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‘Need Based Dentistry’ To ‘Want Based Dentistry’

While need based dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, want based(cosmetic) dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile.

Need based dentistry, addresses dental problems that require necessary treatments, whereas want based (cosmetic) dentistry provide elective or desired treatments.

Cosmetic treatments may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth. Previously, most fillings were primarily of gold, amalgam (silver) and other materials that were not matching with the teeth.

Nowadays dental fillings may be considered cosmetic to a certain extent that closely matches the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of teeth and the enhancement of a person’s smile.

Some cosmetic treatments like smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.

Smile makeovers can help you achieve beautifully aligned teeth; they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.

Dentists in India, work closely with you to develop a treatment plan designed to achieve exactly what you want from your makeover.

This involves a high level of finesse with even the smallest details, such as how much tooth should be displayed in a particular smile.

Smile makeover involves treatment with the help of crowns and veneers. Cosmetic dentists in Delhi are routinely doing crowns and veneers for patients wanting the wow factor in their smile.

Crowns (also known as caps) cover the entire tooth and can help restore a tooth to its normal shape and appearance. Crowning a tooth, re-establishes its natural form, as well as its function. Cosmetic dentists in Delhi, doing crowns can help improve/ change the shape/size/color/alignment /contour of the tooth. Thus the improvement is significant, adding not just to the patient’s look but confidence levels as well.

Crowning teeth can also create drastic improvements for patients whose teeth have been worn by bruxism (grinding habits) or by enamel erosion. So dentists in multi-specialty dental clinics of Delhi do full mouth rehabilitations for patients; thus their worn out teeth are reinforced and the vertical height of the face is re-established. The patients look younger and enjoy eating food better.

Veneers are an alternative to crowns. Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain placed over the outer surface of the teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth.

Veneers can enhance your smile for teeth with uneven surfaces or which are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.

Crowns and veneers enhance teeth cosmetically by masking a variety of minor to moderate dental imperfections.

This is because porcelain is hard, strong, durable, translucent and highly resistant to chemical attack. It is life like as it reflects light and lasts for a long time. Thus it is the preferred material for dentists in India.

If you have severely chipped, spaced, dull or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for crowns or veneers.

Smile makeovers enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile and other facial features.

Dentists in Delhi actively participate in the smile design process. By asking your preferences for the shape, length, width and color of the crowns or veneers and the change in the appearance of your smile that you want them to create so that your treatment will meet your expectations.

It is important that your dentist understands your objectives when undergoing a smile makeover procedure.

Some aspects of your smile that could be improved include the following:

The dentist selects the shade for your teeth and is carefully evaluated with special consideration given to the tone and color of your face and hair. A well-shaped smile comprising of bright, white teeth lends to a youthful appearance.

Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between them can be improved with the help of crowns or veneers.

Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth can be improved and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of the smile.

Whether porcelain crowns or veneers are used to enhance your smile, the truth of the matter is, no one should come to know that you have had any work done, just that you look great. So, good cosmetic dentistry blends with the natural.

Dental clinics in Delhi and India are routinely doing cosmetic dentistry procedures such as smile makeovers, teeth whitening etc. Once your dentist has a thorough understanding of where you are starting from and where you want to end up, he or she can explain your treatment options.

Tooth whitening is another cosmetic dentistry procedure which can help you improve the color of stained or dulled teeth. It is very popular both with men and women across the world.

Whitening is a common and popular treatment used to whiten teeth. Discoloration can be hereditary or due simply to getting older or due to habits.

Discoloration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea and tobacco or cigarettes. The improvement in the teeth shade is spectacular when the staining is due to extrinsic causes.

There is nothing that radiates health, happiness and beauty like a sparkling white smile.

So it is no wonder many people choose whitening to improve the appearance of their teeth and to enhance their faded smile. Dentists in Delhi counsel the patients beforehand about the safety of the procedure.

Follow your dentist’s instructions to ensure the long-term beauty of your new smile and to keep all follow-up and regular cleaning appointments with your dentist.

Another cosmetic procedure which is quite popular in the dental clinics in Delhi is tooth jewellery. A tooth diamond bonded on a front tooth makes it exciting for young girls (especially) to flaunt their smile. Tooth jewellery is particularly popular in the dental clinics in Delhi.

It is helpful and important to know what modern, want based dentistry has to offer, while there is some overlap between the need and want based dentistry.

The want based dentistry (cosmetic dentistry) therefore, goes beyond restoring an individual’s teeth to their proper function, seeking to attain the most ideal result according to the patient’s definition of beauty.

Smile makeovers have turned around our patients’ lives in ‘Smile Delhi-The Dental Clinic‘. Patients have gone from being depressed and under confident to being happy confident individuals. They have found jobs, got a promotion, found a partner and last but not the least they have started enjoying life on the whole.

Posted by- Dr Shriya