Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of various dental care processes that mainly aim at making the teeth look better. The balance and functionality of the teeth are improved, thereby also improving the aesthetics. Hence, by choosing cosmetic dentistry, one can be assured that both the functionality and the aesthetics of the teeth are restored. Everyone deserves to sport a beautiful smile and cosmetic dentistry is the best option that one could choose in this regard.
Everyone likes to have cleaner and whiter teeth, as a good smile is a symbol of confidence. Teeth whitening, as the name suggests, is a dental process used to make the teeth look whiter. This is achieved by getting rid of all the accumulated microbes, plaque, and tartar from the surface of the teeth. Dr. Agah makes use of a treatment method using Lumalite, which is a non-evasive whitening procedure. The stains caused by cigarette smoking, drinking coffee, tea, red wine, etc. are easily removed in just one appointment. It is non-painful, quick, inexpensive and gives great results.
Veneers are flat plate-like or disc-like structures which are either made up of ceramic or composites. They are bonded to the face of a tooth with the help of an adhesive or dental cement. They help conceal the imperfections of a person's teeth, such as spacing, discoloration, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, etc. They are very effective when it comes to improving the appearance of stained teeth, which could be due to drinking of beverages, smoking cigarettes and other unhealthy habits. In most cases, veneers can be bonded in just two sessions, and they also last for a long time.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are dental structures made up of ceramic, resin or composite. They are used to fill cavities and function similar to the dental filling. But, unlike filling, inlays and onlays are solid chunks, which are fabricated in a laboratory according to the shape and structure of a cavity. They are then placed in the cavity and bonded with the help of a dental cement, thereby eliminating the cavity and also improving the aesthetics.
The dental filling is used to fill cavities after the cavity has been disinfected and all the decay-causing bacteria are removed. Earlier, cavities were being filled with metals such as silver amalgam and mercury. This method was effective but used to leave a dark appearance on the teeth, making them look as if they had cavities. However, now that the technology has been improved, composite resins are being used to fill cavities in teeth. Composite fillings are aesthetically pleasing and they seal the cavity completely, thereby preventing further infection. Dr. Agah is an expert in white fillings and would help you get the desired filling, whose color would match perfectly with the rest of your tooth.
Some of the common reasons for staining of teeth are improper brushing techniques, smoking, food particles stuck between teeth, etc. Regular brushing and flossing help reduce staining.