Your self-image has a lot to do with how you feel about your appearance, and particularly your smile. If you are unhappy with the way you look, cosmetic dentistry may be the answer to your problems.
Frequently asked questions
What do we mean by cosmetic dentistry?
The word “cosmetic” refers to beneficial changes in appearance. Thus cosmetic dentistry is all dental work that restores or improves a person’s appearance.
Who is a cosmetic dentist?
Every dentist learns to do procedures in a way that conserves or improves a patient’s appearance. Some dentists continue to study and specialize in procedures that are done specifically for the purpose of enhancing a person’s appearance.
What is a smile analysis?
Smile analysis involves a study of all the elements of your smile such as teeth appearance and alignment, gums, jaws and also your facial features and how they all fit together. This is the first step towards achieving your beautiful smile.
How can I choose the right cosmetic dentist?
Ask your dentist about his or her training and experience. Ask for photos of previous work. You may need to select more than one person, working as a team to take best advantage of each one’s experience, skills, and training.
What can be done to improve a smile using 21st century techniques?
We are fortunate to live in times in which numerous options are available. These include making teeth whiter; altering their size, shape, balance, colour, and alignment; filling in parts of teeth that are missing because of decay or injury; and even replacing teeth that are missing entirely.
How can chipped or discoloured front teeth be restored?
This can often be done by bonding with composite resin.
How can damaged back teeth be restored?
Back teeth with cavities or traumatic injuries can now be repaired with non-metallic tooth-coloured material that bonds to the tooth substance.
What techniques can be used to correct more severe problems?
Porcelain veneers, thin layers of porcelain material, can be used to change the appearance of misshapen or undersized tooth. Porcelain crowns can be used to replace the part of the tooth that rises above the gums.
How can we change the position of teeth that do not meet together well?
Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in correcting malocclusions (bad bites). Dr. Anitha Alageshan is a trained Orthodontist who can guide you with the best options available in the market. We use traditional braces or clear aligners to move teeth into more attractive and functional positions.
What if some teeth are missing?
A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. A porcelain crown that looks just like a natural tooth can then be connected to the implant.