Improve Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Table of content
- What does cosmetic dentistry include?
- Why do people get cosmetic dentistry?
- Cosmetic dentistry procedures
- Does cosmetic dentistry have any side effects?
- Cosmetic dentistry prices
- Cosmetic dentistry before and after
What does cosmetic dentistry include?
Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetic aspect of teeth and oral cavity, aiming to give the teeth a more beautiful appearance or to repair shape or functional defect in the teeth such as cracks, fractures, crowding, and protrusion of the teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last two decades and has developed greatly, and as a result, patients have many and varied cosmetic options to reach the shape of the teeth or smile that satisfies them and to treat cosmetic defects in their teeth.
Why do people get cosmetic dentistry?
In most cases, the patient’s goal of cosmetic dentistry is not only to change its appearance, but there are medical cases and defects in the form or function of the teeth that require cosmetic dentistry to get rid of them, and among the most important common reasons for cosmetic dentistry:
Crooked teeth are a very common reason for esthetics.
Mal positioned teeth to annoy when you speak or smile, and it may cause a defect in the bite or occlusion of the jaw.
Therefore, this condition can be treated by cosmetic dentistry.
The protruding of the teeth is one of the problems that need cosmetic dentistry to treat, this may cause problems in the jaw and teeth and may affect the functions of biting pronunciation, and speech.
It can be treated by cosmetic dentistry either by dental crowns or by orthodontic treatment if the case is severe.
Discolored or stained teeth
Discoloration and yellowing of the teeth affect most people at some point in their lives, and you may notice them in a photo or when you look in the mirror. Yellowing of the teeth is an undesirable appearance.
Yellowing of the teeth occurs as a result of some foods and drinks that a person consumes continuously, some medications, medical conditions, aging, smoking, and other reasons.
Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of options to get rid of this problem.
Missing teeth results in an annoying and uncomfortable appearance for the patient, as it reduces his self-confidence and reduces his comfort when eating and speaking, the remaining teeth will move with time and diverge as a result of the gap caused by the missing tooth, and because of this, difficulty in chewing and speaking and cleaning teeth may occur.
The main causes of tooth loss are advanced age, gum disease, caries, and tooth extraction. Therefore, the best solution to this problem is dental implants or dental bridges.
Chipped or cracked teeth
Chipped or cracked teeth are common conditions, it occurs as a result of a fall or physical trauma to the mouth and jaws, or as a result of hard food or tooth decay. They can be repaired by dental fillings.
Also, a filling can treat several problems like increasing the length of the teeth, crowded teeth as well need cosmetic intervention to get a better shape and perfect smile.
Change of the face's shape
Increased OVD increases lower facial height, the ratio of lower facial height to total facial height, lip height, and nasolabial angle but decreases lip width. Prosthodontists are more sensitive to a smaller increase in OVD, closely followed by general dentists and then laypersons
If your teeth are misaligned or missing—or if gum disease makes chewing painful—then you may not be able to chew your food properly. Consequently, digestive problems may develop.
Additionally, a link has been associated between the oral microbiome and digestive health. the presence of bad bacteria in your mouth can cause your gums to become inflamed which can ultimately lead to gum disease.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures
Below we shed some light on common methods and ways of cosmetic dentistry, which are:
Teeth whitening is one of the most common forms of dental cosmetics used in the dentist’s office, as teeth pigmentation and yellowing of the teeth are very common.
Teeth whitening can be done at home using special medical preparations or non-medical whitening products as well.
Veneers are shells of different thicknesses made of porcelain, resin, or zircon and have the shade of natural teeth.
it covers the front surface of the teeth by sticking them to it with dental cement.
It is used in cases of teeth cracks, fractures, cavities, and in cases of pigmentation that cannot be treated by whitening the teeth.
Orthodontics is a very common form of dental aesthetics and correction of defects in alignment, crowding, or crooked teeth, many people do not have the correct alignment of the teeth, and this is why a large number of patients need orthodontics.
Orthodontics has several types that are widely used, such as metal braces, Invisalign braces, transparent braces, and others.
Dental implants are an ideal replacement for missing or severely damaged teeth by implanting a titanium root implant and a zirconium crown in the place of the missing tooth, and it also eliminates the need for dentures. Dental implants are strongly present in the field of cosmetic dentistry as a result of the significant negative impact of tooth loss on patients' self-confidence and the health of teeth. Dental implants are an ideal solution to replace missing teeth and restore their healthy appearance.
Dental crowns are an excellent cosmetic option and the final result can be achieved in just two sessions. Dental crowns fix the smile and restore the appearance of the teeth in fractures, decay, erosion, or discoloration of the teeth. It is an ideal choice for those who want to improve the shape, size, or strength of their teeth, and they are available in several different types and materials such as metal, porcelain, Zirconia, and resin, each according to the patient's financial need and budget.
Does cosmetic dentistry have any side effects?
Despite the great benefit of cosmetic dentistry, it has disadvantages and negatives that must be taken into account before going for a cosmetic procedure. Among the disadvantages of cosmetic dentistry:
- Cost: The cost of cosmetic dental procedures is generally high, and some procedures may cost up to $3,000.
- Irreversible: Cosmetic dental procedures are permanent modifications to the shape. When installing porcelain veneers or dental crowns, for example, they cannot be undone or removed.
- Tooth sensitivity: Some cosmetic dentistry may cause tooth sensitivity, for example, bleaching may cause teeth sensitivity to heat.
Also, procedures that involve a great deal of interference with the bones of the jaw and gums, such as dental implants, carry the possibility of failure and may cause damage to the teeth and gums.
Cosmetic dentistry prices
The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies widely based on the type of procedure, its difficulty or size, the materials used, types, the clinic, and the doctor’s experience, as well as the country in which the cosmetic procedure is performed.
On average, simple procedures such as teeth whitening cost between $100 and $300. While the cost of medium procedures such as veneers ranges between 800 to 1,200 dollars, or complicated procedures such as dental implants, about 3,000 dollars.
ILAJAK Medical provides the best dental cosmetic services using the finest materials, the latest equipment, and the most skilled dentists.
We also offer our services at competitive prices and in proportion to the requirements of all our customers and patients.
Cosmetic dentistry before and after
The results of cosmetic dentistry are very impressive, as a simple change can have a great impact on the appearance and aesthetics of the teeth.
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