There are many branches of dentistry. And with so many technological advancements hitting the medical field, more and more procedures are being introduced every single day. While traditional dental practices focus on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral diseases, there is a branch of dentistry that aims at improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. This branch is called cosmetic dentistry.
What is cosmetic dentistry and who needs it?
Cosmetic dentistry provides elective or desired treatments unlike general dentistry where restorative procedures are necessary. The idea here is to improve the way your teeth look and make your smile more appealing.
Anyone can undergo a cosmetic procedure depending on their needs or wants. Just follow the current dental trends and you can become part of or stay apart from the crowd, as you wish.
Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?
This is, by far, the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained because of a range of reasons that could include smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.
This procedure is technically called teeth whitening. It is a very safe oral procedure and can be performed by most dentists or dental practitioners without a hiccup.
What are dental veneers and why are they used?
Dental veneers are composite or porcelain laminates that are bonded onto the surface of a tooth to correct or repair chips and cracks and improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. They can also be installed if you have gaps in your teeth or if teeth whitening wasn’t effective.