Whether we want it or not, the way we look is pretty important, especially for when trying to leave a good first impression on other people. And out of all things that could affect our appearance, the smile is of vital importance as the way your teeth look says a lot about you and your level of oral hygiene and how big of a priority your dental health is to you. So instead of feeling uneasy and unsure of yourself when smiling, why not take advantage of one of the many modern cosmetic dental procedures and get your million dollar smile in no time?
Worn, discoloured, stained, chipped or misaligned teeth should not be a problem as there is a cosmetic dentistry solution for any condition you might have. Improving the appearance of your smile is possible only if you choose a professional and reliable cosmetic dentist who will develop a successful treatment plan specifically meant to address your condition.
Without any doubt, one of the most commonly used and sought-after cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening as it is the simplest and most affordable way to improve your smile. Over time, teeth can get that yellowish shade due to excessive smoking, drinking loads of coffee and tea and consuming certain types of foods, and this is one of the main reason why so many people decide to improve their smile by whitening their teeth. This type of procedure can be done in your dentist’s office or at home where you will be given a custom-made pair of whitening trays for your teeth that should be worn for approximately two weeks.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are custom made for your teeth in order to improve your smile. Since they are available in different shades of white and different shapes, one can easily choose the perfect fit, but the most important thing to remember is that they are a very safe option. While teeth whitening is only used for improving the colour of your teeth, porcelain veneers are mainly used for improving chipped teeth, hairline fractures, severely discoloured or stained teeth, small gaps in-between teeth, misshaped teeth and for the purpose of performing root canal procedures on the front teeth.
Dental crowns are like caps or helmets for the teeth and they are usually placed on a brittle or weak tooth in order to strengthen it. The most common reasons when a dental crown is needed are large tooth fractures, root canal treatment on a front tooth, large fillings causing the tooth to be brittle, deep hairline cracks, etc. Dental crowns can be made out of several materials out of which zirconium is the most effective one.
Invisalign are a great alternative to the traditional braces. They are clear (invisible) aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position without making you look like ‘Ugly Betty’ (chuckles). Each aligner should be worn for around two weeks, after which you gradually move to a new aligner. An important thing you should know about Invisalign is that these transparent aligners must be worn 22 hours each day in order to achieve best results.