Being constantly worried about how you look when you smile can make it difficult to be confident in everyday life and to interact freely with others. Luckily, there are many cosmetic dental procedures you can have done to improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, making you smile unhindered and unafraid.
Dentists can correct imperfections such as discolored and chipped teeth, a misaligned bite, unsightly metal braces and other imperfections so as to enhance your smile and improve your appearance. Below is a look at several important cosmetic procedures you can get if you are in need of a smile makeover.
Adults with metal braces are often unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed to smile. Invisalign refers to a revolutionary system of straightening crooked teeth and bridging gaps between teeth using invisible aligners. These aligners offer an effective and affordable cosmetic braces solution for adults who have crooked teeth and are unsatisfied with metal braces due to their unsightly appearance.
Invisalign aligners are clear, meaning that they can conspicuously straighten your teeth, allowing you to go about your life without interference and smile without worrying about people noticing that you have braces on.
Each aligner is specially molded to fit your teeth, and it gradually straightens your teeth until you finally achieve that straight smile that you have always wanted.
This procedure, also known as a gum lift, is used to reshape 'a gummy smile' which refers to a situation where the gums cover too much of the teeth, causing the teeth to appear uneven. This condition mostly affects front teeth, making them look shorter which greatly affects someone's desire to smile. A gum lift restores the proportions of the gums, making the teeth appear normal in length.
These are wafer-thin laminates made of composite or porcelain that are attached to the surface of teeth so as to restore their natural appearance. Badly stained teeth that cannot be brightened by whitening or teeth that are worn out by carbonated drinks or grinding can be masked by veneers so as to appear natural and to match the color of the rest of your teeth.
Unsightly gaps between teeth can also be covered by dental veneers, giving you a more uniform smile.
Visible gaps between teeth can be damaging to your smile, and they can also affect your ability to chew properly. Dental bridges offer a simple but effective cosmetic solution where false teeth are inserted in such gaps and anchored in place using metal bridges attached to your remaining natural teeth.