Traditional dentistry deals more with proper oral hygiene and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases, whereas cosmetic dentistry concentrates more on the improvement of the appearance. After the treatment, patients have a closed and shorter appearance in their smiles and faces. Bonding helps improve how the teeth look if they are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have excess space between them.
Archwires are threaded through the brackets to guide the teeth correctly into position. Orthodontic braces are usually worn for about 1-3 years after which retainers replace the braces to hold the teeth in their new position. Bridges are also sometimes called fixed partial dentures and are used to replace missing teeth or to close a gap between the teeth.
The material used for artificial teeth is usually made of gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of these materials. Dentures are removable artificial teeth that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues of the teeth. Also known as odontoblasts, enameloplasty, stripping, sculpting, re-contouring, or contouring, this cosmetic dental procedure is applicable if you have healthy, normal teeth.
It is used to correct minor imperfections of the teeth and the results can be seen immediately. This procedure is usually combined with bonding, teeth whitening, or veneers. When the filling material is bonded in the center of a tooth, it is called an “inlay”; when the filling is done in one or more points in the tooth or includes the biting surface, it is called an “only”.
Gum grafts are a treatment that involves soft tissue grafts that can transfer healthy gum tissue to another part of the mouth to prevent or stop the recession of the gums and bone loss in addition to improving the aesthetic look of the gum line. These are a good alternative to bridges and removable dentures. If the bone loss occurred due to periodontal disease, the surgeon will probably have to graft a bone first to secure the implant. There are three parts of a dental implant: titanium metal that is fused to the jawbone, an abutment that fits over the part of the implant that juts out from Veneers are also used to treat the same problems that bonding procedure addresses, and can be the least expensive alternative to crowns.