We’d like to think that most people are happy with their teeth and that they feel confident when they smile. If you’re one of these people, then that’s great, because you have teeth that you love.
However, some people aren’t scontent with their teeth. This can be for many reasons, but often the reason is that they have teeth that are crooked, stained or missing. Read on if you’re unhappy with your teeth, because in this post we’ll go over ways to improve the appearance of your smile.
If you’re cursed with crooked teeth then it might be time to consider braces. You might already have had braces when you were a teenager, or maybe you haven’t had braces at all yet. Regardless of whether you’ve already experienced them or not, braces are a great way to straighten out your smile. They typically take six month to two years to achieve the final effect (and we promise that it’s worth it). There are even some types of braces nowadays that are practically invisible, so you don’t have to feel self-concious when you wear them. If you’d like to talk about braces with one of our dentists, then simply make an appointment with reception.
2. Teeth whitening
If your teeth are yellow or brown instead of pearly white, then teeth whitening could be the solution. Generally this involves putting a special dental bleach onto your teeth so that they regain their white colour. Don’t try to do this at home though – only dentists are qualified to perform the procedure.
If your teeth are crooked, chipped or misshapen, then veneers might be the answer. Veneers are small, thin pieces of porcelain that fit on the fronts of your teeth, thereby giving people the illusion that you have a perfect set of gnashers. It must be said though that veneers aren’t for everyone – for one thing, they require the permanent removal of a small layer of your teeth. However, if you’re sure that veneers are for you, then they could provide an easy and affordable way to get a Hollywood smile.
If you’re missing one or two teeth, then an implant is likely to be the best solution. Implants are basically fake teeth that can be permanently fitted into your mouth. You’ll be able to eat, talk and smile normally again – just as if you still had all your own teeth. What’s more, implants can be made to look like your existing teeth, so no-one will be able to tell that they aren’t real.
If you’re missing several teeth, then consider getting dentures. They’re an affordable way to regain your smile when several teeth are missing. There are two types depending on how many teeth you have left – partial dentures (when only some of your teeth have gone) and complete dentures (when you’re missing all of your teeth).
If you’re not happy with your smile, then you don’t have to suffer in silence. Just book an appointment with us and we’ll be delighted to work with you to find a solution. Whether it’s braces, whitening, veneers or even dentures, there’s always a way to get the winning smile you deserve.