Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, or cavities, occurs when bacteria living in your mouth make acid that then begins to eat away at your teeth. Untreated tooth decay may cause infection, extreme pain and the loss of tooth. The decay process begins with the unnoticeable damage to the enamel of your teeth and then steadily progresses to deeper layers of the tooth, eventually leading to the pulp. The pulp of your teeth contains highly-sensitive blood vessels and nerves. Poor oral hygiene not only includes brushing your teeth regularly, but not flossing regularly, not brushing your tongue, and not using mouth wash. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day – morning and night, but it is ideal to brush after every meal. Infdividuals with enamel issues and who have deep crevices in their teeth are highly-likely to have problems with tooth decay. This is because the deep crevices allow bacteria and plaque easy access to grow. Dental sealants are typically used to prevent tooth decay in patients with deep tooth crevices.
During your first visit with your dental, the dentist performs an exam and takes X-rays of the teeth. If you want aesthetic dentistry for cosmetic reasons, the dentist will make sure the procedure is safe. Or, if the checkup shows signs of trouble, like infection or misalignment, the dentist may recommend procedures that involve aesthetic work. Some procedures can be performed the same day, while others may require several visits to continue the work or to monitor progress. Some procedures, such as teeth whitening, only have a cosmetic benefit, since tooth color poses no health risk. Many other aesthetic dental procedures have benefits beyond improved appearance. For example: Periodontal treatment protects the tooth’s appearance by minimizing the damage caused by periodontitis. Porcelain veneers are placed on teeth that may have cracked or have other abnormalities that impact tooth function. Aesthetic dentistry addresses both sets of concerns, providing solutions that resolve dental issues while protecting the natural, healthy appearance of the teeth.
Dental Issues solved with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers, or sometimes called as dental veneers or porcelain laminates, are considered to be a quicker and more suitable solution to cure these defects. These are wafer-like thin shells that are specially designed to cover up your front teeth so that you would achieve natural looking teeth. Veneers are permanently attached with special adhesives and are usually fitted and adjusted according to your dental problems. Since porcelain perfectly resembles natural tooth enamel, it is used to make these dental veneers so that it gives the patient a natural-looking set of teeth. On a normal tooth, light reflects and travels through the semi-transparent enamel, mirroring the dentin, the next tooth layer, which then gives our teeth a naturally pearly gleam. Porcelain works this way, thus, it is being used as a major composition in dental veneers and even is a widely used material in the cosmetic industry. Veneers, whether they are made of porcelain or resin composite materials, are efficient dental solutions to a number of common problems. Discolored teeth can easily be covered up by veneers as can teeth that are worn down or uneven. Veneers can also remedy gaps between teeth by covering the space in between, resulting in a full toothy smile. Misaligned teeth or teeth that have been chipped or broken can also be readily concealed by veneers. The shade of porcelain veneers can be selected to match the rest of your teeth so you retain a natural-looking smile. Veneers are crafted to last for an incredibly long time, and they are also stain-resistant. For a majority of patients, veneers are well-tolerated by gums tissues. Additionally, porcelain veneers do not require the extensive shaping of the natural tooth that crowns do.