Restore Your Smile – The Different Procedures to Bring Back Your Beautiful Smile
With the advancement of technology, it is now easier to restore your smile. Each patient is different and every patient has his/her needs when it comes to restoring his/her teeth to the fullest. Thus, you should consider consulting a cosmetic dentist to know the type of treatment plan that you need to finally bring back that perfect smile you once had.
There are different procedures to bring back your beautiful smile. Some of them are discussed below.
Dental braces are used to align your teeth and jaws to enhance your smile and oral health. They are usually recommended to straighten teeth or correct an irregular bite. Dental braces are also applied to close unsightly gaps or bring teeth and lips into their proper alignment.
You may like your crooked teeth but they are harder to clean. They are also at risk of being lost because of tooth decay or gum disease.
Unfortunately, not all patients are a big fan of dental braces because of their unsightly metals. If this is something that you are concerned of, then your cosmetic dentist may recommend Invisalign.
It is custom-made plastic aligners that work the same way as traditional braces. The only difference is that they are less noticeable and they offer an aesthetic advantage.
Another advantage is that they can be removed when you eat, brush or floss. They also do not take a longer time to achieve good results as traditional braces.
Dental Bridges and Crowns
Dental bridges can be fixed or implanted. They are used to replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge is made of porcelain and bonded to your teeth to keep it in place.
An implanted bridge, on the other hand, is placed directly into your jawbone. It can act as an anchor and it may work just like your natural tooth.
Regardless of the type of dental bridge you have, this solution reduces the risk of having gum disease and it also corrects bite issues while improving your speech. Bridges can last up to 10 years or even more as long as you practice proper oral hygiene.
Dental crowns, on the other hand, are used to cover your tooth to restore your smile as they can improve appearance and strengthen tooth structure. They can mask your discolored, misshapen or crooked teeth.
Bridges and crowns should be properly taken care of to ensure their longevity. Practice excellent oral hygiene all the time. You should also maintain healthy gums by brushing your teeth using fluoride toothpaste. And do not forget to floss daily.
Moreover, you should see your dentist on a regular basis for professional cleanings and dental checkups.
They are like a tooth root that is surgically positioned into your jawbone. They are used to help mount a replacement of your tooth or bridge. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not come loose. They also provide better oral health benefit because they do not need to be anchored to your teeth.
Since they work and look like a normal tooth, they can do wonders for your self-confidence. After a dental implant, you feel more comfortable to smile. Plus, dental implants make it easier for you to speak and eat as they are placed securely and directly into your jaw.
However, just like other procedures to restore your smile that your cosmetic dentist may offer, dental implants are not for everyone. You must have healthy gums and adequate bone. In that way, dental implants have proper support.
Then again, if your bone is soft and thin, a bone graft or sinus lift may be performed.
Compared with other tooth replacement, dental implants are more expensive, which can cost around $1,000 per implant. Apart from the implant, you also need to pay for the crown that is attached to it.
Dental implants are usually recommended for patients with missing tooth.
It is a common procedure that can restore your smile. Hollywood celebrities do undergo this type of procedure so they can have that million-dollar smile when they walk on the red carpet.
This procedure whitens teeth but it cannot work on discolored fillings, crowns or dental implants. It also requires a few sessions to obtain the best results. Furthermore, you need to stop smoking or drinking colored beverages to maintain the whiteness of your teeth.
Other procedures to restore your smile are also available. Call us to talk about your options.