A smile is something that we wear every day and therefore something that we feel very conscious about. For some of us more than others, smiling can be a real problem due to teeth that are in a bad state. They say a smile can brighten a person’s day and to spend each day making sure that a smile doesn’t break through must get very tiring. The state of a person’s teeth can be an upsetting topic of conversation as it is something that is extremely personal to each individual. Having a poor smile however can be improved dramatically with a number of different options.
If you are worried about the colour of your teeth you can have them whitened. The process involves bleaching the teeth which lightens the tooth enamel on the outer surface. It is important to understand that having yellow teeth doesn’t necessarily make your teeth bad. Some teeth are naturally yellow in colour and tend to be stronger than those that are bright white. If however you are a heavy smoker or drink a lot of coffee you may find your teeth are darker in colour. Teeth whitening can help dramatically with this.
Veneers are very much like false fingernails but designed for use in the mouth. Used to disguise broken, cracked, uneven, discoloured or wonky teeth, porcelain veneers can give you a straight and healthy looking smile. Capable of altering the shape and size of a tooth it is possible to achieve the smile you always wanted.
Dental bridges are typically used to fill a large gap where teeth are missing. The bridge consists of two or more crowns which sit on top of existing teeth and a false tooth between. This allows the tooth to be supported by existing teeth creating a bridge like structure, hence the name.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for those who wear dentures. Designed to replace missing teeth an implant requires a screw to be fitted into the jaw bone where original teeth would have sat. The bone is then able to fuse around the screw, keeping it in place like it would a natural tooth. Once secure crowns can be fitted on top creating false teeth that do not need to be removed. Like normal teeth dental implants are capable of chewing up food and can be brushed twice daily.