Nowadays, for every dental problem only a dentist is not enough. You may have notice the term ‘cosmetic dentistry’ while exploring services of medical dentistry. While traditional dentistry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems related to health, hygiene, infections and diseases of teeth and mouth; cosmetic dentistry refers to all the dental procedures done in order to enhance the appearance of your face by improving the beauty of your teeth, mouth and smile! In short, cosmetic dentistry includes all the other treatments, that you desire and wish for your dental beauty, beside necessary dental treatments that regular dentists provide.
We here, at Dr. A.K.’s Cosmetic Surgery center, have specialized team of dental surgeons and dermatologists who have skills to fulfill all your desires related to your dental beauty. Looking forward and offering you a comfortable experience that’s worth undergoing!
Our dental services include the following services:
Inlays / Onlays
These are indirect dental fillings used to restore decayed or damaged teeth. Fillings used within the space between cusps and at the center of tooth are referred to as inlays while those used as coverage of more than one cusps or whole of the biting surface of a tooth are called onlays.
Inlays and onlays can sometimes be used as a better alternative to dental crowns and other conventional dental fillings. These fillings benefit the teeth in both esthetic and functional manner. They are usually made up of gold, porcelain or composite resin materials.
Gold inlays/onlays are used by many people but when it comes to a solution that is best by both functional as well as esthetic point of view, porcelain inlays/onlays are at the top. Porcelain inlays and onlays are close to tooth color and they do not get discolored over time as it happens with those tooth-colored resin fillings. Inlays/onlays are stronger, durable and long lasting than traditional fillings.
Teeth whitening is the most common procedure for which people look for a cosmetic dental surgeon. Beautiful teeth adds to the beauty of smile and overall face. Teeth whitening procedure equally benefits both men and women who are eager to enhance the color and brightness of their teeth.
The procedure is meant to restore the bright color of teeth by removing dirt and plaque. The treatment is useful to get rid of teeth staining and restore teeth shine. Teeth staining occurs due to many reasons like aging, routine wear and tear, eating habits, smoking, drug intakes, drinking alcohol or excessive coffee, teeth grinding habit, poor oral hygiene, dental injuries or trauma etc.
It is another frequently used smile makeover treatment. Veneer is a shell like thing, usually a layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is used to repair crooked teeth, worn out enamel of teeth, uneven alignment or irregular gap between teeth, teeth discoloration and cracks in teeth. Veneers are applied to damaged teeth using a special dental adhesive material and usually doesn’t need removal of underneath tooth structure.
Although dental veneers are usually used to enhance dental appearance and beauty, but they are also useful to protect damaged teeth and can help in preventing further tooth- damage and more severe problems. Another benefit of dental veneers is that they appear to be exceptionally realistic and matching to one’s natural teeth.
Dental implants are the long-term replacements that are used in place of lost teeth. A little screw like thing, made up of titanium, is inserted in the jaw at the place of the tooth that is missing. The screw acts as an artificial root and is actually used as a support to dental crown that is to be placed at the place of missing tooth.
Good thing about these implants is that they have exceptionally natural appearance and are hardly distinguishable between surrounding natural teeth. Also, these implants get permanently fixed into the place with the passage of time and growth of supporting tissues and bone. They are safe and neither disturb the original size and shape of jawbone nor do they damage adjacent or neighboring teeth.
Other options for replacing missing teeth include using bridges or dental crowns and full or partial dentures.
It is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry methods which is used to repair decayed, damaged, chipped, cracked or discolored teeth. Tooth-colored composites are used to fill cavities, gaps and to mend cracks, chips and worn out edges of teeth.
Cavities and decays are first drilled out, then the enamel-like composite is placed on the surface of the tooth. The applied composite is then carved out to give proper shape and contouring of a natural tooth and then a high intensity light is used to harden and fix it in place. Composite being of the same color as natural tooth enamel, easily blends in the surrounding natural teeth and gives an overall healthy and natural looking smile.
Teeth Straightening (Orthodontic)
An Orthodontic method of teeth straightening uses different kinds of braces, invisalign, and combination of both to help straighten crooked, uneven and irregularly placed teeth. Uneven and crooked teeth affect one’s smile a lot. Not only that they affect the facial beauty but in some cases such teeth can even cause problems in biting and chewing. So, it becomes necessary to get them treated.
There are many different methods including orthodontic methods as well as those which do not include the use of braces or aligners to straighten the teeth. The available orthodontics for straightening irregular teeth include using fixed orthodontic braces, lingual braces, invisalign, inman aligner and damon braces.
Gum depigmentation, also called gum bleaching, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to remove dark spots and patches on gums. It is used to correct the discolored gums. Discolored or pigmented gums are generally harmless and painless but they affect one’s smile and facial beauty a lot, so people usually want to get rid of them.
Generally, the reason behind the depigmentation of gums is the presence of excess melanin in some areas of the gums. Discoloration can also occur due to use of certain medications for a long time period or it may have genetic reasons. Smoking and poor oral hygiene can also lead to certain gum diseases which in result cause discoloration of gums. Gum depigmentation method is the only solution which can either be a surgical method or a laser treatment.