dentistry

Different Types of Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a procedure whereby the dentist focuses on enhancing the appearance of the smile, teeth, and mouth. The cosmetic dentistry procedures are not used for elective purposes alone as there are certain circumstances where they are used to provide restorative advantages. Let us look at the different types of dental procedures;

Dental veneers

dental veneersThe dental veneers are made of the medical grade ceramic. They are individually made so that they resemble the natural teeth of a patient. The dental veneers can solve numerous cosmetic issues like crooked teeth, damaged enamel, and noticeable gap between two teeth. The dentist will address this issue by applying the veneer on the front of every tooth.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding refers to the dental procedure that targets the repair of the damaged, discolored, or decayed teeth by making use of a material that looks like the tooth enamel. The dentist will remove the decayed part of your teeth and then apply the composite material on the area. They will then sculpt the composite material into the required shape before they are curing it by making use of light. It will cover the damaged tooth thereby giving it an appearance of a healthy tooth. It is ideal for patients with worn-down edges, cracked teeth, and individuals with tooth decay.

 

Inlays and onlays

The inlays and onlays are also referred to as the indirect fillings. The procedure is usually done in a dental lab in a situation whereby a tooth has a moderate to mild decay or in scenarios whereby there is no sufficient tooth structure to support a tooth filling. The inlay is usually placed on the tooth surface if there is no damage to the tooth cusps. However, when a more significant part of the teeth is damaged, then the onlay is used to cover the surface of whole teeth. The inlays and onlays help the teeth to gain its strength and aids in restoring their shape.

Teeth whitening

teeth whitening Teeth whitening is the other popular dental procedure. Teeth whitening is also referred to as the teeth bleaching. Teeth whitening should be done with the debris, tartar, and plaque have been removed from the surface of every teeth. This helps in restoring the natural appearance of the teeth.

Teeth bleaching is also performed to achieve a lighter shade than that of the original color. Since teeth are stained from habits like smoking, medication, and from foods, teeth whitening provides a solution to this. This is one of the most popular dental procedures. Watch the video below for the different cosmetic dentistry procedure;