Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance and function of the teeth. It includes various procedures such as fillings, crowns, fixed bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, root canal treatment, smile line contouring, and teeth whitening.
Fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities. They are made of composite resin and are used to fill the hole left by the cavity.
Crowns are used to cover and protect a damaged tooth. They are made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal and are custom-made to fit over the tooth.
Fixed bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are made of porcelain, ceramic or metal and are held in place by dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth.
Inlays and onlays are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities or trauma. They are made of materials such as composite resin, ceramic, or gold and are used to fill in the missing portion of the tooth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. They are made of materials such as porcelain or composite resin and are used to cover up imperfections such as chips, cracks, or discoloration.
Root canal treatment is a procedure that is used to save a tooth that has been infected or damaged by decay. It involves removing the infected tissue from inside the tooth and filling the tooth with a special material.
Smile line contouring, also known as gingival contouring, is a procedure that is used to reshape the gums in order to improve the appearance of the smile. It can be done using lasers or traditional scalpel techniques.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that is used to lighten the color of the teeth. It can be done in a dental office or at home using over-the-counter products.