Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry involves applying an artistic eye to smile design, at Exodus Dental car we combine form, function and aesthetics, taking a holistic approach to your treatment. Whether you want a dazzling "Celebrity kind smile makeover" or a more conservative look, we can cater to your every need. For some, cosmetic dentistry may involve simply replacing an old metal filling or teeth whitening whereas for others a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridgework and gum contouring may be needed to give them the smile of their dreams.

Whatever your requirements, our experts will thoroughly analyse your smile from every angle and discuss all the possible treatment options with you, giving you the opportunity to ask lots of questions. At exodus dental care our mission is to provide an unparalleled level of world-class cosmetic dentistry utilising the latest technology and finest dental materials available. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems. 

Which procedure is right for me?

Your dentist can answer any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates thebest procedure. If you are considering a treatment, there are a few questions you can ask your dentist beforedeciding if a particular procedure is right for you.

What will the changes look like ? What should I expect through the course of treatment ? What type of maintenance will be required ?

You can opt from the following procedures

Bleaching to make teeth whiter Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials Reshaping teeth that don't match the others Closing gaps between teeth Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Teeth Whitening

    Dental anxiety is prevalent among children. It has been found that as many as 25% of school age children are afraid of dentists. Treating a child with dental anxiety presents a challenge to the dental clinician. In fact, it has been reported that dentists consider the fearful child to be among the most problematic types of patients. Dental anxiety is not only problematic for the clinician, but it also has potentially detrimental effects on the patient when it interferes with receiving optimal dental care. What follows are several behavioral and technical strategies that should prove helpful in managing the child with dental anxiety.

    Laser Teeth Whitening

    There are many methods to whiten teeth: bleaching strips, bleaching pen, bleaching gel, and natural bleaching.However the most advacned and

    sought after method of is laser teeth whitening. Teeth whitening. Lasers are used to speed up the in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is "activated" by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process. At Exodus we constantly strive to stay ahead of modern advances in cosmetic dentistry and so offer the very latest deep tooth Laser Whitening

    Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure

    The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetratet the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth.

    New findings reveal how a tooth whitening procedure - typically not an option for those children with tetracycline-stained teeth can be effective for lightening dark, intrinsic stains, with results lasting more than four and a half years, according to the Academy of General Dentistry

    Advantages of Laser Teeth Whitening

    The first advantage of laser teeth whitening is that you can achieve instant results in just an hour. This is the main reason people opt for this treatment. The first visit will be the last considering that the treatment can last for several years, while saving an extra trip to the Dentist. Since there are no follow ups, laser teeth whitening is a great option. This kind of treatment will not cause any pain or discomfort, so anesthesia is not a consideration. Each procedure is performed by a Dentist eliminating any risk of irritation or other mouth problems due to contact with the gel. A certified Dentist will know the exact concentration of gel to ensure proper comfort and maximum results. Dentists have all the training and experience to perform such treatments so you can rest assured that the your safety is looked after. The best advantage of laser teeth whitening would be the results you achieve right after the treatment. Your teeth will become 6-8 shades lighter than the original color and you can immediately see result when the treatment is done. Unlike some teeth whitening methods, you will not have to wait for weeks and even months to see dramatic results.
  • Gum Contouring

    Your gum line has a tremendous impact on your smile. Changing your gum line can wonderfully enhance the grace of your smile. Gummy smiles can be improved by changing and reshaping the gum line with dental laser. Using dental lasers for Gum contouring are very different from conventional surgery as laser procedures are bloodless and heal very quickly. This is today popularly referred to as Laser Gum contouring. The best part is that the difference is almost immediate. People suddenly start noticing the new "CONFIDENT SMILE". Get your gum using dental laser at Exodus Dental Carel and soon you will have "a reason to smile"

    Gum Contouring - Using Laser Dentistry

    A good smile, can make a lot of difference in your life. There are people who smile their way to success. Having white teeth is not the only factor for a great smile. Well-shaped, healthy-looking gums help showcase the teeth and improve the smile . Excessive gums(gummy smile),swollen gums or uneven gum line may seriously compromise the overall appearance of the smile. Laser gum contouring is a procedure that can correct gum problems and improve oral health and smiles.

    Laser gum contouring process, involves the use of a diode laser to sculpt and shape the gum tissue. The patient receives a local anesthetic to numb the gums and eliminate pain. Next, the dentist will use the laser to gently reshape the gum line, correct asymmetrical gums and remove any excessive gum tissue.

