What is a Dental Clinic?
A place or hospital department
where outpatients are given
medical treatment or advice,
especially of a specialist nature.
A dental clinic is a place where
Doctors who practice dentistry or
involved in the study, diagnosis,
prevention, and treatment of
diseases, disorders and
conditions of the oral cavity,
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
From subtle changes to major repairs,
your dentist can perform a variety of
procedures to improve your smile. There
are many techniques and options to treat
teeth that are discolored, chipped,
misshapen or missing. Your dentist can
reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore
worn or short teeth or alter the length of
your teeth. Common procedures include
bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and
reshaping and contouring.
Bleaching is a common and popular chemical
used to whiten teeth. Some people get
teeth bleached to make stains disappear,
just want a whiter shade. Bleaching
can be performed by
your dentist in the office or,
under dental supervision,
at home. Many
patients enjoy bleaching at home
because it is
more convenient. Treatment begins when your
dentist creates a custom mouthpiece to ensure the correct amount of
whitening solution is used and that your teeth are properly exposed.
Typically, whitening at home takes two to four weeks, depending on the
desired shade you wish to achieve. Whitening in the office may call for
one or more 45-minute to one-hour visits to your dentist's office.
Bonding is tooth-colored material used
to fill in gaps or change the color of
teeth. Requiring a single office visit,
bonding lasts several years. Bonding
susceptible to staining or
other forms of
teeth are chipped or
slightly decayed, bonded
composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used
as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities. Additionally, it can be
used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface
of a tooth to change its color and shape.
Crowns, also known as caps, cover a
tooth to restore it to its normal shape
and appearance. Due to their cost,
they are used in cases where other
procedures will not be effective.
Crowns have the longest life
expectancy of all cosmetic
restorations, but are the most timeconsuming.
Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth reshaping and contouring, is a
procedure to correct crooked teeth,
chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or
even overlapping teeth in a single
session. Tooth reshaping and
contouring, is commonly used to alter
the length, shape or position of your
teeth. Contouring teeth may also help
correct small problems with bite. It is
common for bonding to be combined
with tooth reshaping.