Research suggests that most of us don’t think we have a perfect smile.
Do you smoke, or drink coffee on a regular basis? Did you neglect your oral hygiene regime at school? Do you wish your teeth were whiter and brighter? Our teeth are naturally white, but they can become stained. Your diet, lifestyle choices and cleaning routine can all affect the shade of the teeth. General wear and tear can also play a part. If you can’t look at a photo without thinking that your teeth look yellow, it’s time to do something about it. Step up your brushing regime, and organize an appointment with your dental hygienist. Intensive cleaning treatments help to remove surface stains and give your teeth a gorgeous, healthy glow. You could also consider tooth whitening treatment. You can choose from at-home options or in-chair treatments. Make sure you go for a treatment that is approved and provided by dentists.
Whitening is a safe treatment when it is administered by trained professionals. In most cases, in-chair therapies take just an hour. Whitening agent is applied to the teeth and then activated using a light source. The result is a stunning white smile.
If you have stained teeth, which are also chipped or uneven, veneers may be an option. In most cases, veneers are made from porcelain. They are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. You can choose the shade and shape to design your ideal smile.
Replacing missing teeth
Missing teeth can have a major impact on your confidence and your appearance. Gaps can also be bad news for your oral health. If you have lost a tooth, don’t despair. There are various treatments out there that can restore your smile to its former glory. Dental bridges are a popular choice for patients with a single missing tooth. They are made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Dental implants are made of titanium, and they replace missing tooth roots. They can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. Implants are more expensive than bridges and dentures, but they last a lot longer. Dentures are custom-made sets of prosthetic teeth.
They are the most affordable option, but they don’t offer the same benefits as implants.
Very few people have perfect teeth. If you’re not happy with your smile, it can hold you back and knock your confidence. Thankfully, there are solutions to common aesthetic problems out there. If you’re interested in cosmetic dental treatment, see your dentist and do some research online.