Our smile is one of our most prominent facial features, and an important part of a person’s first impression. Being unhappy with your smile can lead to unnecessary social insecurity. If you feel like your smile could use a makeover, reach out to our dental practice for more information on the various cosmetic dental treatments we offer. Teeth and smile alterations are more common than you think, and have become very popular in recent years.
There are various ways to improve your smile
1. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become an increasingly popular technique for giving your smile an extra ‘sparkle’. The food and drink we consume on a daily basis can darken and even damage our teeth. In addition, teeth may become discolored simply from aging. Teeth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth considerably, making our teeth appear whiter and your smile bright and healthy.
2. Straighten Crooked Teeth
Believe it or not, most people are not born with perfectly aligned teeth. Yet we all desire to have straight teeth! Aligning your teeth can both enhance your smile and prevent future problems arising from teeth aren't fitted together properly. If you are unhappy with your teeth, we can conduct an orthodontic evaluation and recommend the best method of straightening your teeth. One popular technique employed at our practice is Invisalign.
Tooth veneers can be placed over the tooth to hide imperfections, cracks, and discoloration. These thin porcelain layers also protect the underlaying tooth from future wear, and can even correct misalignment. Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns and look natural.
4. Inlays and Onlays
When a cavity is too big for a normal filling, an inlay or onlay is used instead. An inlay is a subtle tooth-coloured restoration, typically made of porcelain or resin, which can fill large cavities and repair damaged teeth. Onlays (overlays) will overlay one or more cusps in order to protect and strengthen the tooth. For even bigger cavities, crowns are recommended. Inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.