When smiling is something you do with your mouth firmly closed, it is time to assess what can be done to improve your dental aesthetics. Nothing beats a big toothy grin and there are treatments out there that will ensure that you will be beaming from ear to ear with your new and improved teeth on display.
This is an uncomplicated treatment when performed by a qualified dentist and is ideal for those who want to remove stains from their teeth. Some whitening treatments can be started at the dental clinic and then continued at home with instructions from your dental professional. Another popular treatment uses a gel and a teeth-whitening lamp. The gel will be applied to your teeth and you can then relax as the lamp is shone into your mouth to activate the bleaching component of the treatment.
Some people are extremely self-conscious about their crooked teeth, if you fall into this category, you will be pleased to know that there are discreet ways to correct the position of your teeth. Rather than needing to have a metallic brace fitted to your teeth for several years, adult patients can use clear braces such as Invisalign to straighten their teeth. Using these clear braces help patients have straight teeth in a matter of months, and digital technology also makes the entire process less messy.
Veneers can help a variety of patients including those with stained teeth or crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are bonded to your real teeth and are used to cover yellowing or marks, and to reposition teeth that may look slightly out of place. The dental professional will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth before bonding the veneer to it. This treatment is perfect for those that want long-lasting results quickly.
If you are looking for a more permanent alternative to dentures, dental implants are worth considering. Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots that hold prosthetic teeth when patients have lost their real teeth. These implants can hold just one tooth, or in some cases, several, depending on where the patient requires them. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic in most cases, but patients who are afraid or nervous can receive sedation.
Choose your treatment provider wisely
When it comes to any cosmetic dental treatment, ensure you visit a qualified and experienced professional dentist who can provide examples of previous patients and their treatments. Although there are certain beauty salons that provide cosmetic dental treatments, it is illegal for them to do so without a qualified dental professional present. Always consult with your local NHS or private clinic about any procedure you wish to receive and ensure you know precisely how much the treatment will cost before you agree and begin. Some clinics allow patients to spread the cost of their treatment so don’t be embarrassed to enquire about any payment plans that may be available.