Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry involves applying an artistic eye to smile design. At Dental Essence we combine form function and aesthetics taking a holistic approach to your treatment. Whether you want a dazzling "Celebrity kind smile makeover" or a more conservative look we can cater to your every need. For some cosmetic dentistry may involve simply replacing an old metal filling or teeth whitening whereas for others a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants veneers crowns bridgework and gum contouring may be needed to give them the smile of their dreams.

Whatever your requirements our experts will thoroughly analyse your smile from every angle and discuss all the possible treatment options with you giving you the opportunity to ask lots of questions. At Dental Essence our mission is to provide an unparalleled level of world-class cosmetic dentistry utilising the latest technology and finest dental materials available. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems.

Which procedure is right for me?
Your dentist can answer any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates thebest procedure. If you are considering a treatment there are a few questions you can ask your dentist before deciding if a particular procedure is right for you.
What will the changes look like ?What should I expect through the course of treatment ?What type of maintenance will be required ?

You can opt from the following procedures.
1. Bleaching to make teeth whiter.

2.Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth.

3.Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials.

4.Reshaping teeth that dont match the others.

5.Closing gaps between teeth.

6.Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Teeth Whitening

 

in office Whitening
There are many methods to whiten teeth: bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel and natural bleaching.However the most advanced and sought after method of is in-office controlled teeth whitening. LED lights are used to speed up the in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution applied to the tooth surface is "activated" by light energy which speeds up of the whitening process. 

Advantages of in-office Teeth Whitening
The first advantage of in-office teeth whitening is that you can achieve instant results in just an hour. This is the main reason people opt for this treatment. This kind of treatment will not cause any pain or discomfort so anesthesia is not a consideration. Each procedure is performed by a Dentist eliminating any risk of irritation or other mouth problems due to contact with the gel. A certified Dentist will know the exact concentration of gel to ensure proper comfort and maximum results. Dentists have all the training and experience to perform such treatments so you can rest assured that the your safety is looked after.The best advantage of in-office teeth whitening would be the results you achieve right after the treatment. Your teeth will become 6-8 shades lighter than the original color and you can immediately see result when the treatment is done. Unlike some teeth whitening methods you will not have to wait for weeks and even months to see dramatic results.

• Gum Contouring


Your gum line has a tremendous impact on your smile. Changing your gum line can wonderfully enhance the grace of your smile. Gummy smiles can be improved by changing and reshaping the gum line with dental laser. Using dental lasers for Gum contouring are very different from conventional surgery as laser procedures are bloodless and heal very quickly. This is today popularly referred to as Laser Gum contouring. The best part is that the difference is almost immediate. People suddenly start noticing the new "CONFIDENT SMILE". Get your gum using dental laser at dental essence and soon you will have "a reason to smile"

 

Composite Filling


A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth

How is a composite placed ?
Following preparation the dentist places the composite in layers typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

What are the advantages of Composites ?
1.They closely match natural tooth color and appearance.

2.They bond to tooth structure chemically and thus do not require the placement of slots grooves or pins in healthy tooth structure to mechanically retain them.

3.The bonding of white fillings to the tooth restore 85% - 95% of the original strength of the tooth.

4.They completely harden in seconds instead of days required by some other materials.

5.Tooth sensitivity if any due to composite resin use is minimal and brief.

6.They may be used on front and back teeth without compromising esthetics.

7.If damaged they can be repaired.

• Tooth Reshaping


Tooth reshaping also called dental contouring is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape length or surface of one or more teeth. The process is often combined with bonding a cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses tooth-colored composite material to sculpt and shape the teeth.

Whats Involved in Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring?
Tooth reshaping is performed using dental instruments and abrasion techniques. Dental X-rays may be taken before the reshaping and contouring begin to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Your dentist will then mark your teeth with a pen to highlight areas that need sculpting. A sanding instrument is used to artfully eliminate or minimize imperfections on the surface of the teeth and sandpaper-like strips may be used to contour the sides of the teeth. Finally the teeth are smoothed and polished.

Advantages of Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring
Cost
This is an inexpensive way to improve the look of your teeth. The procedure generally costs depending on how much work is needed.
Painless
Because only surface enamel is removed in tooth reshaping and dental contouring theres generally no discomfort during the procedure and no anesthesia isrequired.

Improves
Health of teeth. Removing minor overlaps and other imperfections where tartar and plaque can build up lowers your risk of decay and gum disease.

Possible substitute for braces
In some situations tooth reshaping and dental contouring can substitute for braces since they make teeth look a little straighter and eliminate minor overlapping.

