The current trend and obsession with selfies, has caused many people to become more self-conscious of their smile and dental imperfections. Therefore in addition to regular check-ups and restorative procedures, it has become increasingly popular to visit the dentist to discuss cosmetic dentistry options for aesthetic purposes. So what modern cosmetic procedures are available to you to create that perfect selfie smile?
As time goes by and we get older, our teeth can become discoloured and darken in colour. Lifestyle factors can also speed up the process and cause more discolouration. The most popular and easiest way to treat this dental alignment is by bleaching teeth to restore whiteness. When implemented by a professional dentist, this form of treatment will be able to give you a brighter, more youthful smile, with no damage to the tooth in anyway.
Veneers are an increasingly popular way to dramatically improve the smiles of people who have; protruding teeth, gaps, discolouration and crowded teeth. A veneer is a custom made, front surface for a tooth that is made from porcelain. For optimum aesthetic results they can be made to any shape, shade and contoured to create a seamless smile.
Having misaligned and crooked teeth can cause some people embarrassment and reluctance in smiling or showing their teeth. Orthodontic treatment can provide evenly spaced, straighter and more attractive teeth. The modern straightening systems such as the Inman aligner, Six Month Smiles and Clearsmile aligner, are less obtrusive and near-invisible compared to traditional braces. Having straighter teeth can have a huge positive impact on your confidence, your quality of life and of your smile.
Normally missing a tooth either meant having dental bridges to fill the permanent gap or wear dentures. However, there is now the option of having a permanent tooth replacement, in the form of dental implants. They can replace either just the one tooth or numerous teeth and are the nearest thing to having your own natural teeth. Like veneers, they are custom fit to the shape of your teeth but are made from a realistic ceramic material.
For cosmetic value, crowns can be a highly useful way to make your smile look attractive and striking once more. Similar to veneers, crowns completely cover the surface of a tooth to protect it and restore it to its original appearance and shape. If your teeth have become chipped, warped or damaged by heavy fillings, crowns may be the best choice to rebuild and renew your smile.