Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
The increasing popularity of these cosmetic treatments aimed at enhancing appearance, confidence and self-image through the creation of a radiant smile, stands testimony to its effectiveness in areas that go far past just a beautiful smile.
A number of studies have shown that a beautiful mouth and a dazzling smile can make a lot of difference to people’s lives – in areas running the full gamut from relationships, right through to success in business. The common perception revealed in such studies is that those with crooked, missing or discoloured teeth, and ones who don’t have a dazzling smile, are seen as lacking in confidence, and, sometimes, in trustworthiness. They are therefore not likely to create a good employees.
Sadly, many people who suffer from smile and teeth defects have the same view of themselves, simply because they have sensed and experienced this form of discrimination in job-seeking, in jobs and even in relationships. It’s a very vicious circle.
Putting the magic back in your smile
With new developments in technology and techniques, cosmetic dentistry can help to even the playing fields, along with the teeth. Broadway Dental and cosmetic dentistry can straighten teeth, fill gaps, remove discolouration, and put the dazzle right back in your smile, and your life.
Dental visits and procedure records show that the order of popularity regarding procedures starts with the most obvious, tooth whitening, and proceeds through to the more complicated, time-consuming possibilities.
The all-in-one approach, smile makeovers incorporate a number of procedures into one customized package that’s tailor-made to fit your needs, and transform your smile. Your dentist will plan the process after taking into account various factors that are individual to you. These include your hair colour, skin tone and facial appearance – and, of course, your teeth. The colouring, shape, size, alignment, and how much of your teeth show when you smile, are all taken into account, along with your lips and gum tissue.
Available cosmetic procedures
Those looking to improve their smile usually think first of whitening their teeth, but there are many more procedures that can be done in tandem with whitening, or on their own.
Keeping up appearances:
Teeth whitening: Processes to whiten teeth are becoming more and more popular as methods and treatment become easier and more effective. Having the treatment done in the dentist’s office is becoming increasingly hassle-free and with quicker results.
Veneers: Tough shells of composite resin or porcelain are attached to the front of the teeth to hide chips or cracks, worn enamel, bad discoloration or bad spacing. The drawback is that this procedure does involve altering your teeth.
Badly aligned teeth that are skew, leave gaps or push in front of one another, can be corrected with various types of braces. These range from the grid-like wire ones of yesteryear, through coloured ceramic ones and those that clip on the back of your teeth, to the newest and least obvious removable see-through ones which cover all the teeth.
Filling the gaps:
Bonding: Depending on how severe the situation is, composite bonding can help to reshape teeth, and reduce gaps, avoiding the need for crowns or implants. The process involves bonding a shaped and coloured composite material onto your existing teeth. It will also whiten the teeth and remove any cracks and defects.
- Crowns: These are the longest-lasting solution, and can replace bigger parts of the tooth. Enough of the original tooth must still be intact to support the replacement of the missing crown section.
- Implants: Artificial teeth are placed into the root area of the gum to provide a long-lasting and natural replacement for a lost tooth. Implants make bridges or partial dentures unnecessary.
Showing less gum
- Gum contouring: Those who feel their smiles are too gummy and reveal more than just their teeth, may be able to solve their problem with minor surgery. In more serious situations, it might be necessary to consult an orthodontist, periodontist or oral surgeon, to discuss more advanced surgery.
Have something to smile about
Your dentist will advise you on which procedure (or group of procedures) you require to bring about positive changes in your smile and put the radiance back into it.