Cosmetic Dentistry: Creating Brighter, Better Smiles
From subtle repairs to major procedures, cosmetic dentistry has evolved to improve every aspect of a smile. From teeth whitening, to replacing missing teeth and everything else in between, smile enhancements are proven to boost a person’s overall appearance and self-confidence. At Dr. Michael’s, our cosmetic dentists work hard to create results that make you want to smile even more.
Today, cosmetic dentists have a variety of techniques and tools in their arsenal to reshape teeth, close gaps between teeth, fix broken or chipped teeth, restore worn teeth and even alter the length of your pearly whites.
In the UAE, smile makeovers are getting more popular than ever. Our CEO and Clinical Director Dr. Michael Formenius has been helping countless patients achieve the smile they truly desire through dental veneers.
Here’s a quick list of what cosmetic dentistry can offer you.
At its best, in-office teeth whitening or “bleaching” restores your teeth’s natural, youthful radiance. To get the best results, we suggest that you book a whitening consultation with your dentist/dental hygienist to discuss your concerns and expectations.
There’s no need to rely on unsightly (and sometimes weird-looking) metals to replace tooth structures lost to decay. Today, dentists make use of state-of-the-art composite resins and porcelain materials that naturally mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
Crowns or Caps
Dentists use a crown to cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. These are made to match the color of your natural teeth, and can be used to improve your teeth’s appearance, shape or alignment.
Bridges also known as fixed removable dentures, literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Veneers are very thin custom-made laminates crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of the teeth. These are a great option for correcting stained, chipped or crooked teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically fused in the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge for those who have lost a tooth or teeth. For almost 50 years, implants have been recognized by dental experts as procedure of choice for teeth replacement.
Through bonding, cosmetic dentists are able to fix chipped teeth, close spaces between teeth or cover the entire external surface of a tooth using materials (porcelain and composite resins) that look naturally like the original tooth.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Periodontal plastic surgery is performed to restore the form, function and correct irregularities in the gums. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the real long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not a cure for periodontal disease.
Be sure to ask your dentist any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. To get the best results, remember to communicate your expectations with your dentist prior to any procedure.