7 Dental Procedures To Consider For A Better Smile

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If you want to feel more confident with a better smile, there are many options for you to choose from. A person’s smile can have a huge impact on their life. In fact, studies show that many people feel less confident because of their teeth. Although they may not be the right choice for all, cosmetic procedures could help.

They can sometimes completely change the way that a person feels and looks. However, it’s not always easy to know which options are best for a better smile. Let’s have a look below at a guide to some cosmetic dentistry choices that could help you achieve that perfect smile.

Braces

Braces are something that most people will know of but may associate them with school children. However, many adults choose to use braces to improve their teeth. They can help you to straighten crooked teeth, improve chewing comfort, and help with your bite. They can also improve things like crowed teeth and even fix a misaligned jaw. They are usually installed by a dentist or orthodontist. They involve brackets that are fixed onto the teeth and are made from metal, plastic, and ceramic materials. You can also get braces that are clear, which are very popular with adults who choose these.

Whitening The Teeth

Sometimes teeth can get a little dull. Stains appear from things such as smoking and coffee and they can darken your smile. Once you have quit smoking, teeth whitening can help to bring back and restore the whiteness of your teeth and make them brighter. During this process, a chemical is used to lighten the color of your teeth. You can whiten your teeth at home, however, it is advised that you see a dentist for this. Some of the processes can take a few months to take effect.

Veneers

If you want a smile that lasts longer you could consider veneers. These are specially designed and fitted shells that cover the front of your teeth. They are commonly used to repair damaged teeth or help return a bright and natural appearance to severely discolored teeth. Although it has a reputation for being expensive and linked to celebrities who are trying to get the perfect smile, it is possible to have a clip on veneers too. Veneers are usually made of porcelain or plastic and can be molded to your teeth.

Gum Surgery

If your gums are in bad shape or uneven, it is possible to have them repaired with gum surgery. Usually, the surgeon will reform your gums using tissue from other parts of your mouth. Most of the time, that tissue is transferred from your palate. If you have fallen victim to disease, gum surgery can be a great way to fix the gums or scars left behind.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are something that is designed to go over a tooth, they are there to add structure back to the teeth so they look and still function like normal. Dental crowns are commonly used to keep a bridge in place or to help protect a tooth after a root canal or from hard foods. They are also used to help cover up discolored, worn, or broken teeth.

Dentures

Dentures are able to completely change the way that someone feels and looks. This is because they have a completely new set of teeth. They are meant to be used by people who have lost all or the majority of their teeth. They can be made from acrylic resin, porcelain, or metal. They are normally removable which means that the person who uses them may need an adhesive to stick them their gums. A good pair of dentures that are supported properly can look and feel as good as a natural set of teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be quite invasive and full on treatment, however, it does offer a more permanent option for someone who would like to add or replace teeth. The surgeon will start by embedding a metal post into the gumline as an anchor point. Then a crown tooth is installed and fixed to the post. The results can be outstanding and lead to real-looking teeth that are securely in a person’s mouth and a full part of their new smile.

These seven dental procedures can all help you to achieve a better smile and could lead to you feeling more confident with showing them off. Is there anything that you have done to get a great smile? Please share some of them in the comments below.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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