Smile Makeover Techniques

Smile Enhancement with Cosmetic Dentistry

Having the confidence to face the world with a big, cheerful smile doesn’t just take a happy nature, it also means you have to have great teeth. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on the luck of the draw, or live with the ravages of time and outrageous fortune. Instead, you can go for a smile makeover. But just what does a smile makeover actually consist of?

Your first step will be to go for a check-up and assessment to your local dentist in SE Calgary. Everybody’s tooth issues are unique, and your dentist will be able to tell you what needs to be done to add sparkle to your smile in your particular case.

Some of the techniques that may be recommended include:

Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques

Dental veneers

Veneers are coverings that are applied to the front of your teeth. They can be used to cover up permanently discoloured teeth, and to fix the appearance of wide gaps between your front teeth or skew teeth that spoil your smile. They’re also applied to chipped or cracked teeth.

A veneer is made from porcelain or composite material, and costs for these two techniques differ while the materials each have their own inherent set of advantages. Your dentist will be able to talk you through your options, allowing you to make an informed choice.

Teeth whitening

There’s only one way to get rid of stains on your teeth quickly and effectively, and that’s to visit a dentist. You’ll get more than the ordinary scale and polish. Specialised equipment and techniques are used to get your teeth as snowy white as they can naturally be.

Implants, Dentures and bridges

Missing teeth are everything but a great style statement, and although one can get used to wearing dentures, most people prefer to look into other options such as implants. An implant is a strong tooth root substitute that is set into your jawbone allowing your dentist to put a ‘false’ tooth in place permanently.

As their name suggests, bridges ‘bridge’ the gap when teeth are lost. They’re usually attached to existing teeth rather than implanted, but sometimes an implant has to be used to keep them in place.

Braces or Invisalign Aligners

Straightening skew teeth is definitely a possibility. It takes a little patience because your teeth have to be slowly and gently yet firmly forced into the right position. This can be done with braces, and for those who don’t like the idea of visible braces, Invisalign aligners can be made. These fit over the teeth invisibly and can be removed for eating, so they’re becoming an increasingly popular choice.

Crowns or Caps

Very bad tooth decay or broken teeth can be covered with a crown or cap that replaces the damaged upper part of the tooth. They’re made to match your existing teeth perfectly, and can be a real smile enhancer.

And other options…

Nowadays, finding a tooth-related issue that dentists can’t cover up or fix is difficult. Whatever your concerns about your smile, talking to your dentist will uncover the dental treatment program you’ll need to follow – and once everything’s done there’s just one last thing to do: GRIN!

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