Everyone wants that Hollywood smile, to flash their pearly whites with confidence. If you feel like you need to give your smile a makeover, there are many ways to go about it, depending on what you want and need.
There are a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can enhance your smile and have you grinning from ear to ear. Here are a few of the options that you might want to look into.
A missing tooth can really do a number on your confidence. You might feel embarrassed to smile openly and this can genuinely impact your overall quality of life for the worse. Opting for dental implants, in this case, might be the best move for you.
Dental implant surgery involves the insertion of a metal post to replace the root of your tooth, followed by an artificial tooth that looks just like the real thing – nobody will be able to tell the difference! Single tooth dental implants are perfect for when there is only one tooth missing, but the option for multiple dental implants is an option too, when necessary. Dental implants can help alleviate a variety of oral health issues too.
Opting for veneers could be a great choice for anyone with teeth that are chipped, stained or perhaps have gaps. A veneer is a porcelain covering that is placed over your teeth for a completely natural look.
Veneers are custom made to fit your mouth and teeth perfectly and can last for many, many years without any extensively invasive procedures or pain, making them a great option for a lot of people. The procedure is also quick and simple, and caring for your veneers doesn’t differ much from how you would take care of your natural teeth.
This is a cosmetic procedure that can change the shape of your gums if you feel that they are uneven or cover too much or too little of your teeth. A dentist can cut away excessive gum tissue or restore tissue that has receded too far back.
While gum contouring is mostly considered a cosmetic procedure, it could also be considered an option for those who have gum disease. With gum disease, it might become necessary to restore receded gum tissue that has been lost due to the disease. Regardless of the reason, the procedure is low-risk and can do wonders for improving the shape and feel of your gums.
Dental crowns are a good option for those who have severely damaged teeth due to tooth decay, injuries or age. When crowns are inserted, your natural tooth is typically reshaped and then fitted with a ceramic cap that mirrors the natural shape and functionality of your tooth. The cap is cemented in place, and a ceramic crown will typically last far longer than porcelain or metal crowns.
This procedure is also quick, easy and relatively painless. A crown can be inserted on the same day of your dentist appointment if your dentist has the equipment in his office, in which case you won’t need to book procedures and wait around with toothache and exposed nerves!
Having your teeth professionally whitened is likely the easiest and most popular dental procedure available. While this does nothing for chips, gaps, missing teeth or other more serious issues, it can do wonders for brightening your smile and giving you a confidence boost.
Teeth often get stained over time, due to wine, coffee, smoking, or even just age. While brushing your teeth and flossing regularly can help to manage this, sometimes a professional whitening appointment will do the trick. There are products on the market that allow you to whiten your teeth at home, but dentists recommend that you leave this job to the professionals in order to see the best results.
Improving your smile can improve your confidence, self-esteem and your overall quality of life. Doing something to better your smile goes beyond simple cosmetics – it’s about doing something for yourself to increase your happiness and love the way you look.
However, there are many different factors you’ll need to consider. Some of these include which procedure would best suit your needs, how much can you afford to spend, what type of procedure are you willing to undergo, and the list goes on. This is why it’s always best to chat to a dental professional to get their opinion before making any decisions. They will be able to tell you what your options are so you can take your time to consider them.