Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may interfere with healing after surgery. Patients with these issues may not be good candidates for implants. Using tobacco can also slow healing.
Dental veneer (sometimes called porcelain veneer or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Advantages of laminate:
- Providing a natural appearance
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
- The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
- Dental veneers do not require any special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would.
Orthodontics, is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Overbite, under bite, cross bite, spacing between the teeth, and crowding are reasons that you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment. Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics, based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth.
Designing smile line has its own popularity and is a cosmetic dental procedure, that increases attractiveness. Having beautiful and white teeth is an indication of beauty.
Removing any defects of the teeth or decay, is known as correction of the smile line. This procedure is done based on the dental problems. Different procedures that are used
smile line correction, are as follows:
- Dental whitening
- Dental laminate
- Dental implants
If the teeth are not visible when a person is gently smiling or speaking, then the entire face gives a negative impression of an older and sad person. While speaking 1/3 of the teeth surface should be visible. Teeth extension is possible during a single visit when we use composite material (bonding) or during two visits when we decide for veneers.