If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can reshape your uneven gum line and give you a smile, you can be proud of.
Gingiva may appear too high when there occurs gingival recession where the gingiva is pulled away from tooth exposing more of the tooth.
Gingiva may appear low in some case of drugs causing gingival enlargement or due to some pathology.
We at cosmo laser clinic can plan your treatment according to the recontouring required and can be very well done with dental laser or with scalpel.
Gum depigmentation is a procedure used in cosmetic dentistry to remove black spots or patches on the gums caused by excessive melanin.
The normal color of the gum tissue (gingiva) is pink, but excess deposits of melanin (melanin gingival hyperpigmentation) can create what seem to be black spots or patches on the gums, creating an aesthetic or cosmetic problem. Discolouration may also be caused by long term use of certain medications.
A clinical assessment is carried out to customize the treatment to the patients needs, and the procedure itself can involve surgical, chemical, or laser ablation techniques.
Laser Gum Depigmentation Techniques (Laser Gum Bleaching)
Melanocytes are cells which reside in the basal layer of the gingival epithelium. These cells produce melanin, which are pigments that cause discoloration or dark spots in gums. A dental laser can target and ablate the melanocytes, thus reducing the production of melanin in the gingival tissue. Following laser depigmentation, the gingiva heals by secondary intention. This results in a lighter and more uniform color of the gums.
Dental bleaching is a common procedure in general dentistry and has much contribution in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
As a person ages, the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous and phosphate-deficient. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foods and vegetables rich with carotenoids or xanthenoids. Certain antibacterial medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. Ingesting coloured liquids like coffee, tea and red wine can also discolour teeth.
We at cosmo laser clinic do all sorts of bleaching related to the type of discolouration. It uses new technique of laser bleaching in case of in office bleach. We also design treatment plan for patient who want to undergo home bleaching procedure.
Today, people are becoming increasingly self-consciousabout their appearance and smile.
They are looking for various treatments like body art and cosmetic dental treatments to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance, attention, to make a fashion statement and to be unique among the crowd.
With lot of cosmetic dental treatments available like porcelain veneering, composite veneering, bleaching and placement of tooth jewellery, patients smile can be made more pleasing, appealing, and aesthetic. This results in increased self confidence of the patient.
Oral tooth jewellery is for all patients who want a dazzling smile. The advantages of it being a temporary, painless procedure and it do not involve any invasive treatment on the tooth like drilling holes.
Tooth jewellery is of two types tooth gems, and twinkles that are attached to anterior healthy tooth with composite resin cement. They shine brightly, splashing bright rays around them and emphasizing the natural whiteness of enamel and add sparkle to a smile. They are bonded to tooth without pain, infection, drilling. They do not interfere with oral hygiene maintenance and can be removed or changed in minutes if required.
Dental veneers or laminates are tooth coloured wafer thin shells usually bonded to the front surfaces of teeth for enhancing tooth colour, shape and size. Veneers can change your smile and appearance dramatically in a day!
Dental veneers can be fabricated from porcelain which has excellent esthetic value. It is resistant to staining and exactly mimics the natural tooth. After minimal tooth preparation, these are custom made in dental laboratories. Porcelain veneer have good amount of strength and do not causes staining as compared to composite laminates. Dental veneers are also made with direct composite resins. With less tooth cutting, direct bonding of composite to tooth one can achieve dream smile within an hour. These veneers stain over time and may need to be replaced.
Veneers are a good option to fix:
- Stained teeth either after injury, tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, etc.
- Worn, chipped or fractured teeth
- To correct misaligned, uneven or unsymmetrical teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape; veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative. The making of veneers is an irreversible process and hence must be properly planned. It is like a magic wand that gives you the perfect smile you have dreamt of JUST LIKE THAT...
After composite laminate done