If you don’t like the look of your smile, there are several modern cosmetic dental procedures that can help change things. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of the mouth, teeth, and gums, basically your whole smile. The most commonly performed procedures include fillings, implants and veneers.
Cosmetic dentistry is currently experiencing a massive boom with experts predicting it could reach $33 billion by 2027. Although cosmetic dental procedures aren’t necessary, these treatments can help restore your confidence when you smile.Cosmetic dentists can perform a variety of procedures including minor fixes to more major surgeries.The most popular cosmetic dental treatments include:
Dental bone grafting is used to add volume and density to your jaw and the areas where bone loss has taken place. The bone graft material can be taken from your own body, known as autogenous. It can also be taken from a human tissue bank known as allograft, or an animal tissue bank known as xenograft.
Like your traditional braces, clear alignment orthodontic treatment aligners are designed to move the teeth little by little over a period. The aligners are plastic replicas of your teeth and wearing them puts gentle pressure on the teeth, ever so slightly repositioning them.
Also known as dental caps sit over the decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns can help secure a weakened tooth from breaking or cosmetically used to cover discoloured or misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns are also used to cover other procedures like root canal treatments, dental bridges, enamel fillings, or dental implants.
Dental fillings are probably the most popular dental treatments today. The fillings are used to fill an area of the tooth that your dentist has removed due to decay or a cavity that requires filling. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth as well as worn down teeth caused by grinding or nail biting for instance.
Dental implants are normally used after severe tooth decay or tooth loss has occurred to replace the affected teeth. The first step in this treatment is where the dentist attaches a screw to the jaw to provide support. Then, the implant is inserted into the bone socket. Over the course of time the bone and tissue fuse onto the implant, securing the new tooth. Once properly attached, the dental implant should seemingly blend into the surrounding teeth.
A Hollywood smile makeover involves placing dental crowns on all the teeth, or on at least all the visible teeth, which could mean upto or including the premolars. The term is inspired by the Hollywood movie scene and used to illustrate the brightly bleached teeth off many of the Hollywood celebrities today.
Dental veneers are thin white shells manufactured from medical grade porcelain, ceramic or resin. These are custom made for each patient in order to resemble the natural teeth.
Before the veneers can go on, the dentist removes some enamel from the tooth surface so that the shells could be securely bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers are used to fix several dental issues including gaps between the teeth, damaged enamel, and crooked teeth.
This is probably the most basic cosmetic dental procedure as well as the cheapest. Over the course of time your teeth can become stained from food, medications, drinks and other habits such as smoking. Many people turn to teeth whitening to help brighten up their smiles.
Dentures are removable teeth that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. For people that have lost all their natural teeth, whether down to disease, injury or tooth decay, replacing missing teeth can benefit a person’s appearance and health.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is mainly used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. Root canal treatment isn’t painful and can help save a tooth that might otherwise have had to be removed completely. The infection at the centre of the tooth is usually caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth, and this can usually happen following tooth decay, leaky fillings, or damage caused to the tooth because of trauma.
Sinus lift is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw. Bone is placed around the area that supports the rear teeth, the molars and premolars.
Esagio is completely free and open to cosmetic clinics/doctors and patients everywhere. Sharing your experiences helps others to make better choices and for cosmetic clinics up their game
Our Transparency Report was published to ensure Esagio’s integrity as a global platform.