Cosmetic dentistry is basically aimed at providing a makeover to your teeth for better and lasting health, function and appearance of the teeth and to improve mouth shape and smile. It is an elective treatment that is becoming widespread in today’s health conscious mindsets thanks to advancement in dental technology.
Cosmetic dentistry in the past was limited to few customers like showbiz people, etc., but today is opted by many common people also. The various types of cosmetic dentistry procedure include:
- Teeth Whitening: This is the simplest of procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth. This process is pretty simple and can be carried out in your dentist’s office.
- Dental Veneers: These are custom-made wafer-thin porcelain or resin shells covering the front surface of the teeth having tooth-like color.
- Inlays and Outlays: These are indirect fillings created in labs of maybe gold, porcelain, etc that are used to fill damaged or decayed teeth.
- Dental Crown: This involves placing a cap over damaged or decayed tooth above the gum line restoring the shape, strength and appearance of the tooth.
Who can carry out cosmetic dentistry?
Some can be carried out in your dentist’s office, but some require specialization.