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Cosmetic Dentistry- How can you achieve the smile you always wanted?

How can you achieve the smile you always wanted? The best course of action is to see a cosmetic dentist for enjoying a beautiful, sparkling smile.

The appearance of the teeth improves by focusing on professional care that can be done through a method known as Cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective and not essential, and some treatment cases provide therapeutic benefits.

Several choices for cosmetic dental work are available when you want to improve your smile.

"Smile makeover" usually enhances the appearance of your smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Modern cosmetic dentistry gives you a better smile if your teeth are stained, discoloured, worn, broken, misaligned, misshapen, chipped, or have gaps between them. Cosmetic dentists work with you and develop a treatment plan.

Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise. A dentist can transform anyone's teeth to give them a smile they desire

The best cosmetic dentists will provide the procedures needed to give their patients their best smile ever and explain why these procedures are required.

Below is some information that can help you learn more about the various cosmetic dental procedures available. Here's a breakdown of standard cosmetic dental procedures and why they might be necessary:

Teeth Whitening

Who doesn't like a bright smile? A simple and least expensive way to improve your smile is teeth whitening. It is also called "Teeth bleaching." This procedure can whiten your teeth from discolouration and staining.

Whitening isn't for everyone. It's recommended for people who have unrestored teeth and gums. Teeth-whitening systems include toothpaste and rinses, gels, strips, trays, and whitening agents obtained from a dentist. Individuals with yellow tones respond best as opposed to grey tones.

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure and can be performed at the dentist's clinic, done in one visit. Teeth can be brightened and whitened with the use of a bleaching agent, but not everyone's teeth can be bleached, so it is vital to check with your dentist first. It is one of the most popular options for people who want a simple way to change their smile. It's also one of the affordable options.

Consult your dentist to find out if whitening is right for you.


A dental crown is tooth-shaped and is also called a cap. It fits over by replacing the decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its strength, size, shape, and appearance. Crowns prevent a weak tooth from breaking. It also holds a cracked tooth together.

Crowns, in most common cases, last for five to fifteen years. It is usually made of metal, resin, or ceramic.

Crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken, or to cover spaces in between teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are the gold standard in cosmetic dental procedures. Veneers fit over the outer surface of the teeth and are thin porcelain shells.

Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's colour or shape, and the process is not reversible. Veneers are used for people who have dark staining, as well as chipped or fractured front teeth.

The impression is taken and sent to a dental lab for custom veneers. You will have temporary veneers until the permanent ones get back from the lab.

Veneers resolve numerous cosmetic problems and can look exceptionally realistic.

Dental Bonding

In Dental Bonding, a special light is used to apply a tooth-coloured resin and harden it with a special light. The dentist also trims, shapes, and polishes it. It ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to improve a person's smile. Cosmetic dental procedures are the easiest and least expensive way.

Bonding can close gaps, repair chipped or cracked teeth, be used as a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings or change the shape of teeth. Bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

The composite bonding material is typically the same, which is used for white dental fillings. The drawback is that the lifespan of the enamel bonding is not as long as the veneers, so many people choose veneers instead.

Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping, also known as contouring, is a quick and painless process of shaping natural teeth. It improves the appearance of the teeth. Enamel shaping is often combined with whitening, veneers, or bonding.

Enamel shaping is used to correct minor imperfections such as uneven teeth or teeth that are slightly overcrowded. This process shows immediate effects and is usually not painful.


Orthodontics, also known as Braces, corrects crooked or misaligned teeth, improves the health and appearance of anyone's smile, be it, adult or child. Braces apply steady pressure over time and slowly moves teeth into alignment. The bony socket changes its shape as the teeth move and the pressure is applied.

Orthodontics is not only for kids, but more and more adults are seeking treatment for cosmetic purposes. So, if you have buck teeth or crooked teeth, consult an orthodontist. Invisible braces are also known as aligners prove an excellent option for adults because no one can tell you're wearing them!

Braces are not only for aesthetics. This dental procedure can correct misalignment causing pain, like chronic headaches. The benefits make this procedure worth the investment.

Consult Dr Kumarswamy's Dental Clinic to discuss which procedure is best suited for your needs.


Visit Dr Kumarswamy's Dental Clinic to know how stress affects your oral health without you knowing about it. Our clinic provides the treatments required to improve your oral health and hygiene. Contact us to schedule your next dentist appointment.


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