Do you smile with confidence, or do you hide your teeth? Unfortunately, most of us were not born with a perfect smile. Many people suffer lowered self-esteem due to being embarrassed by their smile, are you one of them? Today’s cosmetic dental options can give you a smile that can improve your self-confidence, some of our patients’ say it has been a life-changing experience!
So what are some of the cosmetic procedures that may be used in a smile makeover?
Teeth whitening is generally the most common cosmetic dental procedure, it alone can often render quick results for that fresh mini-makeover feel. Teeth whitening is a treatment that can be done either in the comfort of your own home over a week or two using custom trays, or in just one hour in our clinic by one of our dental professionals.
To whiten your teeth safely, and to get the best results a check-up and professional clean is always recommended prior to whitening, this ensures the teeth and gums are healthy and any surface stains have been removed.
Veneers can be made of either Composite (tooth coloured filling material) or Porcelain.
Composite veneers are less expensive but usually have to be replaced more frequently than Porcelain and generally do not have as nice of a ‘finish’ as the Laboratory made Porcelain veneers.
Veneers can transform an uneven, misshapen, or misaligned smile. Veneers are like thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth – they often look best when the front 6 – 8 teeth are veneered, the ones you see when you smile. This can result in a stunning transformation of your smile.
Tooth-coloured crowns restore the appearance as well of the strength of a damaged tooth. Crowns are often recommended to strengthen a tooth that has a large filling that cannot be replaced, or has cracks that are of concern. The can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that has an odd shape, is discoloured, or has been root treated (has had Endodontic treatment).
Dental Implants are often considered the “Gold Standard” option when it comes to tooth replacement. They look and function very much like your natural tooth. They also help prevent bone loss in your jaw over time, which happens naturally when teeth are missing and not replaced.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings (Composite fillings):
Modern dentistry is constantly producing more and more aesthetically pleasing options for treatment. Tooth-coloured or composite fillings can be successfully used to restore teeth with cavities in both the front and back of the mouth, blending in with your natural teeth and giving you confidence to smile.
If your smile is holding you back, if you would like to have the confidence to smile in photos or laugh without embarrassment, call us today and book in for a consultation with one of our friendly health care professionals!