A good smile can take you far. It is a confidence booster, and it shows you as a warm and friendly person, which is particularly important if you work in a customer-facing role.
There are plenty of reasons why your smile may not be exactly what you want – past dental treatments and damaged or stained teeth are two of the biggest reasons for having no confidence in your smile. So, what’s the best way to get that perfect smile this year?
Corrective Measures for Misalignment
Misalignment is a common issue for many, and it has many roots, from genetics to poor oral hygiene. Once your dentist has investigated the reason behind the misalignment of your teeth, they can recommend corrective measures including jaw splints or retainers.
Braces are one of the top corrective measures used by dentists, but many people don’t feel confident showing their braces to the world. Today, it isn’t so much of an issue as it was in the past, with invisible braces the best way to start gaining your smile confidence back.
Teeth can crack and there can be many reasons why they do so, however it is usually due to them coming under a level of strain. Cracked teeth can really play havoc on your confidence levels. A dental crown (or a cap as they are also known) is a prosthetic that covers the tooth. They can be made from porcelain or metal, and they are fixed to the tooth.
Ceramic crowns tend to be the most popular choice as they can’t be seen as easily as a metal crown. There is also a hybrid option, so it’s worth talking to your dentist about what the best choice is.
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure and one that many people undertake regularly. Teeth can become stained as you age as well as due to what you eat and drink. While there are at-home teeth whitening kits, the result is generally better when you have it done at a dental clinic.
Regular Teeth Cleaning
Along with whitening, having your dentist clean your teeth regularly helps not only with your oral health but with a nice bright smile as well. A clean is recommended about every six months, and at this time you should be getting a check-up to prevent issues such as cavities and gum disease.
A veneer is a layer of material that is placed over the tooth to help protect the surface of the tooth, as well as improving the aesthetics your smile. Often made from porcelain, these can be a good short to medium-term solution as they can break down over time through simple everyday use. How long they last will usually depend on the type of veneer they are.
Veneers are a great way to get a natural look back to your teeth and your smile.
What to Expect in Smile Makeovers
It’s hard to know what the outcome of your smile makeover will be, but it can really change your life, and how people react to you. Your dentist or orthodontist should give you a mock-up of what you should expect after your chosen procedure. Once you are satisfied with what the outcome will bring, your dentist can get started.
Many people think they will need a complete reconstruction of their teeth or an elaborate procedure to get the smile they want, but more often than not the process is straightforward and will transform your smile almost instantly.
Are you looking for a smile makeover? Contact the team at Crestmead Dental and book your consultation with one of our friendly dentists.