Cosmetic dentistry deals with improving the aesthetics of the teeth and gums. A cosmetic dentist is dedicated to performing procedures such as teeth whitening, removal of plaque and tartar, installing veneers, crowns and bridges, reshaping the teeth which have undergone any damage due to external trauma, restoring the gums to their original shape, etc. These are some of the cosmetic dental procedures that we offer, which are coupled with state of the art facilities and highly trained dentists.
Tooth-colored fillings or white fillings are generally composed of composites or porcelain material. Tooth-colored fillings can closely match the color of the tooth, making them nearly undetectable. They can be used to fill cavities, repair and cover unpleasant cracks and fractures. As the dentist uses tooth-colored fillings to repair a damaged tooth, the decay is first removed from the cavity and the tooth has to be disinfected. The dentist may also apply some medication on to the cavity, which helps prevent further infections. Later, the filling is applied and then, framed according to the contour of the tooth. These cosmetic solutions are pretty durable and long-lasting.
We offer several cosmetic solutions to our patients. Here are a few:
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges are restorative dental appliances which are used to improve both the functionality and aesthetics of teeth. Crowns are cap-like structures which cover a tooth entirely. They are mainly used to hold a damaged tooth intact and to improve its appearance. A bridge is used to bridge the gap between two teeth, just as the name suggests. It is essentially an artificial tooth which is used to replace a missing natural tooth.
Dental implants are artificial implants that are used to replace natural teeth. Implants consist of a metal post and an artificial tooth. Dental implants are known to be the best solution to replace missing teeth due to their stability and durability.
An implant consists of a metal stud/post, which is usually made up of titanium. The metal post is designed to contain grooves on its surface, just like a screw. The metal post goes into a hole which will be made into the jawbone. The visible tooth-like crown will either be made from porcelain or composite. The crown will be attached to the metal post with the help of an abutment and adhesives.
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