There is no getting around the fact that your smile isn’t what it was in years past. Time has taken a toll and you are more likely to hide your mouth when you smile. That’s because of the way you feel about your teeth. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to improve their appearance? Fortunately, there are procedures that your dentist can perform and make your smile look brilliant once more. Here are a few examples.
Veneers are thin shells that are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth. With the aid of a bonding agent, they will stay in place with ease. Many people find that porcelain or ceramic veneers are ideal when there is no way to remove deep staining or hide the fact that the teeth are chipped or cracked. Since the veneers are made especially for you, it’s easy to hide imperfections ranging from broken teeth to uneven spacing between your teeth.
You may think that all those years of eating and drinking things that leave behind stains means your teeth will never have that brilliant white look again. As your dentist will explain, opting for teethwhitening in the controlled environment of a dental office will make a huge difference. Under the care of a professional, it’s possible to gradually remove the stains and lighten the shade of your teeth. The whitening is uniform so your teeth all have the same hue.
Best of all, there is no guesswork involved. Unlike using home whitening kits, your dentist administers a treatment and then checks the results. This ensures that the outcome is not a set of teeth that look unnaturally white. Instead, they just look beautiful and healthy.
Maybe the only real solution for your smile is to remove the teeth that are remaining and replace them. The idea of wearing dentures holds no appeal at all, but you aren’t crazy about spending several months getting dental implants. Did you know there is a process that would allow you to have the implants in place in as little as one day?
One of the most recent innovations in dental implant dentistry is known as all on four. This approach involves using four implants to secure a specially designed denture plate that fills in the space where an entire set of upper or lower teeth once resided. There is no need for multiple visits and many patients find that the recovery time is shorter and more comfortable.
There is no reason to hide your mouth every time you want to smile or laugh. You could be a prime candidate for a procedure that will restore the beauty of your natural teeth. If that is not practical, implants are a solution that you should consider closely. Talk with your dentist today and discuss different strategies. By this time next week, you could be smiling and laughing without feeling even slightly self-conscious.