Let’s face it – we’ve all hated our smile at times. There’s always something we’re looking to improve, tweak or change.
Cosmetic dentistry in the past has been known to be quite expensive, however, due to advances in technology, there are many treatments we can choose that won’t break the bank.
There are even some dental clinics who offer 0% APR finance to help you achieve and get the smile of your dreams.
Veneers have been a popular option over the years because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong permanent bond very little preparation of the tooth is required.
Not only this, but they are a popular choice because they whiten and brighten teeth, improve the shape and position and are commonly used to close small gaps rather than have braces fitted.
A crown is a long-lasting fixture that is placed and secured over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns are the perfect restoration choice for teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance: to improve the appearance of a heavily restored tooth, to strengthen root-filled teeth or to help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume and can make teeth sensitive.
Smoking is known to be the main factor in causing stained teeth where the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened.
However, home tooth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth.
Patients looking to get that Hollywood smile they see on their Instagram feed and on their television screens are beginning to turn to teeth whitening as a cheaper solution to veneers.
So. how do dentists whiten your teeth?
It’s always best to trust a dentist to whiten your teeth – at home, products can be disappointing and stain your teeth. The proper tooth whitening process uses a series of techniques over a period of time to lighten and brighten your teeth, for more information click here.
Dental implants work as a long term solution to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder-shaped.
Each implant is placed into a socket carefully prepared at the precise location of the intended tooth. Check out the procedure here.
In many practices and clinics, the implant can be placed in at the same time as the removal of the tooth all on the same day – these are known as ‘same day implants.’
To work as an actual replacement for teeth, dental implants usually have an internal screw that allows the component to be fitted.