A smile is the first introduction. A perfect smile helps in breaking barriers and be viewed positively. A perfect smile has many components that go hand-in-hand. It ranges from finding a solution to such issues like discolored or stained teeth to fixing broken, cracked or chipped teeth. On the next level, it requires finding solutions to gum issues which can be simple infections to deep-rooted infections that may have advanced to gum diseases. On a much higher level, cosmetic dentistry might involve aligning the teeth for all its misalignment (malocclusion) and the subsequent bite problems.
A unique holistic approach gives a perfect solution to improving the smile and general appearance in a person. The holistic solution encompasses such factors like health of the teeth and gums, their functionalities, analyzing the overall facial features and customizing a solution that would be unique. The cosmetic surgeon has to spend quality time in talking to the patient about their intentions, and goals. It is the duty of the cosmetic surgeon to explain what is realistically achievable. The cosmetic surgeon would also utilize the opportunity to explain the natural facial aesthetic already present and how to optimally utilize them when planning for a smile makeover. The cosmetic surgeon would also take into account the skin tone, eye color, facial features, the general shape of the face, before embarking on giving a broad plan to improve the smile. All these talks with the patient are part of the elaborate smile design phase of treatment. Without this, the patient might have no clue why any treatment is carried out and more importantly would not know what results to expect.
The smile designing or smile make-over can consist of either non-surgical and surgical options, or anyone of the options depending on the solution to be arrived at. Most of the times, a holistic smile designing makeover will encompass many of the below-outlined procedures and it may run for few years of orthodontic treatment is also involved.
Teeth that are heavily stained or discolored due consumption of beverages like cola, coffee, tea, wine, etc, and the use of tobacco. Smoking also can cause stain due to the tobacco present. In-office teeth whitening procedures can give a reprieve from stains. It gives the added benefit of choosing the shade of white you wanted.
Dental cavities can leave a nasty sight when you smile or laugh. Laughing out loud is a complete no-no to people with cavities. Tooth-colored composite dental fillings are an ideal solution for closing the cavities after a thorough clean-up.
Chipped or larger than usual spaces between teeth can produce an unaesthetic smile. Besides aesthetic reasons, they also cause food particles to get caught in between providing a nightmare to proper oral hygiene. Dental bonding is a process where a coating on the surface of the teeth with resin-like materials are given addresses the problem. Bonding materials are also available in tooth color thereby ensuring the aesthetics of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are also one of the solutions to a chipped tooth. The severely discolored teeth can also benefit from fixing of dental veneers on them.
Dental crowns are made of porcelain and they resemble a natural tooth. A completely damaged tooth due to decay or injury can be fitted with crown or cap to cover your teeth. Crowns provide safety to the tooth from getting damaged further.
Missing teeth are addressed using dental implants. Based on the number of teeth missing, the types of dental implants can be decided. They are the best alternative to missing tooth as they provide the best alternative to a natural tooth.
Other Complex Surgical Corrections
The anatomy of the smile is studied. Advanced simulations and software are used to pick and choose the smile that fits your face. This is made possible by capturing the digital image of your facial features which includes the position and construct of your teeth, gums and the general oral region. After this, the simulations would be studied together with the patient and the best possible solution will be picked. Based on the pick, the cosmetic surgeon then proceeds to construct a perfect smile. The entire plan may include one or more surgeries followed by orthodontic treatment (dental braces) if required.
At Oris Dental Center we do all the above mentioned surgical and non-surgical cosmetic dentistry procedures. Book an appointment with us to have a first level consultation on what cosmetic dental treatment fits you. Our award-winning dentists shall provide you with a plan that can restore a confident smile.