Do you find yourself frowning in photos, so you don’t have to show your teeth? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh or smile? Not everyone has the set of pearly whites they’ve always wanted, but it doesn’t mean it’s too late to get them. Believe it or not, there is a range of cosmetic procedures now available to help you be more confident with your smile. You’ll be able to laugh and grin to your heart’s content, all while benefiting from better self-esteem. If you’re not happy with your teeth today, these tips below enable you to be tomorrow.
After years of cigarette smoking, coffee drinking, and consuming dark colored food and beverages such as wine, you may notice your teeth are not the shade of white you’d prefer. No amount of scrubbing can remove that staining, but laser teeth whitening can. This procedure, using BriteSmile, can transform your teeth, so they are up to eight shades whiter than before.
The entire process takes around two hours – including one hour of whitening – and you also receive an overnight whitening kit to take home. Teeth whitening involves a whitening gel which receives its activation from a light source. After a dentist applies the solution three times in an hour, the transformation will astound you!
Reshaping and Contouring
Not everyone is happy with how their teeth look – and it can often be about more than the color. If you have a crooked, cracked, or chipped tooth, then you may be able to achieve a more beautiful smile with a reshaping and contouring service from your cosmetic dentist. Sometimes, this procedure can be an alternative to braces or clear aligners.
Your dentist will evaluate your teeth then get to work removing the imperfections using a sanding drill, laser, and abrasive strips. Smoothing and polishing is the final step, with the entire process taking up to three sessions to achieve a more confident smile.
If you have teeth staining that laser teeth whitening can’t remove, or you have chipped, cracked, damaged, or crooked teeth, then veneers could be your ticket to pearly whites. Dental veneers, which last up to seven years, are thin layers of porcelain or ceramic that adhere to your teeth with adhesive. They can remove gaps, cover imperfections, and give you the confidence you desire to smile for those holiday snaps.
If you are one of the many people who is missing teeth for a range of reasons, then implants are the cosmetic procedure for you. Believe it or not, having a gap in your mouth is not only a cosmetic concern but an overall health issue. You may suffer from difficulty chewing, speech issues, bone loss, and facial aesthetic inconsistencies. An implant, which is a titanium screw in your jaw with a supporting crown, can stop these problems from occurring.
A discolored, decaying, or damaged tooth is not only a sight for sore eyes, but can impact your self-confidence. However, instead of removing it, you may like to consider dental bonding instead. Your dentist can match a composite material to your dental enamel, drill out your decay, sculpt the composite over your tooth, then cure it to set it. No one ever has to know it was ever less than perfect!
A beautiful smile is nearer than you think. All you need to do is identify your problem tooth, make an appointment with your dentist, then find out what cosmetic dental procedure is right for you. You’ll be smiling with confidence in no time at all!