It’s possible to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile thanks to modern dentistry.
Everyone wants to smile their best, brightest smile. Unfortunately, the reality is that, even with the best intentions, teeth can become stained and damaged over time. The good news, however, is that there are a number of dental procedures available that can effectively resolve cosmetic imperfections and enhance the overall appearance of the teeth — find out which treatments are worth considering if you are not quite satisfied with the way your smile looks…
1. Professional teeth whitening
One of the most popular — and simple — cosmetic dentistry treatments is teeth whitening. Ideal for those who would like to get rid of surface stains, or simply brighten the overall appearance of their smile, teeth whitening achieves quick and dramatic results. Teeth whitening can be done in your dentist’s chair, in which case a bleach is applied to the surface of the teeth to lighten the shade of the enamel. This method is the quickest way to achieve results and can lighten the teeth by up to 10 shades.
Another effective option, take-home kits involve the use of custom-fitted trays that are based on moulds of the teeth. Bleach is placed inside the trays, which are worn at home to gradually brighten your smile.
2. Dental veneers
Dental veneers are a great option for those who would like to conceal cosmetic imperfections like chips and cracks. Made from very thin porcelain or composite, veneers are fitted over the surface of the teeth and can go a long way in improving the appearance of one’s smile.
One of the best things about the treatment process is that 3D design allows you to see the outcome of your procedure before any drilling even occurs. This means that you will know exactly what to expect from your results, and your final outcome can be completely customised to suit your needs and aesthetic goals.
3. Clear aligners
Although clear aligners have some obvious cosmetic benefits, they can also improve one’s oral health by correcting a number of teeth alignment issues. They are a particularly popular orthodontic solution for adults who would like a discreet means of straightening their teeth — made of clear plastic, the aligners are barely visible in the mouth.
4. Dental clean
Although not technically a cosmetic treatment, a dental clean can go a long way in removing surface stains, plaque and tartar, which leaves the teeth looking and feeling better.
During the process, your dentist will use a tool called a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar between your teeth and along your gumline. A high-powered brush will then be used to clean your teeth thoroughly, and a gritty toothpaste will be used to scrub your teeth for a polished, cleaner appearance.
5. Dental implants and crowns
Dental implants and crowns are actually considered restorative treatments, and while they are both highly effective methods of improving one’s oral health, they also have some cosmetic benefits.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen damaged and weak teeth, such as in the case of cracks or breaks. Crowns are custom-made, which means that they blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and can even be colour-matched for a natural-looking aesthetic.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to replace missing teeth and look, feel and function just like natural teeth. By replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, it is possible to prevent further bone deterioration, prevent facial sagging and preserve the structure of the face.
How can we help?
At Integra Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry services. If you are concerned about the appearance and/or health of your teeth, we encourage you to come in and see us so that we can discuss your treatment options with you. Our team will take the time to get to know your particular needs and concerns before recommending a treatment plan that will work for you.
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