strength, durability and fit. A drawback of these crowns however could be a black metal line seen along the border of the crown. Also, it is difficult to achieve the translucency of your natural teeth with a restoration that has a metal framework. Light does not pass through the metal base like it does through your own natural teeth, leaving a dull lifeless appearance.
On the other hand in metal free ceramic crowns, the metallic look and the black lines disappear. They are not only highly aesthetic but also offer high strength restorations to dental industry.
Defects in teeth are easily noticeable. Whether it is a chipped front teeth, an extra pointed canine, or slightly different teeth sizes, the flaws are apparent. Indeed they are subtle, but they never go unnoticed. If these flaws mar your otherwise beautiful smile, you can remove them and make your smile pretty once again. This is done by an economical procedure called teeth contouring or reshaping.
Teeth contouring is a method in which a small portion of the teeth enamel is removed with a drill. Once the teeth has been modified, it is given a coat of polish for better and smoother finishing. The shape of the treated teeth improves it looks better to the eye and fits well with neighboring teeth. Generally, teeth contouring is performed on those teeth that are the most visible such as your front incisors and canines on the upper gum. Teeth contouring can be used for treating a number of defects such as small chips, overlapping teeth, uneven length and pointed teeth. The process is also used for correcting small bite problems that arise when teeth come in an uneven contact between each other. If you want to give your teeth a more masculine or feminine appearance, then also a teeth-contouring procedure can help you out. Your teeth will have to be rounded or squared at the edges, and your desired results will be achieved.
Teeth coloured fillings or cosmetic restorations are fast gaining popularity over their silver counterparts. Amalgam restorations or silver fillings, as they are commonly known, are now a thing of the past, with every aesthetic conscious person asking for the cosmetic ones!!! Silver (amalgam) fillings tend to darken over a period of time. They also have a tendency to corrode and leak over time, thereby increasing chances of secondary decay.
Cosmetic (teeth coloured) fillings, on the other hand are not only more aesthetic but they also require less amount of teeth cutting. Also, since they bond to the teeth structure, chances of secondary decays are reduced to a great extent. Being available in a variety of shades the teeth coloured restorations blend in beautifully with the adjacent teeth structure, looking absolutely natural. We use a wide range of the time and tried products of composites (teeth coloured fillings) available and used all over the world (3M INTERNATIONAL, DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL, IVOCLAR INTERNATIONAL) This soft material is added to prepared cavity in layers and is sculpted, following the contours of your natural teeth. It is then cured (hardened) by a high intensity blue light. The material hardens immediately and after a little polishing you walk out of the clinic and are free to eat, drink whatever you want, immediately!!!
So now have your decays restored without worrying about the dark silver showing everytime you open your mouth to talk, laugh or eat!!! Cosmetic (teeth coloured ) fillings are now the most preferred restorations by one and all.