How confident are you with your smile? Indeed, every one of us is beautiful. Yet, would you ignore an opportunity to recreate your smile into an even more, brighter one?
White dentistry is one of the modern dental approaches to having the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Traditionally, traditional dentistry only focused on eliminating dental diseases from the mouth. However, white dentistry treats dental conditions without compromising your aesthetics. Instead, it improves the appearance of teeth.
White dentistry includes any dental procedure related to a white colour or close to natural tooth colour,
Carious or cavitated teeth are often restored with a filling material. Even though silver amalgam fillings were the material of choice to fill teeth in the past due to their high strength and durability, almost all holistic dentists use white colour fillings now to restore the teeth. Composite resins and Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) are modern dentistry’s most commonly used white fillings. They are very aesthetic, sometimes even better than the natural tooth colour. Composite is one of the best white colour materials for build-ups of broken teeth. Composite comes in different shades, so the dentist can select the most suitable colour to match your teeth.
Veneers are thin white shells to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers can
- Close the gaps between teeth
- Build up the chipped-off, cracked or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
Or in simple terms, veneers can improve the looks when you are unhappy with how your natural teeth look.
After slightly reducing your natural teeth, custom-made composite or porcelain veneers are placed over the teeth. Veneers improve the appearance of your teeth, enhancing your confidence and self-esteem.
Grossly broken down or carious teeth that are unrestorable with a conventional filling can be restored with a crown. They can improve aesthetics and functions without extracting the teeth unnecessarily. You often have to have a crown after a root canal treatment. Different crowns are available depending on the material: metal, porcelain, fused to metal (PFM), gold and zirconia. While porcelain and zirconia crowns are entirely white, the porcelain fused to metal crowns cover the front surface with a white shell, and the back is metallic silver. All these three crowns are the best alternatives to restore your teeth in the esthetic zone. Full metal crowns and gold are always used to replace the back teeth as they cannot be seen when you smile or talk.
Teeth whitening has gained popularity as it greatly motivates and improves your sociability, giving you the best possible esthetic smile. This can be done as in-office therapy at the dental clinic or home.
What are the benefits of white cosmetic dentistry?
Some advantages of cosmetic dentistry:
- Improves the aesthetic
- Effectively conceal artificial dental work
- Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem
- Immediate results. You can go to an event straight after the dental appointment.