Cosmetic dentistry

“I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” – Unknown

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to bring about positive changes in facial appearance. It improves teeth and smile, which automatically translate into appeal thus bestowing health, functionality and appearance throughout the lifetime of the individual. Cosmetic dentistry attempts at minimizing any loss of healthy tissue by integrating medical and dental treatments. Treatment decisions are based on the oral health of the patient along with their general health dispositions. Evidence protocols play a primary role at All Smiles Dental Clinic to arrive at clinical judgments that transform patients. With advancements in technology, the demand for cosmetic dentistry keeps growing and is showing no signs of backing down just yet.

Cosmetic dentistry by definition is any procedure that improves the appearance of gums, teeth and bite. The colour, shape, size, smile and alignment of teeth are primary focuses of the procedure. Dental specialties within cosmetic dentistry may include prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics.

The several options available in cosmetic dentistry are:

  • Tooth bleaching and whitening – A treatment to lighten discoloured teeth

  • Reshaping of teeth – Parts of the enamel is removed to improve the appearance of the teeth. It alters or corrects small chips in the teeth, length, shape and positioning of teeth.

  • Dental composite bonding – Which involves sculpting the tooth, hardening it and polishing it

  • Dental bridges – Pontics are used to fill the space between porcelain crowns

  • Gum lifts – To raise and sculpt the gum line

  • Dental implants – Missing teeth are replaced with prosthetics

  • Bite reclamation – Wear and tear of teeth are corrected to a vertical dimension

Dr. Trivikram Rao is an accomplished cosmetic dentist who can reclaim vertical dimensions of a bite, which is an extremely complex procedure requiring precision. With a focus on dental aesthetics, Dr. Rao has successfully restored tooth structure and gums in many patients to achieve symmetry and a beautiful smile.