At Smile Darmawangsa Dental Care, we can give you aesthetic treatment such as tooth bleaching, tooth reshaping, crown and bridges, labial veneering, bite reclamation and gum lift. Aesthetic treatment will restore the aesthetic and function of the teeth.
If your teeth are darkened from age, coffee, tea, tetracycline antibiotics or smoking, you can consider tooth bleaching. Bleaching is a form of tooth whitening and it can lighten the color of the teeth, to give you a brighter smile.
Tooth reshaping involves removing parts of the enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. It may be used to correct a small chip or to alter the length, shape or position of teeth and to correct crooked or excessively long teeth. It is also known as enameloplasty, odontoplasty, contouring, recontouring, slenderizing, stripping or sculpting. This procedure offers fast results and can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances.
Crown and Bridges
Crown and bridge is a kind of tooth restorative procedure to enhance the tooth’s form and/or to replace a missing tooth. It may be recommended for a tooth that has been weakened by decay, fracture or failure of previous restoration. Crown and bridges will restore the aesthetics and chewing function to the area of those teeth.
Labial veneering is a restorative process that can cover intrinsic discoloration and stains in the front surface of the teeth. In the case when discoloration and stains caused by intrinsic factors appear, labial veneering is recommended.
Patients who have had years of excessive wear of their teeth due to grinding or acid reflux have a closed or shorter look to their face and smile. By opening up their bite, we can alter their vertical dimension and sometimes can even remove unwanted wrinkles as well. This gives them a more youthful appearance and can often eliminate the need of plastic surgery.
Gum lift is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. The procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth.
A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. Dental filling materials, which include composite, porcelain and silver amalgam, may be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. Inlays and onlays are usually made from porcelain, composite resin and sometimes even from gold. Because inlays and onlays can be created from tooth-colored materials, they are often used to replace metal fillings for patients who desire a more natural looking smile. Read on to find out about how inlays and onlays may be able to enhance your health and smile’s appearance.
Crown and Bridges
Both crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
Dentures are false teeth, made mostly of plastic, that replace missing or lost teeth. Dentures are a solution of last resort. Many people assume that they will need dentures as they age, but losing teeth is not a normal part of the aging process. If you care for your teeth well and guard against periodontal (gum) disease, you should be able to keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks.
Teeth are porous in nature and made up of hollow tube-like structures known as dentin tubules. Staining occurs when the surface (‘enamel’) picks up stains from food and beverages through the dentine tubules. Acidic food and beverages such as carbonated drinks and red wine erode the enamel, thus increasing the pick-up rate of stains from other food substances. Some stains are actually caused by pigments embedded in plague that has become coloured.