    The laser immediately seals the tissue promoting fast comfortable healing. Laser gum contouring remove the excess gum tissue around your teeth in order to expose more of the crown of your tooth. Gum contouring can also be used if your gums are uneven around your teeth. We are experts at Laser Gum contouring in India. Our equipment is among the best available. For great smile do schedule an appointment with our Cosmtic dentist.

  • Composite Filling

    A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

    How is a composite placed ?

    Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

    What are the advantages of Composites ?

    They closely match natural tooth color and appearance. They bond to tooth structure chemically and thus do not require the placement of slots, grooves or pins in healthy tooth structure to mechanically retain them. The bonding of white fillings to the tooth restore 85% - 95% of the original strength of the tooth. They completely harden in seconds instead of days required by some other materials. Tooth sensitivity, if any, due to composite resin use is minimal and brief. They may be used on front and back teeth without compromising esthetics. If damaged they can be repaired.
  • Tooth Reshaping

    Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. The process is often combined with bonding, a cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses tooth-colored composite material to sculpt and shape the teeth.

    What's Involved in Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring?

    Tooth reshaping is performed using dental instruments and abrasion techniques. Dental X-rays may be taken before the reshaping and contouring begin to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Your dentist will then mark your teeth with a pen to highlight areas that need sculpting. A sanding instrument is used to artfully eliminate or minimize imperfections on the surface of the teeth, and sandpaper-like strips may be used to contour the sides of the teeth. Finally, the teeth are smoothed and polished.

    Advantages of Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring

    This is an inexpensive way to improve the look of your teeth. The procedure generally costs depending on how much work is needed.
    Because only surface enamel is removed in tooth reshaping and dental contouring, there's generally no discomfort during the procedure and no anesthesia isrequired.
    Health of teeth. Removing minor overlaps and other imperfections where tartar and plaque can build up lowers your risk of decay and gum disease.
    Possible substitute for braces
    In some situations, tooth reshaping and dental contouring can substitute for braces since they make teeth look a little straighter and eliminate minor overlapping.
  • Smile Design

    A smile is something that bridges the large gap between any two individuals. In fact a pretty smile can disarm the strongest of opponents in any argument. The teeth play a very important role in creating a perfect smile. It is necessary to have good set of teeth and to be in harmony with the face, the lip line, the curvature of the mouth, etc. The same size and shape of teeth in one smile would look very aesthetic, while in another, they would not. Dentistry is able to alter, reorganize and reposition teeth and the tooth structure can be altered in terms of color, position size and texture without any harmful effects and make it look, feel and behave in the same fashion as natural teeth.

    The human body is given a set of 32 teeth of which 28 are the most important working teeth. The four third molars, more commonly known as the wisdom teeth can be discounted. When a person smiles, the teeth are seen in what is called as a “Smile Window”. These are the front 6 to 10 teeth which are also known as the anterior teeth. These comprise of one pair of central incisors, lateral incisors, canines and two pairs of premolars. The smile window displays these teeth with the upper teeth generally covering about 2/3rd of the lower teeth. In order for your smile to be appealing and aesthetic, the teeth have to be in the right proportion and correctly aligned. They need to be of the right shape and color in harmony with the rest of the face.

    The factors that mainly influence smile design

    Your facial shape
    For example, a long face may need to accentuate width to appear more oval. Someone with attractive features in the center of the face may need bold central incisors to draw attention to that center.
    Your image aspirations
    How do you want to appear to others? A sophisticated smile gives the appearance of more intelligence, maturity and judgment. A sexy smile gives the appearance of more warmth, energy and boldness.
    Your age
    or how old you want to appear. Longer central incisors make you appear younger. Also, whiter teeth make you appear younger. Conversely, a flatter smile or a more subdued color to the teeth make you appear more mature.
    Your Gum Shape
    Along with the teeth, the gums, technically known as the gingiva also play a significant role. There is certain proportion of pink to white, which has to be maintained for the smile to be pleasing and beautiful. At times, the only difference between an excellent smile and a run of the mill smile can be heavily pigmented gums. If there is discrepancy in any of the above listed factors, the smile tends to get unaesthetic. It is not that if any one of the above conditions is not met, the looks will be totally hampered. Many a time, totally out of position teeth or disproportionate teeth may still exhibit a very pleasing smile. When the smile does get unaesthetic, the dentist can play a large role in correcting these discrepancies.

