Gain that perfect smile with our 9 non-surgical dentistry procedures
Having dentistry procedures can make a life-changing difference to a lot of people. Being a happy, confident person who is proud of their smile, and not having to worry about what people will think when you smile is something many take for granted. This is where non-surgical dentistry comes in. With these 9 different options you can choose the right procedure to suit you and give you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted!
Teeth Whitening – Bleaching
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because it can significantly improve the appearance of teeth and cost you far less than some other techniques.
Only teeth bleaching can actually whiten teeth by removing deep intrinsic stains and lightening their colour. The procedure can be carried out in the dental office or at home.
Dental bonding offers you a cosmetic dental treatment for a range of dental aesthetic issues such as chipped, gapped, discoloured or oddly shaped teeth. At times, bonding also can also be used to make teeth look longer, change their shape, or cover a part of the tooth’s root that has been exposed as a result of gum recession.
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used for replacing missing teeth. A small titanium screw is surgically fixed into the jawbone. Following this a crown, bridge or denture can be fitted on it. In time, the screw becomes fused with the bone of the jaw. Opting for dental implants gives you a permanent option and provides you with a much more convenient and naturally looking replacement for missing teeth in comparison to bridges or dentures.
Previous generations of dental fillings that dentists used to treat tooth decay always used to be composed by gold, amalgam and other materials that were very obvious whenever 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 to as caps, are dental restorations more suitable for natural teeth that have sustained significant loss of structure. Alternatively, they can be used for dental implants used to replace missing teeth too. Crowns can offer greater strength and durability when compared to veneers.
Veneers offer the most revolutionary advancement in aesthetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain just 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 due to the fact that they can be used to easily resolve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems such as chips and cracks, as well as to whiten stained or discoloured teeth, close gaps between teeth, and can even correct slightly crooked or misaligned teeth without having to have braces fitted.
Orthodontics are not just for children. More and more adults are opting for orthodontic treatment in order to improve their smile, particularly 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, or what some people call a ‘gummy smile’.