How many times have people you know said, you need to smile more! Often, a reluctance to smile is not because you’re unhappy; it’s because your teeth aren’t as perfect as you would like. Believe it or not, you can be confident with your grin, but it might take a trip to the dentist to get you there. Here are some of the best dental procedures that can reinvent your smile.
Anyone with crooked, chipped, cracked, gappy, or permanently stained teeth can see the value in dental veneers. Veneers, available in laminated composite and porcelain, can be a cost-effective option for masking imperfections in your teeth.
The veneer is a thin shell that your dentist will adhere to the tooth surface. They can make misaligned teeth appear straight, and can even hide those permanent stains that teeth whitening can’t fix.
Veneers are also a treatment process that takes as little as two weeks, compared to months or years with some other cosmetic dental procedures. Your dentist simply creates a model of your teeth and puts a temporary veneer in place.
Once the custom-made veneers arrive, your dentist will check the fit, shape, size, and color, before bonding them to your teeth.
All manner of things can alter the shade of your teeth. Tobacco, disease, foods and drinks, and poor dental hygiene can all be to blame. While you might think you’re stuck with yellow teeth, your dentist can be of assistance. Teeth whitening is a fast and easy dental procedure that’s highly effective for whitening teeth.
In-chair LED teeth whitening involves the use of an LED lamp light for the photo-bleaching of your teeth. A cold blue light with a wavelength activates the whitening gel your dentist puts on your teeth and speeds up the process. This simple procedure can give you that desired set of pearly whites in as little as three 20-minute sessions.
Several things can cause crooked teeth, such as nature, tooth loss, and age. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, Invisalign might be the perfect dental procedure for you. Invisalign is a straightening system that works without visible wires.
The clear aligner slowly straightens your teeth over time, with a new aligner produced every two weeks. Unlike braces, you can remove the aligner for eating and oral hygiene.
However, your dentist may also recommend orthodontic braces in the case of open bites, crossbites, overbites, and underbites.
Fortunately, more and more people are managing to keep their natural teeth throughout their lifetime. In saying that, through injuries, accidents, or poor dental hygiene, tooth loss is still a reality for many. Losing a tooth can have a detrimental impact on your remaining teeth, which is why dental implants can be a worthwhile procedure.
Dental implants are a prosthesis that can replace one or more missing teeth. They look and function like regular teeth, and no-one needs to know they aren’t your real teeth.
An artificial tooth root is surgically inserted into your jaw bone, with a 4-6-month healing process for the implant to integrate into the bone. Once it’s healed, a dental prosthesis will be inserted to take on the appearance and function of a real tooth.
It’s okay not to be happy or satisfied with your teeth. Rather than just putting up with them and letting them impact your confidence, why not take action? Get in touch with your local dentist to find out what procedures they recommend. You could have that sparkling set of pearly whites sooner than you think.
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