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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures – What Does It Include?

June 16, 2017


Shalby Team

Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental


Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures that are carried out for improving the appearance of one’s mouth and smile. While these procedures are usually optional and not 'essential', they can go a long way towards improving your self confidence and the appeal of your smile. After all, who doesn’t want to have an attractive smile? So what do cosmetic dentistry procedures include? Let’s take a look.

Looking at what cosmetic dentistry procedures include

Firstly let us look at inlays and onlays, which are also known as indirect fillings. When there is mild to moderate tooth decay but not enough tooth structure for supporting a filling, inlays and onlays are used.  An inlay is used when there is no damage to the tooth cusps while an onlay is used when the tooth cusps are damaged.  Made using composite resin material in a dental laboratory, inlays and onlays are attached to the teeth using adhesive dental cement.  Not only do they provide the support required for the strengthening of teeth and shape restoration, they also prevent future deterioration or decay.

Composite bonding is yet another common cosmetic dentistry procedure. In composite bonding, material with colour that is similar to that of tooth enamel is used for repairing damaged/decayed/discoloured teeth. The decayed part of the tooth is drilled out by the dentist, who will then apply the composite onto the tooth’s surface and sculpt it into the correct shape followed by using high-intensity light for curing it. It is a very economical yet effective option for those with chipped/cracked/decayed teeth.

Dental Veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure involving the application of realistic-looking veneers onto the surface of teeth with a dental adhesive, for correcting cracked/damaged tooth enamel, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth etc. A basic cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening is used for making one’s teeth over three shades lighter within 2-4 weeks. This procedure is especially useful for those whose teeth have become stained over the years due to smoking, medication, coffee etc.

Among the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures are dental implants. Dental implants are the most effective procedure for addressing tooth loss, as one cannot spot the difference between a dental implant and the teeth surrounding it. At the site of the missing tooth, a small titanium screw is inserted by the dentist into the jaw, and this will be the support for a crown. The implant becomes permanently secured after the bone and supporting tissue fuse to it.

For the best results in cosmetic dental surgery, it is important to that you approach the right cosmetic dentistry team, like the Dental Cosmetics and Implantology Centre at Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad – among the best dental hospital in India. The Shalby team comprises of the best dental surgeon in India, who have been carefully selected and have undergone extensive training. This is the reason why the Shalby Team is reputed for delivering excellent results in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants in India. For the best smile, it goes without saying that you will have to go to the best dental hospitals.


Shalby Team

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…


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