When you aren’t completely happy with the way your teeth look, you are likely to avoid giving a great toothy grin, and you may also allow it to affect your confidence. Change this by considering some simple, yet effective, cosmetic dentistry that will give you the beaming smile you have always dreamed of. Take a look at the top five treatments currently available for patients that want to achieve a beautiful smile.
If you are not familiar with the treatment in relation to oral cosmetics, you may be confused about how this has made the list. The botulinum toxin is used in a pure form to smooth lined and wrinkled areas around the mouth. This is a quick procedure that usually lasts around 15 minutes and involves the pure toxin being injected around the mouth and lips. Ageing and smoking can lead to unsightly lines around the mouth which can affect an otherwise perfectly lovely smile. This treatment can alleviate these signs of ageing and smoking and lead to a more attractive smile.
There are several reasons this particular brand of teeth straightening features among the top five treatments for a beautiful smile. The discreet aligners have led to them being called invisible braces and are a fantastic way for self-conscious adults to obtain straight teeth. The clear braces are also removable allowing patients to eat foods they perhaps would have had to avoid with fixed braces. Modern technology means that a 3D scan can be taken of your mouth that is then used to create custom-made braces for each specific patient. The braces can then be adapted or changed regularly according to the individual needs of the wearer.
This treatment is used to cover yellowing or stained teeth in addition to helping with the appearance of crooked or chipped teeth. Thin porcelain or composite resin veneers are bonded to real teeth to improve the appearance and can be used on one or more teeth. You can expect to attend a preliminary appointment with your cosmetic dentist to assess your needs and then a mould will be taken of your teeth and mouth. A thin layer of tooth enamel will be removed from your real teeth to prepare them for the veneers. It usually takes less than two weeks for your veneers to be ready and once your teeth have been sufficiently prepared they will be attached and bonded using a specific dental cement and ultraviolet light.
Dental implants and prosthetics
Should you have missing teeth that have left noticeable spaces when you smile, eat or talk, dental prosthetics can provide the help you require. An implant is placed into your gum and jaw and acts like a tooth root, anchoring the prosthetic in place. Implants and prosthetic teeth need to be cared for in the same way as natural teeth and you should attend regular dental check-ups as you would normally. Dental implants can last for many years when cared for properly.