Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry


Crowns & Bridges

A Crown/Cap is the portion of a tooth above the gum line that is covered by enamel. The artificial cap can be made of porcelain, composite, or metal and is cemented on top of the damaged tooth. Porcelain is the most popular choice because it is tooth colored and resembles your natural teeth. Much like fillings, crowns are highly durable and will last you many years, but they may need to be replaced in the future.Typical reasons for a crown include: a tooth that has had a root canal, decayed teeth, fractured or large fillings, broken teeth, or for cosmetic enhancement.

A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are a stationary (non-removable) dental prosthesis fixed to teeth, adjacent to a space. They are cemented or bonded to supporting teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth. These are also called a fixed partial denture. Just like fillings, there are many types of bridges and you and your dental team will discuss the best options for your case. The most popular bridge is made of porcelain because it most resembles your natural teeth. They are very durable and will last you many years, but like other dental restorations they may need to be replaced. Bridges are chosen to fill in spaces of missing teeth, to help restore your smile, as an alternative to removable dentures, or to help retain normal chewing and speaking. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges) or they can be removable (removable bridge).

Ceramic Veneers

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth it can get corrected with the help of dental veneers.Dental veneers have been used for over 20 years to improve smiles. They are the most commonly used technique for smile makeovers. Most dental veneers are made from porcelain or ceramic and can be colored to match your existing teeth.

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth The very first and primary advantage offered by veneers is that they make the teeth look natural and healthy. Unlike dentures, these do not have an artificial appearance about them. Also, the process of applying veneers at Viva dent is very fast and easy. A veneer dental treatment is the only cosmetic dental solution that offers quick and dramatic results.

Tooth veneers are capable of correcting multiple flaws pertaining to the teeth like chipped or fractured teeth, stains, discoloration and teeth gaps. Dental veneers do not just contribute to the aesthetic beauty of your smile. Veneers also improve the function and strength of your teeth. If you are not happy with the shape, position or color of your teeth then you should consider this procedure. Apart from making the teeth look brighter and whiter, veneers can also make chipped teeth look complete again and cover the gaps between your teeth.We mostly use pure ceramic, which imitates perfectly natural tooth, and has excellent resilience. It is used when color difference is not strong, and if the teeth function is good.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening also known as bleaching lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most requested cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. According to the FDA whitening helps to restore your tooth color to your natural teeth and bleaching help to whiten it beyond the natural color.Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

An impression is taken to make a specialized mouth guard mouth guard or stent to hold the bleaching solution against the teeth. The material is used each night for about three to four hours for a week or two. By the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, this bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.


Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or disarranged.

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.Bonding, also known as bonded restoration, is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. In most cases, several teeth can be bonded in one dental visit. Bonding uses tooth-colored material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light.


22 January 2015


About Viva Dent

Vivadent is one of the leading Dental Clinics in Maldives. The clinic was established in 2012 to adhere to the highest standards in safety, hygiene and customer service in Dentistry.

Dr. Satheesh BDS

Dr. Rajkumar MDS (Orthodontist)