Many people feel self-conscious when they smile and dread having to appear in photographs. When we have problems with our teeth, it can affect far more than our dental health.
As a dentist in Hondon we have helped many people with gapped, stained, crooked, missing or decayed teeth to regain their confidence in their smile. And then there are other problems that can cause even more trouble for our teeth and gums.
These are some of the most common problems that can be solved with cosmetic dentistry.
Stained and discoloured teeth
Teeth with cavities
Teeth with gaps
The food and drink that we consume can have a very negative effect on the whiteness of our teeth leaving stains and causing discolouration while smoking stains teeth and damages the enamel as well as the gums. To bring back the natural shine to your teeth you can try toothpastes that whiten teeth, gels or light applicators. For a more significant improvement then you dentist will be able to help with teeth whitening procedures that can only be done in the dentist’s surgery. Dental veneers are another great way to get that confident white bright smile and can also address other dental problems.
Sadly a lot of the food we eat damages our teeth as the bacteria in the mouth turns the sugars we eat and turns them into acids that will attack the tooth enamel and cause cavities. Dentists can offer fillings that are tooth coloured to cover the decay in a tooth making your fillings virtually invisible. How long any filling crown or chip repair lasts will depend on the size of it and the usage and how well they are cared for. That it is why it is so important to brush and floss every day and keep your appointment with the dentist and hygienist.
Even if you have been religious in your care of your teeth you might find that they are slightly misaligned. If the gaps are minimal then bonding or veneers may help but if the movement required is more significant then one of the new invisible braces systems on offer like Invisalign will help.
Even if your have lost teeth through accident, disease or neglect you still have options with dental implants that offer the closest thing to having your own teeth again.
Your dentist can do wonders to help you achieve the perfect smile but it is vitally important that you do your part to with regular dental check ups brushing and flossing and visits to the hygienist. To keep your teeth white try drinking less of the fluids that stain your teeth or use a straw so that the fluids do not come in contact with the tooth surface.
It is easy to neglect our teeth when they give us no trouble, but once they are gone you will have a lot to do to get a solution that will be as good as your original teeth. Look after them and they will look after you!