If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, then it is important that you maintain excellent dental hygiene and visit the dentist on a regular basis. You need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between them and rinse your mouth often to prevent stains from developing on the surface of your teeth.
Teeth whitening and teeth straightening
Stains on the teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and yellow teeth can be embarrassing and affect your self-confidence. If you maintain excellent dental hygiene, stain molecules are unable to build up on the teeth and even if they do so, if you visit the dentist on a regular basis, the hygienist will remove superficial stains from your teeth and uncover the white enamel underneath. This will keep your teeth healthy and white, promoting self-confidence and self-esteem. If you look after your teeth well, there may be other issues which are affecting the appearance of your smile. For example chips and cracks, internal stains or even misalignment might be affecting your teeth. If this is the case then you can speak to your dentist and find out about cosmetic dental treatment.
Cosmetic dental treatment is ideal for patients with healthy teeth and gums who are unhappy with the presentation of their dentition and who want to improve the appearance of their smile. If you are suffering from dental health complications, then cosmetic dental treatment is not suitable for you until you undergo general dentistry and improve your oral health. After this you can start enhancing the appearance of your smile.
There are many different ways of improving your smile. You can speak to your dentist and find out about orthodontic treatment. There are many modern methods of teeth straightening that are less invasive than traditional orthodontic treatment. You can speak to your dentist and find out about Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth without drawing unwanted attention to your mouth. You can speak to your dentist and find out about teeth whitening if stains have built up on the surface of your teeth over the years. Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile as mentioned, white teeth are pleasant and attractive, they can encourage you to smile happily and more often. If you are troubled by multiple aesthetic issues of the teeth, you need to speak to your dentist and find out about veneers in London.
Veneers for a beautiful smile
Veneers are multi-purpose. They help improve the colour of your teeth, they can change the shape and size of your teeth, they can improve minor misalignment issues of the teeth, and they can cover chips and cracks on the teeth for an even and symmetrical smile. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front surface of your teeth. They are a highly beneficial method of improving the appearance of your smile. To begin with they are less invasive than traditional restorations, such as dental crowns and require minimal preparation of the original teeth. The process is very simple and can be completed in as little as 2 appointments. It can be used as a standalone procedure or it can be used as part of a combined treatment plan.
How are veneers fitted?
To begin with, your dentist will carry out a thorough dental examination, making sure that there are no signs of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. Your teeth will then be cleaned and a thin layer of enamel will be removed, allowing the veneers to sit on your teeth without looking bulky or fake. Once the teeth have been prepared, the dentist will take an impression of your mouth. This can be done by carrying out an intraoral scan which will create an accurate digital image of your teeth. The dentist will then design a set of veneers that are tailored to meet your unique dental requirements and your personal preferences. This will then be sent to the laboratory and the master ceramicist will create the porcelain veneers to the specifications. This will then be sent back to the dental practice within approximately two weeks and you will be invited for an appointment to have them fitted. Veneers are cemented onto the surface of your teeth and hardened using a UV light. Once in place veneers can last for 10 to 20 years. You will need to maintain excellent dental hygiene and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about improving the appearance of your smile, and how veneers can benefit you.