Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the patient’s teeth and smile. In most situations, cosmetic dentistry procedures are considered to be elective treatments, but very severe cases of mouth problems may actually require these treatments.
There are several different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available to patients today. These include inlay and overlay fillings, which are also called indirect fillings. This type of treatment uses composite or porcelain materials to fill in the holes of teeth, which are usually caused by tooth decay. These inlays and overlays are created in a laboratory setting to specifically fit into the patient’s tooth structure. Then they are bonded in place by the dentist using an adhesive. Composite bonding is another type of cosmetic dental treatment. This uses a composite material that is designed to mimic natural enamel and dentin to fill in any holes, chips or broken teeth. This material is put into place over the damaged tooth, it is formed into the correct shape and then a high intensity light is used to harden it into place.
Whitening procedures for teeth are also considered to be cosmetic treatments and they can vastly improve the overall appearance of the teeth by helping to remove stains and discolourations. Teeth that cannot be whitened using the typical whitening procedures may be improved through the use of veneers. Dental veneers are laminates made from porcelain or composite materials that are bonded to the tooth to cover up any problems. This can include broken, chipped or extremely discoloured teeth. Teeth that are missing completely or that are spaced too far apart will benefit from dental implants, which are artificial teeth that are implanted directly into the patient’s bones.
Some patients who undergo any of these cosmetic dentistry procedures chose to enhance their new smiles with facial aesthetic treatment such as dermal fillers or botulinum toxin injections. These are injected into the skin and give it a more youthful appearance, they can also make lips look more plumped up.
With today’s advancements in cosmetic dental procedures, there is no reason why people can’t have the smile they want. Anyone who is interested in any of these cosmetic dental treatments or dermal fillers and Botox in Kent should contact the dental team at the Parrock Dental and Implant Centre and lead dentist Dr Rik Trivedi.
They can be contacted by phone at 01474 537191 or through their website at www.parrockdental.co.uk.The office is located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN.