9 ways non-surgical dentistry can give you that perfect smile
Having dentistry procedures can make all the difference. Being a happy, confident person who is proud of their smile and not having to worry about what people will think when you smile with uneven or discoloured teeth is a wonderful feeling- it can be life changing!
So if you were considering getting some treatment done but you were unsure as to what would suit your needs take a look at these 9 non-surgical dentistry methods that can provide you with that perfect smile.
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Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because it can significantly improve the appearance of teeth at much less cost than other techniques.
Only teeth bleaching can actually whiten teeth removing deep intrinsic stains and lightening their colour. The procedure can be done in the dental office or at home.
Tooth bonding can provide cosmetic dental treatment for a variety of dental aesthetic problems such as chipped, gapped, discoloured or oddly shaped teeth. Sometimes, bonding also is used to make teeth look longer, to change their shape, or to cover a part of the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gums recession.
Veneers offer the most revolutionary advancement in aesthetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain only around half a millimetre thick which is glued to the front of the tooth to restore its natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers have become a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they can be used to easily improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems such as chips and cracks, whiten stained or discoloured teeth, close gaps between teeth, and they can even correct slightly crooked or misaligned teeth without the need for braces.
Orthodontics are not just for kids. More and more adults are seeking treatment from orthodontists in order to improve their smile, especially after the introduction of clear brackets. Orthodontists can address problems such as overcrowded, overlapping, crooked or severely gapped teeth that affect the patient’s appearance. Moving teeth to their proper position is done with the use of special corrective appliances called braces.
Tooth shaping is an effective way to correct minor flaws, such as slightly uneven, crowded, overlapping or crooked teeth. It can also be used to round off pointed teeth or shorten long teeth, so that they follow the contour of the lower lip, restoring the symmetry of the mouth.
Also known as crown lengthening, gum contouring or gum lift. Gingivoplasty is recommended when the gums cover a large part of the tooth crown resulting in teeth that look shorter or smaller (gummy smile).
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used for replacing missing teeth. A small titanium screw is surgically fixed into the jawbone and then a crown, bridge or denture can be fitted on it. In time, the screw becomes fused with the bone of the jaw. Dental implants are permanent providing a much more convenient and naturally looking replacement of missing teeth compared to bridges or dentures.
Previous generations of dental fillings that dentists used to treat tooth decay were composed by gold, amalgam and other materials that were very obvious when you smiled. Today, you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that match the natural colour of your teeth. This is a great option for restoring the natural appearance of their teeth and smile.
Crowns, also referred as caps, are dental restorations more suitable for natural teeth that have sustained significant loss of structure, or for dental implants used to replace missing teeth. Crowns can offer greater strength and durability than veneers.