Explore the idea of cosmetic dentistry if you are that unhappy with your smile.
Consider cosmetic dentistry, it can work miracles to improve the look of teeth. With so many choices today, no one need have unsightly teeth anymore!
Laser tooth whitening
Use intense laser energy to bleach stains. A bleaching gel is applied to each tooth, after which the laser is directed onto the tooth surface, activating the gel to remove color from the tooth structure. The treatment takes less than an hour in the dentist’s chair – the teeth may feel sensitive during the treatment and for a few days afterwards but the reward is a whiter, brighter tooth.
Bracer straighten the alignment of your teeth, Mostly, you may need to wear the braces between one to two years, with monthly adjustments, depending on how crooked your teeth are. Ceramic or metal brackets are bonded onto teeth to allow fine wires to be bent around them. These wires are then tightened to encourage teeth to straighten. Each tightening causes some discomfort until the teeth get used to their new position and the next ‘tightening’ session is necessary. Ask your orthodontist about invisalign, ‘invisible’ braces that do not require brackets or wires but are worn in sequence to straighten the teeth. They cost more but are virtually painless. If you’re older and grew up when braces were a rarity, you can still change the look of your teeth. Talk to your dentist about removing your amalgam fillings and replacing them with porcelain ones. Results last about 10 tears. You’ll be proud to open your mouth wide without metal fillings showing!
Veneers are bonded porcelain structures used to cover each tooth. The first visit involves part of the tooth enamel to make way for the veneers. By the second visit, the orthodontist is able to place the veneers (with better shape and color than your natural teeth) in their final position. You may need a night guard for a few weeks to protect your new veneered teeth.
Implants are special titanium “teeth” that are embedded into jawbone. These implants are left alone for three to six month to allow time for the jawbone to fully accept them, after which they are treated like normal teeth. When you consult with your cosmetic dental surgeons, tell him what it is you want from your smile. It is quite possible these days to even bring in a photo of favorites celebrity who has a winning smile and say, “Can I have that smile exactly? It is possible.a