WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY AND WHAT ALL IT INCLUDES?

Cosmetic dentistry is a discipline within dentistry in which the primary focus is the modification of the appearance of a patient’s oral cavity and surrounding structures, in conjunction with the prevention and treatment of organic, structural, or functional oral disease. 

Through cosmetic dentistry, the appearance of the mouth can be altered to more closely match the patient’s subjective concept of what is visually pleasing 

Dr. Pandit’s Clinic for dental excellence is considered one of the best dental clinics for cosmetic dentistry in Pune.

TEETH WHITENING

Teeth Whitening is the most commonly prescribed cosmetic dental procedure. While many whitening options are now available, dentist-supervised treatments remain the recommended procedures for lightening discoloured teeth.

Tooth whitening can help ward off the embarrassment of yellow teeth that shows up as a result of the natural aging process or discoloration due to stains occurred by over-consumption of tea, coffee, and cola and eating habits. 

Teeth whitening procedures can not only lend you that smart, younger look but also can pep up your confidence level and thus your self-esteem.

At Dr. Pandit’s, we use the BriteSmile teeth whitening system which is clinically proven to be safe, and the benefits can last for years and therefore our cosmetic dentistry in Pune is highly acclaimed by our patients.

SMILE DESIGN

Smile before placing laminates and after smile makes over with ceramic laminates. In the first picture tooth, no 1 is rotated, no 2 is broken, no 3 fracture lines not seen in the picture, no 4 is fractured, no 5 & 6are rotated. All are corrected in the after picture.

PORCELAIN VENEERS / INDIRECT LAMINATES

In dental terminology, “veneers” or “laminates” means a covering on the front side of a tooth for its cosmetic enhancement. 

With the advancement in technology, several different materials have been developed over the years for the purpose of making a veneer. 

Porcelain Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made by a professional dental laboratory.

 

 Veneers or laminates can completely reshape your smile and individual teeth. They can be used to cover small imperfections and defects, and to mask stains or discoloured teeth. 

Porcelain/ceramic veneers can also be used as alternatives to crowns and to cover previous discoloured fillings. Teeth that are permanently discoloured/stained are ideal candidates for porcelain veneers. 

Veneers are frequently utilized for filling the spaces that lie between teeth. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a lasting and beautiful smile

DIRECT LAMINATES / COMPOSITE LAMINATES

Composite Laminates are also known as directly fabricated veneers:

These are composite resin materials applied to the tooth surface freehand by the clinician.

Direct composite veneers 

Primary indications for direct composite labial veneers

  • White spot lesions.
  • Severe fluorosis discoloration.
  • Severe hypoplastic discoloration.
  • Because the discoloration is confirmed entirely to enamel and never extends into dentin.

The choice to composite materials:

If the occlusion is normal and no stresses on the restorations the light-cured micro-filled composite material is the choice because of its superb polishability and overall aesthetic acceptability. If occlusal factors are more demanding the Hybrid material would be the better choice.

Indications of direct veneers

  • Patients who exhibit significant wear of anterior teeth caused by occlusal stress.
  • Low cost

Advantages of direct veneers

  • Can mask dark stains more aesthetically than direct bonding.
  • No anesthesia is usually required.
  • Can easily be repaired in the mouth if and when staining or chipping occurs.
  • More conservative- Less tooth reduction than crowing.
  • Usually, user experience.
  • Colour change possible.
  • Less fatigue to the patient and easily manipulated. 
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Disadvantages of direct veneers

  • Required two visits.
  • Greater expense than bonded composites.
  • More prone to cohesive fracture than porcelain veneers.
  • Can be irreversible procedures it much enamel is removed
  • Not as strong as porcelain laminate.
  • Comparable aesthetics to porcelain but not comparable clinical longevity. 

Please contact us or visit our clinic for consultation regarding cosmetic dentistry in Pune.