Many different factors can affect the appearance of your smile, and despite maintaining good dental hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, you may not be happy with your teeth. In this case, cosmetic dental treatment would be a good option for you. Cosmetic dental treatment can be used to change the colour, shape, size and alignment of your teeth. With cosmetic dental treatment, you can fix the appearance of minor gaps between your teeth and create a neatly aligned smile.
One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening because yellow teeth are very common, and teeth whitening is quick, simple and effective. Teeth whitening is affordable and can be carried out at the dental clinic or at home, depending on your dental needs and personal preferences.
At the dental clinic, your teeth can be whitened within one 60 to 90-minute session or two if the stains are very stubborn, and this is ideal if you have an important occasion coming up or are looking for an instant smile transformation. Teeth whitening at home is also highly effective, but it works with lower concentrations of bleaching agents, meaning it whitens your teeth gently and gradually over two weeks. Both types of teeth whitening can help you achieve great aesthetic results.
If teeth whitening cannot remove the stains on your teeth, you need to consider other options. It may be because you have avoided dental checkups for a very long time and the stains have become too stubborn or because the stains are intrinsic. Intrinsic stains can affect the structure of your teeth perhaps because the enamel has become thin enough for the yellow dentin underneath to be visible or due to underlying health conditions or certain medications that have damaged your teeth. Intrinsic staining can also occur as a result of facial trauma, for example, a trip or fall where you may have knocked your tooth out.
Intrinsic stains can affect patients who have had tooth decay and undergone root canal treatments, and these types of stains cannot be removed by teeth whitening. Instead, you will need to speak with your dentist about veneers Wagga.
Veneers can disguise permanent and intrinsic stains for a beautiful white smile. Veneers can restore your self-confidence by giving you a complete smile makeover; this is if you choose to have a full set of veneers. Some people are happy with single veneers to disguise the aesthetic issues of a single tooth, which may be affecting the appearance of their smiles. Patients looking for a complete smile makeover will need a full set of veneers to cover their visible teeth, meaning approximately 8 per arch and 16 altogether.
Veneers are used not only for stubborn stains but also to correct minor orthodontic issues which do not need braces. They can be used to change the shape and size of your teeth and make them more round, wide, long or short, depending on your individual needs. Your dentist will consider your preferences and use their extensive knowledge and experience in choosing the right colour, shape and size veneer for you. A mock-up of your veneers will help you see what you can expect once the process is complete. If you are happy, your dentist will order your veneers for you. To do so, they will first take away a thin layer of enamel from your teeth; this is necessary for the veneers to sit on your teeth snuggly without appearing bulky or fake. Once in place, the veneers will hide all the problems affecting the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain shells, and they can cover the tooth, improving its appearance and protecting it from further damage, wear and tear, which means it is an excellent choice for damaged or weakened teeth.
The veneers take approximately three weeks to be manufactured, and once they are ready, they can be cemented onto your teeth and will last for approximately 10 to 20 years. You need to look after your teeth properly and visit the dentist regularly to make sure they stay white and beautiful. Speak to your dentist today and learn more about veneers and how they can benefit you.
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