Cosmetic dentistry is newly emerged branch of dentistry and it covers a wide range of treatment options. Cosmetic dentistry became very popular over the recent years because of its fast results and ability to bring eye-catching improvements in appearance of teeth. It requires extreme skill and in-depth knowledge over different kind of materials for the aesthetic dentist to meet the requirements of cosmetic needs of the patients. However, it is a boon for patients who want to improve their appearance in short span of time and the limitations of treatment also must not be ignored.
Different procedures of cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic procedures of hard tissues
- Uneven teeth – mild irregularities in alignment of teeth can be modified by shaping the teeth in single visit.
- Broken or crooked teeth – ( extreme crowding may not be corrected with cosmetic procedures alone and may necessitate orthodontic braces )
- Gaps in between teeth – small gaps can be closed by composite or porcelain veneering. Bigger gaps may necessitate orthodontic treatment.
- Sharp teeth/ cracks