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How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Smile?
14 Apr 2022

How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Smile?

Many people are concerned about their smiles and look for ways to improve their smiles. Many options are available to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry and make it stronger, straighter, and whiter. These cosmetic dental treatments offer both long and short-term benefits for the smile.

They also offer the following benefits.

Whiter smile

Over time, the foods and drinks you take, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and other stain-causing beverages, can discolour your teeth. To ensure your teeth are white, you can use an over-the-counter bleaching solution. However, professional teeth whitening solutions are more effective than OTC products.

In cases where bleaching cannot remove teeth stains, your dentist can offer cosmetic treatment options like veneers to cover the tooth surface. Veneers are thin porcelain layers placed over the tooth to enhance the smile.

Improved chewing and biting

Certain dental and jaw joint issues can prevent you from chewing food properly, and changing your chewing pattern may cause more damage. For example, chewing more on only one side of your mouth can lead to wear and tear. Also any clicking, locking or pain from your jaw joint will cause alot of discomfort and instability in the bite.

Veneers are a long term solution to reshape and improve the tooth colour and shade with less risk of failure when compared to fillings. Fitting veneers on your teeth can strengthen the existing teeth to make biting into food and chewing easier. Plus, you can fit it within a few visits.

Straighter smile

You can undergo treatment using braces to correct a crooked smile, but braces may make some people feel self-conscious. Visiting the orthodontist to tighten braces may also be uncomfortable and painful.

However, clunky metal braces are not the only option for teeth straightening. You can opt for teeth straightening with clear braces or clear aligners that are less noticeable than traditional braces.

Healthier gums and teeth

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry is only for people who want their smile to look attractive, but it also helps prevent different dental issues, from issues with jaw alignment to speech difficulty.

Cosmetic dental treatment such as bonding ensures healthier teeth, and gum contouring can correct your uneven gumline.

Stronger smile

Cosmetic dentistry aims to enhance your teeth' appearance, but some treatments can make your teeth stronger. For example, crowns can cover cracked or chipped teeth. After fitting the crown, the teeth will look better and become stronger to resist additional breaks.

Covering the physical damage on the enamel can prevent bacteria from entering the teeth, reducing the risk of a nerve infection. Dental implants the latest way to replace your missing teeth can also replace a missing tooth, which helps to keep other teeth in their position. 

Although dentures are a common option for replacing missing teeth, they tend to slip out of the mouth. This makes eating and talking difficult. Dentures can only replace the structure above the gumline, leaving the root bare. Without a tooth root to support it, the underlying jawbone will deteriorate.

However, dental implants replace both the tooth root and help to maintain your bone levels. A dental implant is a small metal post that the dentist drives into the jawbone before attaching a full crown to replace the tooth. Dental implants should not cause speech or eating difficulties and help prevent jawbone deterioration.

Prevent future damage

Several cosmetic dental procedures can reduce or prevent pain from crooked, missing, cracked, or decayed teeth. Besides fixing these issues, cosmetic dentistry can also reduce the risk of future health issues.

For example, replacing missing teeth with dental implants or fitting a crown on a cracked tooth reduces the risk of dental issues such as infection and periodontal disease. Cosmetic dentistry doesn't only address the immediate issue but also prevents future problems.

Confident smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers more benefits than improving your looks. When you have cracked, discoloured, or missing teeth or gaps between your teeth, it may affect your self-confidence. It can also affect your overall oral health.

Different cosmetic dental treatments are available for these issues to help boost your confidence. These procedures restore your smile, allowing your smile more often.

If you want to undergo a cosmetic dental procedure, visit Museum Dental Suites today or call 020 7183 0886. Feel free to contact us to know more about cosmetic dentistry or schedule an appointment.