Cosmetic dentistry first started because of the human urge to look beautiful. It was most probably started by Egyptians or Greeks or Levantines in order to ensure a beautiful smile or to enhance the appearance of an individual. However, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since ancient Levantines used it for beautification. Its practice now not only ensures a better smile but also a much better oral health for most of us.
Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry
The improvements in technology have seen lot of new tools being available to dentists. Where, in the past gold foil and metals were used to fill cavities, the same is being done today through composite materials made of glass and plastic that look much more natural in appearance. For a missing tooth advances in cosmetic dentistry have ensured availability of multiple options including dentures, bridges and dental implants. Now, people all over the world from those living in megacities like Dubai to those living in small towns have dental clinics nearby from where they can get dental treatment. The ancient methods of using urine for teeth whitening are no longer used as much better alternatives are available. Crown lengthening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that has been adopted because of the innovations in the field …show more content…
The time of the surgery also increases if bones are also needed to be removed in addition to soft tissues. During the procedure, the periodontist will pull gums from the concerned tooth by making cuts. If only gum tissues are required to be removed, he would stop by removing only that, however, in most cases to expose the required amount of tooth for the dentist, some bone from around the tooth also needs to be removed. Once the amount of tooth exposed is enough, the surgeon would sterile the area and stitch the