Dr. M.S. Gowd is the Honorary Dental Surgeon to His Excellency - the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Indian Prosthodontic Society, Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics and Principal Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad and is also a member of the International Association for Dental Research, Virginia, USA. He has been awarded with many prestigious International memberships including ADA (American Dental Association), AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) and Fellowships including FACD (American College of Dentists), FDI (Federation Dentistry International), FICD (Fellow International College of Dentists), FICP (Fellow International College of Prosthodontics). Dr.M.S. Gowd is the founder Chairman of Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospitals with three centres in the city and has also authored many books on comprehensive dental care and education.
The perfect image is incomplete without an attractive smile to go with your pleasing personality. In today’s society, health and beauty seem to go hand in hand. Armed with the latest advances in science and technology, dentistry can now change a person’s appearance and make smiles more dazzling and dramatic. The results can make one more confident, radiant and charismatic, enhancing success in both personal and professional life.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry is all about recognising and recreating the natural beauty and harmony in the area of the mouth, lips and teeth, in relation to the contours of the face, while optimising health and function. More conservative techniques with minimal invasion are used to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, depending on the clinical situation. Looks can be enhanced with smile makeovers or dental facelifts which include techniques such as bonding, bleaching, laminate or veneers, caps, bridges, implants, etc. There are a variety of treatments available that can address virtually every dental complaint and change one’s smile to make it more beautiful and pleasing. With many new advances in technology, cosmetic dental treatments are becoming more durable and also more popular. Newer and painless treatments are now making people less nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair!
Please tell us something about smile makeovers.
Smile makeover is the process of improving one’s smile through one or more procedures of cosmetic dentistry, thereby improving the overall appearance of the smile. The procedure usually involves a comprehensive assessment of the aesthetics of the smile to improve the overall appearance. One or more procedures such as dental laminate/veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening may be necessary to achieve the desired result. Makeovers are generally customised according to the requirements of the patient after discussions with the dentist. With advancements in technology, patients can preview what they can expect from the smile makeover before the actual procedure.
Is there a procedure to beautify teeth?
A beautiful smile is a confident smile that adds sparkle to your eyes. To add an extra glitter to the smile, diamonds, crystals or gold are now used as the latest fashion statement; and an added incentive is that it is not very painful. One can also choose from white or yellow gold and semi-precious stones such as rubies or sapphires. In less than a minute, you can smile with an added sparkle! Fixed without the use of a drill, these are as easy to detach as they are to attach.
You no longer need to shy away from flashing your pearly whites when you pose for the camera. With cosmetic dentistry all set to enhance your teeth, you now have a even more reasons to smile!