Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on enhancing the appearance of the smile. It provides numerous services to improve the shape, size, alignment, and color of teeth to make them look attractive and pleasing.

What are the services offered under cosmetic dentistry?

1. Cosmetic dentistry procedures for improving the color of teeth

● Professional dental cleaning

Brushing and flossing are good for your oral health, but unfortunately, they are not enough to attain optimal results. The oral cavity has vulnerable areas like pits, grooves, and inter-dental places where the toothbrush and flossing thread

fail to reach. Professional dental cleaning is performed to remove plaque and

tartar deposits from the surface of teeth and interdental areas, using special

dental tools.

Teeth are professionally cleaned before all cosmetic procedures because clean

teeth respond well to all treatments.

● Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. It is used to

treat stained and discolored teeth to render a glistening and lustrous smile. A

whitening gel is painted on the surface of teeth and a special blue light is used

to activate the oxidizing agents present in the gel. The oxidizing agents break

down stains and leave the teeth white and bright.

2. Cosmetic dentistry procedures for improving the shape, size, and color of teeth

● Dental crowns

Dental crowns are custom-designed, tooth-shaped caps that are used to cover

damaged or weak teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance.

They are permanently cemented in place and cover the entire visible portion of

the natural teeth.

● Dental fillings

Tooth fillings are dental restorations used to restore the function, appearance,

and morphology of the missing tooth structure resulting from decay or

damage. Cosmetic dentistry uses tooth-colored fillings to repair teeth with

cavities, caries, chips, cracks, and discoloration. The decay or damage is

removed, and the filling material is placed in layers inside the cavity and the

tooth is shaped and polished.

● Dental veneers

Dental veneers are very fine, custom-designed, tooth-colored porcelain jackets

that are placed over the topical surface of teeth to cover imperfections like

chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps. 0.5 mm of tooth enamel is removed to

make room for the veneer and a dental adhesive used to permanently install it

in place.

● Enamel reshaping

Enamel reshaping is performed to remove chips and rough spots from the

surface of teeth. Special dental tools are used to re-contour the teeth by either

removing small amounts of enamel or filling gaps and holes with tooth fillings

to make the teeth look smooth and even. The procedure allows you to enjoy a

uniform and lustrous smile.

● Crown lengthening

Crown lengthening treats gummy smiles. It removes extra gum tissue that

covers the crowns of teeth and makes them look short and unsightly. Soft

tissue dental lasers shoot concentrated beams of light to eliminate the gum

tissues while sealing the exposed blood vessels and nerve endings. After the

procedure, the teeth appear long, uniform and cosmetically appealing.

3. Cosmetic dentistry procedures for replacing missing teeth

You may experience tooth loss due to advancing age, dental trauma, or decay. It is

common and can affect anybody, coming from any walk of life. Missing teeth are

hard to live with and impact your appearance negatively. They steal the beauty of

your smile and make it look non-symmetric and unsightly. If not replaced as soon as

possible, they may also rob you of your self-esteem and confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry provides various dental prosthesis or restorations to replace

missing teeth. Cosmetic dentists work closely with dental laboratories to custom

design natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing dental restorations. Teeth

replacement options available under cosmetic dentistry are:

● Dental bridges

As the name suggests, dental bridges truly bridge or span the gap created

by one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of artificial teeth

connected to dental crowns on one or both sides. The crowns sit on the

teeth present adjacent to the gap left by missing teeth, while the artificial

teeth fill the gap and restore your smile.

● Complete dentures

Full or complete dentures are removable dental prostheses

used when a patient is missing all teeth on a dental arch. A complete

denture consists of artificial teeth connected to a gum-colored base. The

base sits comfortably on the gums and acts as a foundation, while the

artificial teeth mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth.

● Partial dentures

Partial dentures are removable dental prostheses used to replace one or

more missing teeth. Like complete dentures, they consist of a gum-colored

base that sits on the gum tissues and artificial teeth that fill the gap left by

a missing tooth or multiple teeth. The base is connected to a metal

framework that holds the partial denture in place.

● Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically installed in the jaw,

below the gums. They fuse with the natural bone and act as false tooth

roots. Dental restorations like crowns, bridges or overdentures are

mounted on dental implants to restore the visible portion of missing teeth.

Implants stand strong and sturdy in their position and do not come loose.

4. Cosmetic dentistry procedures for straightening teeth

● Braces

Braces use metallic wires and brackets to realign teeth and push them into their

ideal position. Square metal brackets are cemented to the topical surface of

teeth and are connected with metal wires. The metal brackets and wires

together apply calculated amounts of pressure on teeth and shift them to

their ideal position.

● Invisalign

Invisalign uses custom-designed clear aligners to straighten teeth. It has become

popular among people seeking a cosmetic alternative for traditional metal

braces. Invisalign uses state of the art technology to design virtually

invisible aligners that apply a calculated amount of force to push teeth to

their ideal position. Invisalign aligners are removable in nature and can be

removed while eating and brushing.


At Ayoub Dental we employ the practices of modern dentistry to systematically repair damage

and enhance the appearance of your smile. We design a custom plan for each patient to meet

their individual requirements. For further doubts and queries, book an appointment with us or

visit our office today.

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