Cosmetic dentistry improves the aesthetics and function of teeth. It combines art and science to enhance a patient’s teeth and smile, which can increase self-confidence and appearance.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening, Dental Veneers and Gummy Smile Surgery
- Makes your smile even more beautiful
- Increases your self-confidence
What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures can enhance my smile?
There are many cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Depending on what you are looking for, some procedures include teeth whitening, gummy smile surgery and dental veneers.
Is teeth whitening safe?
So far, no studies show that teeth whitening can be dangerous for your tooth or health. However, it is important teeth whitening is performed under the supervision of a dentist so the procedure can be customized to your teeth.
What causes a gummy smile and how can I fix it?
There are a variety of causes to a gummy smile which include an excessive display of gum tissue, hyperactivity in the movement of your upper lips which can cause it to rise higher than normal, exposing more gum tissue and the way your upper jaw bone developed. To fix a gummy smile, surgery can be done to alter uneven gums and lengthen teeth appearance.
What is the procedure to get a dental veneer?
Firstly, the dentist will examine your teeth to ensure this an appropriate procedure for you. After confirming this is a suitable procedure, the tooth is prepared by removing ½ millimeter of enamel from the surface. Next, a model or impression is made of your tooth, which will help construct your veneer. After slight adjustments are made on the veneer, the tooth will be cleaned and polished and then the veneer will be applied using a special light beam.
Teeth Whitening: teeth naturally darken over time and certain foods or drinks can also affect the colour. To whiten teeth, a special bleach is used on the front surface of the tooth and heat is applied to start the bleaching action.
Gummy Smile Surgery: a “gummy smile” is a smile that exposes a larger than average amount of gum tissue. sed to correct the “gummy smile”, fix uneven gums and lengthen the appearance of teeth.
Dental Veneers: used to treat teeth that are chipped, broken, worn down, discoloured or have gaps between them. Veneers are custom-made shells that are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth to improve appearance.