A Dazzling Smile can ignite a room and project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. How often have you looked at the Hollywood stars and envied their pearly white teeth as they dazzled under the arc lights.
Aesthetic dentistry is not a speciality “per se” in dentistry but what it involves is an amalgamation of different techniques performed by one or more specialized dentists working together to transform the smile of an individual to a dazzling beautiful harmonious smile, bursting with energy and radiating enthusiasm.
The advantage at Mahendra Dental Clinic is that we are a multi-specialty team comprising of specialist dentists who are highly skilled in their area of specialty. We work together very efficiently on the patient’s smile producing the best result for the patient.
There is no single approach that fulfils the needs of every patient. Cosmetic dentistry may involve one or many of the following:
The most revolutionary advancement in Cosmetic dentistry. They are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the outer surface of your teeth to transform misaligned, crowded, broken, discolored or misshapen teeth to dazzling pearly whites with perfect shape. It is a blend of art and science that enables a skilled practitioner to achieve a sensational effect.
If you are unhappy with your smile, Porcelain Veneers can make your dreams come true!
If you are not happy with your smile because of discolorations and unevenness of your teeth, or you have fillings that have darkened, then Porcelain Veneers are the best option.
Harder than tooth enamel – resisting wear and stains for many years. When firmly bonded to a sturdy substructure, such as a tooth, it becomes very strong and durable. Veneers can be used to correct stains, discoloured, worn, chipped or cracked, and misaligned teeth. The use of porcelain veneers is gaining immense popularity due to the long-lasting benefits.
*The warranty is valid subject to having a dental check up & cleaning at a Mahendra Dental Clinic every six months.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Realistic appearance: Porcelain Veneers are glass-like translucent shells, which have a great advantage over cosmetic dental bonding. When bonded onto a tooth’s surface, they mimic the light handling characteristics of the tooth enamel. The translucency effect provides a sense of depth, and thus a very life like appearance, unlike dental bonding. This is of utmost importance to creating natural-looking teeth.
Resists Staining: In the past, cosmetic dental bonding materials were susceptible to staining and discoloring. This was especially a problem for those people whose teeth had excessive exposure to tea, coffee, red wine, or cigarette smoking. Since porcelain is made from ceramic, and therefore glass-like, its surface is extremely smooth and impervious – meaning the surface of a Porcelain Veneer will not pick up permanent stains.
Lumineers is the latest cosmetic dentistry in the US and around the world.The perfect dental treatment for a smile makeover! Made of patented cerinate porcelain, veneers are wafer thin and is a painless method to achieve permanently whiter and perfectly aligned teeth. It is applied to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a natural looking smile. Lumineers can even be placed over existing crowns or bridgework, without having to replace them.
Now you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Thousands of people around the world who want to look and feel better about themselves are choosing to correct their smiles with patented Lumineers.
Unlike normal veneers, whereby the cosmetic dentist has to reduce the outer surface of your teeth by 0.5mm to 0.75 mm to create space for the veneer, Lumineers don’t require the tooth to be drilled because of their wafer thin structure. In some cases, tooth contouring may be necessary, but to a lesser extent.
This means you can correct a wide variety of unsightly dental distortions or conditions such as:
- Tooth discolouration
- Unsightly gaps between teeth
- Permanent stains
- Broken or misshapen teeth
- Discolored crowns or bridges
What are the advantages?
- No injections*
- No drilling of healthy tooth structure*
- A beautiful, natural-looking smile in only two easy dental visits.
*Note: In some cases, teeth may have to be contoured before bonding Lumineers.
3. Tooth Contouring
Small changes can have a big impact, and that’s particularly the case with tooth contouring. This procedure has functional benefits that range from smoothing out pointy edges to fixing minor imperfections in the bite position, but the main benefit is cosmetic. Tooth contouring can get rid of the unsightly protrusions marring your otherwise-dazzling smile.
Is Tooth Contouring Right for You?
Even tiny adjustments can improve the overall look and feel of your teeth, and dental contouring is the best way to do it. If your pearly-whites are blemished by a few teeth that are too pointy, crooked or lean toward one side, and you don’t want major cosmetic dentistry, tooth contouring is the quick, easy and pocket-friendly option for you!
How Does Tooth Contouring Work?
At the Mahendra Dental Clinic, one of our experienced dentists will start with a thorough examination of your teeth. After a comprehensive diagnosis, our dentist will discuss the procedure with you thoroughly, so you’ll have a better idea of the result you should expect. Dental X-rays may be needed before the contouring begins, to ensure that your teeth are sufficiently healthy and disease-free.
Tooth contouring doesn’t rattle your nerves, so there’s no need for anesthetics. In most cases, only the enamel (the hard coating) is removed using a drill. Once your tooth is sculpted, it is polished to get rid of any bumps and to give it a nice shine.
The results are immediate and you can quickly get back out and start dazzling everyone with that charming smile!
How Painful is Tooth Contouring?
This is one dentist’s appointment that won’t give you nightmares, because it’s virtually painless. There may be some sensitivity to cold/hot food and drinks, but it disappears completely in a day or two. Since there’s no damage or trauma to heal, you can usually start eating normally right away.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile, and that first impression goes a long way. Even with symmetric teeth that are perfectly aligned and spotless, an uneven gum line or one that falls far below the lip line can be uncomfortable and make you think twice about flashing your otherwise charming smile.
Uneven, receded or over-sized gums can also lead to further complications and affect oral health. You gums should complement your smile, not grab attention by being unsightly, but don’t fret about it, because they are easily corrected with gum reshaping procedures!
Gum reshaping is an excellent option for reducing the size of your gums so they stay proportional to the rest of the mouth. There are a variety of options to enhance your gum line for an even contour and uniform height.
What Causes Uneven Gums?
Gums can be uneven, placed too low or too high for a number of reasons, including genetic pre-disposition, health problem
or even as side-effects of some common prescription drugs.
Gums that are too low make teeth look longer and often caused by gum recession, where tissue retracts from the teeth and exposes the root. It can lead to serious dental problems like decaying and tooth loss. Overgrown gums can also be an indication of periodontal disease (Gingivitis), or the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth, gums and bone.
Gum Reshaping Benefits
With our advanced dentistry procedures at Monarch Dental Clinic, we can perfectly contour your gum line to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. Gum reshaping can benefit you both physically and socially and has many advantages over other procedures.
- Symmetric gum line
- Optimum gum-to-tooth ratio
- Safe, fast and virtually painless procedure
- Controlling bleeding and swelling
- Short recovery period and permanent results
- Reduces chances of infection and inflammation
- Improves your looks and self-confidence
- Makes you less self-conscious
Other Related Procedures
Gum reshaping can be performed with other cosmetic dental procedures as part of a larger cosmetic treatment plan for a complete makeover.
Gum re-sculpting or Gingival sculpting involves re-contouring the gum and the supporting bone structure.
In a crown lengthening procedure, conscious intravenous (IV) sedation and a local anesthetic is administered, and the excess gum and bone tissue is re-contoured to expose more of your natural teeth.
For people who have lost gum tissue due to poor dental hygiene, aggressive brushing, or gum disease, Papillary regeneration can fill the spaces between teeth and cover prominent teeth. Delicate gingival biotypes from progression of periodontitis can also be rectified.
With the application of connective-tissue periodontal grafts and various plastic surgery techniques, these procedures can accurately deliver the desired results