Smiling makes you look younger, thinner, and can elevate your mood.
That’s right. In fact, smiles induce more pleasure than chocolate.
But here’s the problem. Many people are self-conscious about smiling and avoid showing their teeth whenever possible. Sound familiar?
Lacking the confidence to express a smile can have a massive impact on both your social and professional life.
The good news is that cosmetic dentistry treatments can transform your teeth and work wonders for your self-esteem. So if you’re looking for that winning smile, check out our suggestions.
Let’s dive straight in!
1. Teeth Whitening
One of the most common complaints dentists hear is tooth discoloration. This can ruin your self-confidence and body image. Tooth enamel can be dyed by:
- Red wine
- Acidic food
- Certain medications
So far, you may have tried whitening toothpaste or DIY strips in your quest for pearly whites. It’s possible to see some change with these at-home procedures, but the best results are found with a cosmetic dentist.
Laser treatments work well, but most prefer whitening trays as a more cost-effective solution.
After consultation with your dentist, you’ll place a special whitening solution in custom-made molds. Wear them for up to four hours a day.
Expect to see visible whitening within a week. The results will improve over time.
2. Porcelain Veneers
The most expensive solution – porcelain veneers – come with a long list of benefits, including:
- a natural appearance
- simple maintenance
If you opt for porcelain veneers, your dentist will work with you to expertly craft your new smile. All custom-made veneers are made to a size and color that perfectly matches your mouth.
As veneers are placed over your current teeth, you may worry that your real teeth will suffer. Fortunately, this isn’t the case.
As your veneers are appropriately bonded, your real teeth become isolated from the oral environment. They’re sealed off from bacteria, meaning there will be no bad odor or further decay.
3. Tooth-Colored Fillings
If part of your tooth has decayed, a dental filling is the best solution.
The mere mention of fillings may conjure up images of unsightly metal inserts. But you don’t need to worry.
The wonders of cosmetic dentistry now allow for composite fillings. These fillings come in a variety of different shades to ensure a perfect blend with the rest of your teeth.
4. Tooth Replacement
If you’ve experienced an injury or accident, you may be dealing with complete tooth loss. This can reduce you confidence and cause difficulties with speaking and eating.
Thankfully, dental implants are a perfect solution to your problem. Choose a dental implant, and you’ll have a small ‘anchor’ installed in your jaw. A porcelain impact is then mounted via this anchor, giving the appearance of a natural tooth.
This procedure is almost entirely painless and can last a lifetime.
Choose Cosmetic Dentistry
Don’t let your smile hold you back. Advances in technology have equipped cosmetic dentistry with effective solutions for every need.
If you’re concerned about oral imperfections, it’s likely that you’re a suitable candidate for one of the above procedures.
Dissatisfied with your smile? If you’d like to find out more about your options, get in touch via our contact page.