Porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates are thin, custom-made from the shells of tooth-colored substances designed to cover the front part of teeth to advance your appearance. It is one of the most popular treatment options out there for people considering a smile makeover. This is a popular cosmetic dental procedure due to the amazing results that many people have gained with this treatment. The shells are fenced to the front of the teeth changing their color, length, size and shape. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. They provide a natural tooth appearance. No anesthesia is required for this procedure. Porcelain veneers only require a minimal amount of damage to your natural tooth structure.

Porcelain veneers can easily be matched to the surrounding natural teeth in order to provide a constant smile. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape. One of the great advantages of porcelain veneers is that they are flexible. If you have several dental problems, you may be able to have them all consigned with porcelain veneers alone. Porcelain veneers react to natural and artificial light just as your real teeth. Veneers can be used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. The procedure is generally painless with just some slight sensitivity and discomfort. Porcelain veneers are ceramic glass and are non-porous. This prevents stains from dimming the appearance in future

Cosmetics fillings are used to rectify areas of decay in a tooth. The damaged part of the tooth is not removed & after a thorough cleaning it is replaced with a filling. These are less noticeable than amalgam fillings and they improve the appearance of your smile. Dental cement is a blend with the natural tooth not only in strength but also in its looks so that it is hard to recognize a foreign material placement in the tooth. There is obviously no danger of metal sensitivity. These fillings can last for more than 11 years or more compared to other types of fillings. Older metal fillings can be easily replaced with more attractive colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are available in a wide range of shades and translucencies so we are able to blend them perfectly with the shade of your natural tooth enamel. These tooth-colored fillings eliminate any worries about cosmetic appearance as they let you smile freely, without the concern of exposing dark silver amalgam fillings. When cosmetic fillings fail, they are easily removed and replaced with another cosmetic filling (because comparatively less tooth structure must be removed to place a cosmetic filling, which means more natural tooth structure survives).The fillings are very strong, which is especially important for back teeth that must withstand extreme bite forces. Modern tooth-colored fillings are not only very strong but they form a strong bond directly with your teeth. This quality gives the filling extra strength as well as reducing the chance of bacteria getting between the filling and enamel. White composite fillings are incredibly popular with dental patients because they look clean and natural and they do not shrink with age like amalgam fillings. As a matter of convenience, a dental patient may be pleasantly surprised to find that the composite filling they have just had placed is fully cured (hardened) and ready for use. Relatively speaking, dental amalgam fillings require long duration before they approach full strength.

A common dental habit that all of us practice is brushing. We all brush the teeth with suitable toothpaste. Most toothpaste in turn contains a substance known as fluoride. This substance is initially present in our body and it significantly contributes to the strengthening of teeth. In this regard, applying fluoride toothpaste is beneficial. As it is said, too much of anything is bad. This is very much applicable in the case of fluoride application also. The application of too much fluoride can cause an issue known as fluorosis. This condition affects the enamel of tooth. The most critical side-effect is that the damage on the enamel is permanent.

When fluorosis affects the teeth, it becomes more porous. The teeth then begin to degrade away. The condition also leads to the formation of stains in the teeth. Fluoride stains are very hard to treat, if they are present for a considerable time.

 

Mild fluorosis and associated stains can be rectified through a set of conservative procedures.

Some of the techniques that can be used for the treatment include the following:

  • Teeth whitening procedure to whiten the fluorosis stains.
  • Use of dental crowns.
  • Bonding: It is the process in which the tooth is coated with a resin so that it bonds to the enamel.
  • Use of veneers: They are appliances that are used for covering the front portion of the teeth.

As you get older, your teeth naturally become darker. If you drink tea, coffee and wine or consume other foods and drinks with strong color, your teeth may become discolored earlier.Tooth whitening or bleaching has become one of the most popular esthetic dental treatments. Teeth whitening are ideal for people who have healthy, non-restored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Persons who have yellow coloration in the teeth respond best. Teeth whitening can't make your teeth white. it can however lighten the present color by various shades. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouth-guard and will instruct you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Professional bleaching can be either internal or external.

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