Is your smile letting you down and ruining your confidence? Would you like to replace missing or broken teeth, or fight the staining caused by tea, coffee or smoking? If you are looking to improve your smile, then your dentist can help. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the 6 ways that your dentist can help you get a whiter, brighter and better smile and cover some of the best options available to you.
Dental implants for missing teeth
Perhaps one of the biggest confidence boosters and ways to bring back your smile confidence is with a dental implant to replace missing teeth. Implants use a titanium post that is attached to your jaw to replace the missing tooth. This post acts like a normal tooth root to support an artificial crown that is purpose-built to closely match your existing teeth. A dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants are usually a good fit when you have good oral hygiene and healthy teeth but just need to replace a single tooth.
An alternative to implants, bridges offer a way to replace missing teeth and are a good option for anyone who has teeth with fillings or is looking to get crowns anyway. A false tooth is attached to a crown on each side which is then joined to your existing teeth. The bridge is cemented in place to replace your missing tooth while also improving the strength and appearance of the teeth on either side of it.
Teeth whitening alone won’t help improve your dental hygiene, but it will help to remove staining caused by drinking tea, coffee, smoking or any other associated staining. If you want a whiter, brighter smile to match those of the celebrities then your dentist will be able to carry out a professional cleaning and whitening service.
No, it’s not just spotting teenagers that could benefit from having their teeth straightened. Thanks to improvements in dentistry there is now a huge range of orthodontic treatments to choose from which can deliver extremely quick results with minimal visual impact. Products such as Invisalign have made it possible to get straighter teeth without traditional unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces.
Anyone looking for a complete smile makeover will want to learn more about dental crowns. Made from porcelain or ceramic they are fitted over existing teeth to repair, strengthen and restore the appearance of your natural teeth. Crowns can be fitted to protect teeth and repair damaged, chipped and broken teeth while helping to improve your dental hygiene.
Another option for improving the appearance of your teeth is with dental veneers. Unlike a crown, a veneer is a thin porcelain covering that is added to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to correct small gaps in your teeth, chips, cracks or heavily stained teeth.