Having a smile we can be proud of is important to everyone, and can drastically improve your confidence and self-esteem. But if you weren’t able to have orthodontic treatment such as braces earlier in life, your teeth can be a source of insecurity. Over the years, things like staining or poor oral health can affect your smile further, and leave you wanting to improve your smile.
Fortunately, advancements in technology are making cosmetic dental procedures more and more accessible, and it’s never been easier to get the perfect smile.
You can access cosmetic dentistry at a number of different practices, and there is a range of treatments that an expert cosmetic dentist can administer to clients. Depending on the current state of your teeth, the right cosmetic dentistry procedure you need will vary. Let’s look at them in more detail to understand what treatment you need to transform your smile.
Teeth whitening is a procedure whereby a whitening solution is applied to the surface of the teeth to brighten the colour of the teeth and produce a whiter smile. This procedure is suitable for people who don’t want to change the shape of their teeth but simply brighten their smile. This is also a good treatment for people who have suffered from staining on the teeth too.
If you have slightly crooked teeth, you can have an Invisalign treatment to straighten and correct the position of your teeth by wearing corrective retainers. These treatments are relatively easy to have and involve the wearing of subtle retainers to align your teeth over time.
This is a good alternative to orthodontic treatments, providing your teeth are able to be corrected with Invisalign – for example, if your teeth weren’t ‘bad enough’ to have braces.
Composite bonding is where we start to look at correcting the shape of the teeth. Composite bonding involves applying caps on top of your teeth to cover any excessive staining, chipping, or damage. This is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth without having a huge procedure as implants or veneers done.
Veneers are a procedure whereby porcelain covers are applied to the surface of the teeth to improve the appearance and colour of your teeth. You can choose the shade of the covers too, to ensure a natural finish across your mouth. Veneers are a long-term solution for those wanting to achieve the perfect smile, lasting up to 20 years.
For people who have endured serious damage to their teeth, or have crooked or misshapen teeth that weren’t corrected with orthodontic treatment, you can opt for dental implants to be put into your mouth. This is suitable for people who are perhaps missing teeth or who have severely damaged teeth.
The procedure involves putting a titanium screw in place of your tooth root into the jawbone with a crown on top to replace the tooth itself. It’s a long-term solution to a missing tooth that provides a natural and discreet finish.
Cosmetic dentistry is a great opportunity to boost your confidence and perfect your smile!