    Brief About The Procedure

    Aesthetic dentistry usually requires a lot of teamwork. Teeth which are not in the proper position, are generally corrected by moving the teeth into the correct position. Such movements may be very minor or gross shifting around of teeth. A dental specialist, known as an "Orthodontist" does shifting of teeth. If the shifting is minor, it may take only a couple of months, but gross shifting may take upto two years and involve full fledged wiring of the teeth. In case time is not available or movement of teeth with wires is not feasible, certain malpositions of teeth can be rectified by reshaping teeth by grinding and adding special materials which have the look and texture of natural teeth. Such a job can be achieved within a matter of days. Another specialist, the "Periodontist" plays a role when a discrepancy of the gums to the teeth is to be corrected. Such corrections usually require a minor surgical procedure. A Periodontist also surgically removes pigments or stains in the gums.

    A complete smile makeover may require a combination of these following procedures

    The Cosmetic Dentist

    The cosmetic dentist looks into and rectifies other situations once the tooth movement and gum correction are done. These corrections are done by a variety of techniques. It is possible to directly bond "composite", a tooth colored restorative material, over the teeth to reshape, rectify size and color of the teeth. If the problem is severe, the cosmetic dentist uses veneers made of ceramic based materials to rectify the problem. There are many aids and tools available to be able to re-design a smile as perfectly as possible. Computer aided graphics, mock ups with special materials, etc., are some techniques which give both, the patient as well as the dentist, a good idea of what will look good and what will not.

    Smile re-designing is more like a painting than just a dental procedure. The ultimate result depends on the artistic skills of the dentist, just as the artistic skills of a painter dictate the end result of a painting. The small delicate touch is what distinguishes a class work of art from just a technically correct job.

  • Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain Veneers, also referred to as dental veneers or porcelain laminates, are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement and sometimes a bite improvement. Porcelain veneers have successfully improved smiles by making dark teeth look lighter and healthier looking. They can make yellow teeth permanently whiter and gray tetracycline stained teeth look much more natural. Porcelain veneers can make crooked teeth look straight in just a few days.Patient's can look and feel more confident, more professional and have a wonderfully natural looking smile.

    You do not have to have your natural teeth ground down, as porcelain veneers can be totally non invasive without requiring shots.

    If performed by a highly skilled artistic and technically talented dentist, porcelain veneers produce excellent aesthetic results

    Porcelain veneers can improve your entire personality by enhancing and adding a spark to your smile and appearance.

    Porcelain Vineers can be correct

    Uneven or crooked teeth
    Teeth that have shapes that are out of proportion
    Tetracycline stained teeth that have gray color spaces between teeth
    Too much gum when you smile
    Yellow teeth that are dark and cannot be whitened or bleached
    Teeth that are sensitive can be made much less sensitive
    Bad bite . this is the most complex use of porcelain veneers and requires bite reconstruction without grinding down you natural teeth

    Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea or even cigarette smoking. Veneers and laminates have a natural appeal to them and last anywhere between 10 to 50 years depending on the skills of the dentist. Porcelain veneers are brushed, flossed and treated just like natural teeth. You should not even know they are in your mouth as they become integrated into your natural tooth structure. The treatment is short as it could take from a couple of days to three weeks to make the veneers depending on the complexity.

    How are Porcelain Veneers Applied ?

    A mold of your tooth is taken for the fabrication of the porcelain veneers that are constructed for each individual tooth. The custom made veneers are then bound to your teeth with a very strong adhesive. There are a huge variety of adhesives and techniques to using these special dental bonding adhesives. The technique of the dentist is critical at this stage to avoid veneers that fall off (they should not). Dental Bonding is important but the patient should be able to see the veneers in their mouth before they are bonded. The patient may want a whiter color or not like the look of the porcelain. The patient needs to be involved in the quality of care.

    Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

    There are many advantages of getting porcelain veneers. First and foremost they will give your teeth a natural and healthy appearance. Porcelain veneers have an advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques since they are translucent and have a glass like appearance that is undetectably natural looking. After the laminates are bonded to the surface of your tooth they duplicate the features of natural dental enamel. Porcelain is a ceramic heat fired and does not pick up stains. If there is a stain, it can be polished off easily during a normal cleaning.

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