Lets face it, your smile says so much about who you are. Smiles are a universal form of communication regardless of what language you speak or country you come from. Your smile instantly communicates so much about how you feel about yourself, what kind of personality you have and how you feel about the company you are with.
Many people have low self esteem due to dissatisfaction with their smiles. So much that a smile can impact both personal and professional relationships. So know that we know all this, how can cosmetic dentistry help you? The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is constantly evolving.
There are many different techniques and procedures to improve your smile. The first step towards an enhanced smile is identifying the problem that is bothering you. This could be a long insecure you’ve had or something more recent. Identify the problem first. Below are just a few common issues that can be corrected with the help of a cosmetic dentist.
With the help of teeth whitening you can attain a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening lighten the color of you teeth to bring you a fresher look.
As we age our teeth become discolored. The effects of smoking or certain food and drinks can also stain and discolor our teeth. Teeth whitening treatment can help by restoring your teeth and give you a younger fresher look.
How Teeth Whitening Works
With professional bleaching, a rubber shield or gel is applied to cover the gums for protection. A whitening product is then applied to the teeth. The total time to complete the treatment is around three or four weeks. The treatment begins at the dentists and is carried on at home by you. At home you will use the teeth whitening product for about thirty minutes to an hour each session, for between two to four weeks. After treatment is completed the results last between two and three years.
New porcelain veneers allow you to have a beautiful smile without any painful injections. Unlike previous veneers, the patient does not have to have part of their existing tooth removed. The veneers are thin paper but still retain their strength, and are placed directly over your existing teeth. They are a breakthrough in dentistry technology and produce outstanding results. Major benefits of new porcelain veneers. There are many benefits of the new veneers including: no drilling required, no removal of the existing tooth structure and instant, permanent results. The new porcelain veneers can also be used to cover your existing crowns.
The principle of veneers is similar to that of placing false fingernails. Veneers are laboratory-constructed custom-made facings, which are mechanically bonded to the tooth surface. Veneers provide excellent aesthetics because the lab can actually incorporate characteristics such as greater opacity and special stains and colors that allow an almost perfect match to your own tooth structure.
Dental Hygienists are specially trained members of the dental team. They play an important role in dental health care, the prevention of gum disease and the maintenance of restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges etc).
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings are not only functional, but can be natural looking as well. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
Crown is an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’. In the past, chipping a tooth meant replacing it with a crown, unless the chip was small enough to be treated with cosmetic contouring. With bonding, however, the process of repairing broken teeth has been a new concept. Now, a new tooth can be formed simply by applying mouldable resin composite to its remaining structure. This rebuilds the tooth to its original shape.
Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by missing tooth can mean greater strain on the teeth at either side. A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.
Conscious Sedation is ideal for those nervous patients, making dental treatment easier. Sedation is a safe method and usually without side effects. We have an experienced visiting specialist in sedation within the dental field. We can accept referrals for sedation treatment from other dental practice.
Stained or Discolored Teeth
You may already like the look and shape of your teeth but the color is something you want to improve. A simple in office teeth whitening procedure could do the trick or even using some take home solution such as whitening trays or whitestrips. The biggest difference between the take home solutions and a “1 hour whitening procedure” is essentially the speed in which your teeth lighten. There is also a cost difference. The quicker the solution the higher the fee, but generally speaking both solutions can get great results.