Like many Australians, you may feel self-conscious about smiling because your teeth embarrass you. This self-consciousness can result in a feeling of low self-esteem and can mean that you're uncomfortable in social situations or when having your photograph taken. The good news is that many dentists now offer what is called a smile makeover. This involves a series of cosmetic dentistry procedures that will enhance the appearance of your smile. Here are some of the different procedures that you might like to consider.
Teeth can be stained for many reasons. Coffee, cigarettes, and certain medications can all cause teeth to become discoloured and unsightly. Having them professionally whitened can make a huge difference to the appearance of your smile.
Dentists offer a range of different whitening options, depending on your budget. The least expensive option is an at-home whitening kit, which you dentist will provide for you. The more expensive, but also more effective, treatment is laser tooth whitening. This is a one-off procedure that the dentist performs in the chair and provides dramatic and instant results.
Straighten crooked teeth
Crooked or overlapping teeth are other common problems people have with their smiles. They can also mean that your oral health is compromised because you're unable to effectively brush and floss due to the irregularities between the teeth.
Modern dental technology has come a long way since the use of ugly and uncomfortable metal braces. Teeth can now be straightened using hardware that is virtually invisible and very unobtrusive to the mouth. These new styles of straightening hardware are also very effective and can give you excellent results in a short space of time.
Repair damaged teeth
Having badly chipped or cracked teeth are other problems that can make you embarrassed about your smile. These too can impact on your general overall dental health, resulting in decay, infection, or a tooth that becomes dead.
Dentists can repair these teeth by sealing the tooth's surface and then applying a veneer or crown. A veneer is generally used to cover damage to the face of the tooth while a crown is used to cover damage to the top edge of the tooth. Crowns and veneers are also used if your teeth are all irregular sizes or if you have gaps between the teeth that you'd like to close.
If you're unsure which cosmetic dentistry procedures are the best options for your smile makeover, then you can book a consultation with your dentist to discuss your options. They will be able to provide you with a plan that will have you smiling with confidence in no time.
6 October 2015
Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.