Dental cosmetic procedures include one of the following
1- Adding medical material to the teeth or gums, such as ceramic veneers, bridges, crowns and gum grafts.
2- Removing part of the tooth or gum, an example is the removal of part of the enamel or tooth enamel, known as enameloplasty or gingivectomy
3- Operations not related to adding or removing dental materials such as: teeth whitening and removal of gum depigmentation.
4- Restructuring the teeth to improve the appearance of the face in general, orthodontics.
Tooth bleaching, which is the most popular cosmetic procedure. Regardless of the many methods and techniques available for teeth whitening, such as those sold without a doctor’s prescription, dentists’ prescriptions and under their supervision remain the best recommended procedure.
Dental restructuring and reshaping procedures include changing the location, shape, size, or length of the tooth, or bridging the small spaces between the teeth by removing part of the tooth enamel or enamel, but the part that was removed from the tooth enamel is irreplaceable, and removing the enamel may reveal the dentin of the tooth. These procedures are known by several names, including recontouring, slenderizing, stripping, and these procedures give quick results and may be an alternative to straightening teeth in some cases.
Procedures in which a substance such as dentin or enamel with medicinal content is attached to a portion of the tooth and then stretched and coated to hide dental defects.
Dental bridges: They are fixed fixtures to replace the loss of one or more teeth, a dental bridge consists of two crowns that cover the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth (these teeth are called abutments), and artificial teeth between them in the place of the missing teeth, and the dental bridge is supported by natural teeth or Dental implants, and they cannot be pulled out or taken out as regular full dentures, this is a fixed bridge.
As for sites where pressure on the teeth is reduced, such as the front teeth, another type of bridge can be installed called a winged bridge, which is a compensation in which the artificial tooth is supported by real teeth from Only one side. Bridges reduce the risk of gingivitis, help correct occlusion and improve speech. Dental bridges users must adhere to their cleanliness, and these bridges may last for ten years or more.
Veneers: They are thin materials manufactured to stick to the tooth, and are usually used to fill the spaces between the teeth or whiten the teeth in cases where regular teeth whitening methods do not work, and depending on the procedure and the patient, the doctor may need to reduce the size of the tooth first.
Gum lift operations: aim to raise the gum line by reshaping the gum tissue and the bone under the gum. To make the teeth appear longer and more proportionate.
Occlusal Repair: Patients who have suffered for several years from dental erosion either due to the instrument on them, or decomposition due to acid, and this has changed the vertical dimension of the occlusion of their teeth; This makes them appear smiling or shorter faces, and a specialized team of doctors can restore the vertical dimension and remove unwanted wrinkles as well.
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