Smile Design


• A smile is something that bridges the large gap between any two individuals. In fact a pretty smile can disarm the strongest of opponents in any argument. The teeth play a very important role in creating a perfect smile. It is necessary to have good set of teeth and to be in harmony with the face the lip line the curvature of the mouth etc. The same size and shape of teeth in one smile would look very aesthetic while in another they would not. Dentistry is able to alter reorganize and reposition teeth and the tooth structure can be altered in terms of color position size and texture without any harmful effects and make it look feel and behave in the same fashion as natural teeth. The human body is given a set of 32 teeth of which 28 are the most important working teeth. The four third molars more commonly known as the wisdom teeth can be discounted. When a person smiles the teeth are seen in what is called as a “Smile Window”. These are the front 6 to 10 teeth which are also known as the anterior teeth. These comprise of one pair of central incisors lateral incisors canines and two pairs of premolars. The smile window displays these teeth with the upper teeth generally covering about 2/3rd of the lower teeth. In order for your smile to be appealing and aesthetic the teeth have to be in the right proportion and correctly aligned. They need to be of the right shape and color in harmony with the rest of the face.

•The factors that mainly influence smile design
• Your facial shape
For example a long face may need to accentuate width to appear more oval. Someone with attractive features in the center of the face may need bold central incisors to draw attention to that center.
•Your image aspirations
How do you want to appear to others? A sophisticated smile gives the appearance of more intelligence maturity and judgment. A sexy smile gives the appearance of more warmth energy and boldness.

•Your age
or how old you want to appear. Longer central incisors make you appear younger. Also whiter teeth make you appear younger. Conversely a flatter smile or a more subdued color to the teeth make you appear more mature.

•Your Gum Shape
Along with the teeth the gums technically known as the gingiva also play a significant role. There is certain proportion of pink to white which has to be maintained for the smile to be pleasing and beautiful. At times the only difference between an excellent smile and a run of the mill smile can be heavily pigmented gums. If there is discrepancy in any of the above listed factors the smile tends to get unaesthetic. It is not that if any one of the above conditions is not met the looks will be totally hampered. Many a time totally out of position teeth or disproportionate teeth may still exhibit a very pleasing smile. When the smile does get unaesthetic the dentist can play a large role in correcting these discrepancies.

•Porcelain Veneers


Porcelain Veneers also referred to as dental veneers or porcelain laminates are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement and sometimes a bite improvement. Porcelain veneers have successfully improved smiles by making dark teeth look lighter and healthier looking. They can make yellow teeth permanently whiter and gray tetracycline stained teeth look much more natural. Porcelain veneers can make crooked teeth look straight in just a few days.Patients can look and feel more confident more professional and have a wonderfully natural looking smile.You do not have to have your natural teeth ground down as porcelain veneers can be totally non invasive without requiring shots.
If performed by a highly skilled artistic and technically talented dentist porcelain veneers produce excellent aesthetic results
Porcelain veneers can improve your entire personality by enhancing and adding a spark to your smile and appearance.

Porcelain Vineers can correct
Uneven or crooked teeth
Teeth that have shapes that are out of proportion
Tetracycline stained teeth that have gray color spaces between teeth
Too much gum when you smile
Yellow teeth that are dark and cannot be whitened or bleached
Teeth that are sensitive can be made much less sensitive
Bad bite . this is the most complex use of porcelain veneers and requires bite reconstruction without grinding down you natural teeth Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining from coffee tea or even cigarette smoking. Veneers and laminates have a natural appeal to them and last anywhere between 10 to 50 years depending on the skills of the dentist. Porcelain veneers are brushed flossed and treated just like natural teeth. You should not even know they are in your mouth as they become integrated into your natural tooth structure. The treatment is short as it could take from a couple of days to three weeks to make the veneers depending on the complexitity.

How are Porcelain Veneers Applied ?
A mold of your tooth is taken for the fabrication of the porcelain veneers that are constructed for each individual tooth. The custom made veneers are then bound to your teeth with a very strong adhesive. There are a huge variety of adhesives and techniques to using these special dental bonding adhesives. The technique of the dentist is critical at this stage to avoid veneers that fall off (they should not). Dental Bonding is important but the patient should be able to
see the veneers in their mouth before they are bonded. The patient may want a whiter color or not like the look of the porcelain. The patient needs to be involved in the quality of care.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers have an advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques since they are translucent and have a glass like appearance that is undetectably natural looking. After the laminates are bonded to the surface of your tooth they duplicate the features of natural dental enamel. Porcelain is a ceramic heat fired and does not pick up stains. If there is a stain it can be polished off easily during a normal cleaning.