Five Popular Types Of Cosmetic Dental Surgery That Dentists Do

 By: Kate Dawson
Not everyone is very happy with their smile, and for many the most efficient way to change that is to seek cosmetic dental surgery. There is a wide variety of surgery options to choose from, from implants to veneers, all of which can make a real difference to the state of ones teeth and the confidence that one may have when it comes to smiling.

And the great advantage of modern dentistry is that many of these procedures can be done in one day, with same day dental veneers, same day dental implants and same day dental bonding all available at affordable prices. Here are five popular cosmetic surgery options that reputable dentists everywhere, whether a dentist in Lincolnshire or Devon or Essex, can do in one day.

Veneers

One of the most common procedures, veneers can also produce some of the best cosmetic results. Often, teeth can be discoloured as a result of consuming such common drinks as coffee and tea, and from smoking. The brilliant white egg shell thin porcelain veneers are attached to the teeth to hide the discolouration and restore a white smile. Sometimes, colour is not the problem and instead the shape of the tooth in question is either too narrow or too wide. In these cases, the tooth may be covered by a custom made veneer to provide a better look to the row, or the teeth can be cut and shaped with blemishes covered by the veneer.

Tooth Implants

Implants are the most secure of the all of the cosmetic options since the implanted tooth is screwed into the jaw bone. This means that the procedure is permanent, and the added strength given by the titanium screw means it is extremely difficult for the implant to even be knocked loose. Permanency is the major attraction with patients, as it is always secure, but the aesthetic effect is a key factor too. There are three main implant techniques and the most suitable one generally depends on the size and strength of the jaw bone. A CAT scan is usually required before the decision is made.

Dental Bonding

In essence, bonding is applying a filling to the teeth, but the resin that is used does more than just fill cavities. The resin is usually applied to molars in the back of the jaw, but can also be applied to the front teeth for other reasons. If teeth are crooked or chipped, the resin can be applied and then shaped, either to replace the chipped piece or to paste over the imperfect alignment. Covering the crooked tooth allows the dentist to produce a fake tooth line, basically hiding the true line and presenting a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Tooth Contouring

Imperfectly shaped teeth can also be treated by simply changing the contour or shape of the problematic teeth. It can happen that teeth are crooked, misaligned and overlapping, and while the traditional method of treatment is to apply braces, the quick method is to simply cut the teeth into shape rather than pull them into position over a prolonged period of time. Should teeth be larger or longer than usual, braces can do little to solve the problem. A dentist will shave off a few millimetres off the top of a tooth to shorten it, or off each side to reduce the overlapped looked. Bonding may also play a part in this process.

Gum Surgery

There are two common conditions that can be treated by gum surgery. The first is generally referred to as the gummy smile, where the teeth seem to be short and the gums deep. To counter this appearance, the teeth are actually extended, providing a more balanced overall look. This is accomplished by removing some of the gum, usually by a laser, and effectively lowering it to show more of the tooth. It is a simple enough procedure, and besides a checkup soon afterwards, patients only post surgical obligation is to take a prescribed antibacterial mouth wash to protect the gum from infection.

There are, of course, many more types of cosmetic dental surgery but the one that is decided upon should only be done so after proper consultation with a dentist. After all, same day dental implants may not actually be required, with bridges and bonding possible alternatives.
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