4 ways to be happier with your teeth in 2018
Posted 31st January, 2018
It’s almost the end of January, and by now many people will have already broken their new year’s resolutions. However, it is never too late to start something new and change an aspect of your life – and that includes looking after your teeth. If you’ve found yourself unhappy or uncomfortable with your teeth or self-conscious about your smile, now could be exactly the right time for you to take control with cosmetic dentistry. And if you thought this was reserved only for the rich and famous, think again – it doesn’t cost as much as you may have thought. Here are some of the options on offer.
1. Teeth Whitening
As the most popular cosmetic dental treatment, it seems natural that teeth whitening should feature at number one on our list. Although an increasing range of self-whitening products are available from high street shelves and online, the reality is that very few people find the results satisfactory. This is largely because the law allows them only to contain a very limited amount of the essential ingredients that have the whitening effect. When you opt for professional teeth whitening with a dentist, you will benefit from having much more effective preparations and processes – as well as being able to relax in the knowledge that there is no risk to your teeth or your health. To ensure that the treatment is suitable for you and that you get the best possible results, we offer all of our patients a free consultation.
2. White Fillings
If you are have found yourself reluctant to get essential fillings carried out on your teeth because you don’t want to show them when you speak and smile, then white fillings could be a perfect solution. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, they produce a good aesthetic result that is invisible to the untrained eye. The process takes longer than amalgam fillings, but the benefits far outweigh any disadvantages.
3. Adult Braces
Not all adults are aware that your teeth can be straightened at any time, even if you missed out as a young adult, and even better – there is no need to spend many months wearing unsightly metal braces that are permanently fixed to the teeth. With Six Month Smiles, you could have the straight teeth you’ve dreamed of in an average of six months, using Innovative Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that are discreet and barely visible. As well as working quickly, it is a comfortable, safe and hygienic process that will leave you with a smile you want to share with the world.
4. Crowns & Bridges
If you have a missing or broken tooth, a crown could be the ideal solution to restore your smile. Although there are different types of crown available, the preparation is similar for all cases. After a discussion with you about the type of crown we are going to make, the tooth is very carefully shaped. An impression is taken and a custom-made temporary crown is made to fit your tooth. The colour and any characteristics of your new crown are also decided at this appointment. We often ask you to bring photographs of your teeth with you to this appointment so we can ensure your new crown will match your teeth perfectly. At the next appointment we will try your new crown(s) and check they look good and fit well. If we think they look as good as they should, we bond them permanently onto your teeth.
In some cases, it may be necessary to use a bridge rather than a crown. In this case, the teeth either side of the space are crowned with a false tooth within the space. Bridges are made within a dental laboratory and are then fitted by the dentist.
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