Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you refrain from laughing or showing off your teeth in photos because you don’t like the way your smile looks?
There are many ways you can boost your confidence back up and restore your smile with the help of a dedicated professional.
They want you to look and feel your best and with their various cosmetic services, you can do just that.
Crowns & Bridges
Are you missing one or more teeth?
Thanks to the advances of modern technology, a 3D image can be taken of your mouth in order to make a completely customized tooth (or teeth) to fill in the gap or repair a badly damaged tooth whether it be from decay, a crack, a chip, or it was broken.
A crown is essentially like a cap that fits over the top of the tooth and prevents it from further damage. Though it’s often made from porcelain, there are many other materials that can be used depending on your lifestyle and other habits. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, porcelain may not be the best choice as it can crack or chip too. Crowns match the colour of your existing teeth and look completely natural.
A bridge is a great solution for fixing multiple missing teeth and it’s just that – a bridge. It will be bonded to your existing surrounding teeth so it can hold the bridge in place.
Leaving gaps in your teeth can lead to shifting and eventually promote bone and further tooth loss. By having a custom mould made as soon as possible, you’ll have your natural-looking smile back in no time.
Veneers can help repair more minor cosmetic issues as it’s a thin layer of material that bonds with the front of your tooth. They look natural and will be made to mimic the colour of your existing teeth, just like a crown or bridge. During the procedure under local anesthesia, the surface of your tooth will be removed to make room for the customized veneer. But just like with a crown, if you have the habit of clenching your teeth or grinding at night, your veneer could end up cracking or chipping.
If you’re not happy with the way your teeth are shaped or gapped and don’t want traditional braces, Invisalign treatment has been gaining popularity among teens and adults alike. There’s no denying it – they are more expensive than traditional braces, but they work in half the time and are virtually invisible! Most dental insurance plans will cover a certain percentage, or set amount, of your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign isn’t attached to your teeth with glue like metal brackets are. They’re customized medical-grade plastic aligners that are worn 22 hours of the day and can be removed as you brush your teeth, eat, and drink. They’ll need to be realigned regularly (approximately every two weeks) as your teeth change.
As a consumer, you now have more choices than ever before when it comes to orthodontic care. If you like the idea Invisalign, but are put off by the high cost, you now have the option to order from one of several online companies for about a third the price. These companies keep costs low by shipping aligners directly to your home, avoiding the hefty markup that your dentist charges.
However, just because you’ll be skipping the dental office visits doesn’t mean you’re entirely on your own if something goes wrong. For example, NewSmile, a popular Canada based in-home aligner company, provides customers with a remote monitoring app and offers the option to setup virtual check-ins with dental providers.
Teeth Whitening Services
If with brushing and flossing regularly, you’ll probably still experience a rather yellowish smile. It’s especially natural to notice a change in colour as you age, smoke cigarettes, drink coffee, tea, or alcohol regularly, and eat certain foods (particularly more acidic foods). Most stains can be removed by teeth whitening services and many offices will provide both in-office whitening services and personalized take-home kits. Treatment options and methods will vary.
If you’re more worried about your smile, a night guard can help protect your smile from habits like grinding, brushing your teeth or clenching. The guards cover your teeth and gums and prevent injury and wear and tear. You can also say goodbye to waking up with a sore jaw! Nightguards will allow you to sleep more comfortably so you feel well-rested in the morning.
There are plenty of non-surgical options to replenish your smile and boost your confidence back up. If you have a gap, chipped, cracked, crooked, or broken tooth, visit your dental office or call to talk to your dentist about your options. Crowns, veneers, Invisalign, and teeth whitening services can help improve the appearance of your teeth and make you feel better overall.