Your smile isn’t the only reason you head to the dentist, but it’s a pretty big one, and it’s not just to keep the health of that smile the very best, but the look and shape, too.
From the improvements that teeth whitening and white fillings can do to maintain the colour of your smile, to a stronger gum line with gum lifting, we’ll explain how to bring that mouth back to life visually.
Whiter and brighter
Over time, it’s natural for teeth to become stained from food, drinks, medication, and bad habits like smoking, but they don’t have to stay that way. One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures to treat discolouration is teeth whitening, which can improve the look and colour of your teeth, and restore an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Teeth whitening is a fairly simple solution that can be performed by your local National Dental Care dentist or started with a do-it-yourself kit. Regardless of the option you choose, the path to a brighter smile starts here, and one that’s sure to give you more confidence in your everyday life.
On the surface
When our oral health is threatened by the onset of tooth decay, a different approach for cosmetic treatments is needed. Instead of the power of whitening treatments, we turn to fillings.
A type of filling, inlays and onlays are used to repair the surface of teeth when there is decay, with onlays being used to treat larger areas.
Aside for making you feel better, onlay and inlay fillers provide the support to strengthen teeth, giving them a natural look that matches the rest of your smile.
It’s not unusual to seek cosmetic treatment when you need to address a “gummy smile”, and that’s something a cosmetic dentist can help with. While gummy smiles are more a matter of perception and may differ from person to person, individuals can feel as if they show too much gum tissue when they smile or their teeth appear too short. Fortunately, perception can be fixed with a procedure just for this.
Gum lifting improves uneven gum tissue surrounding your front teeth so that your gums are symmetrical and in proportion to your smile.
Also called a gingivectomy, gum lifting is quick and painless, and uses a soft tissue laser to cut into and reshape the gum tissue, helping return a healthy and less gummy smile.
With advancements in cosmetic dental technology, dental implants have become the go-to option for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants are exactly what they sound like, and involve drilling into the gums with a titanium screw creating a sort of root to support an artificial tooth. When implanted, this implanted tooth is fused to the jawbone to imitate the function of a real tooth with its root.
That not only takes care of the things you use that mouth for, but the gaps that might exist in your smile, restoring completeness to a big wide grin.
Regardless of the procedure you think you need, be sure to contact your local National Dental Care practice to discover what options are available to you, and return that smile to your face.