Different procedures of cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic procedures of hard tissues
Uneven teeth – mild irregularities in the alignment of teeth can be modified by shaping the teeth in a 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
Intrinsic Staining – discoloration of inner layers of teeth cannot be removed by regular scaling and polishing as done in case of extrinsic or superficial staining. It is only possible with a procedure called‘bleaching’
Gum contouring/gingivoplasty – in cases of gummy smiles due to excessive gum tissue: Excessive exposure of gums on smiling is corrected with orthodontic treatment in growing patients, but in case grown patients having excessive tissue it may be necessary to reduce some amount of tissue by a procedure called GINGIVOPLASTY. This procedure is done separately or as an adjunctive to orthodontic treatment.