COSMETIC MAKEOVERS IN DENTISTRY
Through IMBB and all of you, I have really learned a lot. Although I am still not good with makeup yet but wanted to share something I am good at-dentistry. Yes, I am a dentist practicing in Delhi .
Cosmetic procedures have gained so much importance in dentistry and the reason i attribute to it is that not all of your features can be fixed but your smile can be fixed!!! I believe no one should shy away from smiling. So, i am sharing a cosmetic dentistry procedure most sought after. There are more that i may share in the future.
VENEERS AND LAMINATES :-
I have dealt with patients(not many though as i have just started) having inferiority complex due to unattractive smile/unattractive front teeth. Well, for many of them , veneers were the answer.
A veneer is a wafer thin layer of restorative material placed over the teeth. It is made up of porcelain.
When do you require a porcelain veneer/laminate:-
1. Intrinsic stain in teeth that cannot be removed by scaling or dental bleaching ( like fluoride stain or congenital staining of teeth i.e since birth
2. Chipped off or slightly fractured teeth
3. Crooked teeth with sharp edges or minor misalignment (major mal alignments are corrected by wearing braces)
4. Gummy smile-if you show too much of your gums while smiling
5. Too large/ short teeth or widening a narrow smile
6. Gap between front teeth especially the central ones
THE PROCEDURE :
A little from your teeth is removed (its a non drilling procedure), impression is made and the material fabrication is done in the laboratory. You can get them placed in your next visit, procedure doesn’t take much time. The shade and shape selection of veneer is done according to rest of your teeth(if they are not stained/disformed) and your facial features. Also taken into consideration is the SPA factor-Sex, Personality, Age.
THE RESULT :
Happy smiling faces. You can expect your veneers to last for years and they do resemble natural teeth if done correctly.
EXPENSES : depends on how many teeth you wana get done. Anterior teeth comprise of 6 upper and 6 lower teeth. They may cost anywhere between rs.2000-10,000
A smile plays an important role in grooming the overall look. You should love the way you are but still if few things can be fixed under experts, don’t shy away to get them done. Cosmetic dentistry is really emerging like anything but always choose the best dentist as there are many quacks in the market. Look for their degree, a minimum BDS degree should be mentioned. Discuss with clearly with your doc what you want to achieve and let him/her make you go through the entire procedure before you start. Many dentists keep before and after pics which is a good practice so that you can see the difference.
Wish you loads of reasons to smile..as IMBB has become one of the reasons for me to smile .
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PS- I could have included my patient’s pictures but they might have not looked that aesthetic and I wanted to go with the theme of IMBB
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