There are many problems that can affect the teeth and spoil the appearance of the smile. These can often be very difficult to deal with, not because of any physical pain, but because this can cause self-confidence and emotional issues if you’re afraid to show off your smile. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments ranging from simple to complex, affordable to expensive and big to small that can restore the appearance of the smile and give you your confidence back.
Just to give you a few examples, for teeth that have lost their sparkle or have been damaged by discolouration from food and drink such as red wine, coffee or the use of tobacco products, there is the option of tooth whitening. This involves placing a whitening agent against the surface of the teeth, bleaching the enamel and turning the teeth white. Not only will this restore your smile but it can also help to make you look much younger. Teeth whitening is readily available and equally as affordable.
For more serious issues of discolouration and enamel erosion, it is possible to have a set of porcelain veneers to completely cover the existing teeth and transform the appearance of the teeth. Veneers produce simple but stunning results and last for up to twenty years if properly maintained.
The list of cosmetic procedures is vast and constantly growing as new techniques and technology gradually emerge making treatment more efficient and effective. Treatments such as Cerec have significantly improved procedure time for crowns and veneers and new tools such as dental lasers and Waterlase have made the treatments safer and more comfortable for the patient. Dentists can give you more information about the best cosmetic procedures for you and tell you what is possible to do to your teeth to give you the smile you want.