Your smile is one of the first things, if not the first thing someone notices about you. Whether you’re heading out on a night on the town or just meeting up with friends for a night in, you should want your smile to dazzle and shine for all to see.
However, for many, this isn’t the case. Between chips, cracks, misalignment, discoloration, and missing teeth, your smile might not have the appearance you wish it could be. The good news is that you’re not alone here — many people experience some form of cosmetic or functional issue with their smiles throughout their lives. And there’s no need to worry! There are plenty of ways to achieve a more beautiful smile.
HOW TO ACHIEVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
As we said, there are a number of issues that you can find with your smile that affect the actually functional of your teeth, their appearance, or both. No matter what problem is plaguing your smile, there is a solution!
IF YOUR TEETH ARE CHIPPED OR CRACKED
Your teeth are made of extremely durable tissue and are typically able to stand up to the pressures of everyday eating. However, if you chew on foods that are too hard, accidentally knock your glass into your mouth, or take a little tumble, you could quickly find yourself with a chipped or cracked tooth.
Not only are chipped teeth unsightly — who wants to flash a smile and show off a half-existing tooth — but they also put you at risk for further oral damage. Chipped or cracked teeth, when left untreated, can expose the nerves in your teeth (or even your gums if the damage affects enough of the tooth) which can cause sensitivity at best and nerve damage at worst. This is where dental bonding comes in.
Dental bonding is the process in which resin is placed over your tooth and harden to seamlessly repair cracks or chips, amongst other things. Because bonding uses a resin that matches your tooth color, this treatment helps you achieve a natural-looking smile. Plus, the treatment can typically be done in just one visit to the dentist!
IF YOUR TEETH ARE DISCOLORED
Your morning coffee, a glass of wine with a meal that includes red pasta sauce — there are plenty of foods and drinks you ingest each day that can lead to discoloration. If you feel embarrassed by the yellowing of your teeth, you may turn to DIY whitening solutions or store-bought strips. While these can make a slight difference in improving the shade of your teeth, your best bet is to speak to your dentist about quicker, more long-term solutions.
Unlike store-bought strips that could take months to work and sometimes barely make a difference, professional teeth whitening treatments are much quicker and more effective at brightening up your smile. You have the option to use at home treatments, and what your dentist will take a mold of your teeth, give you custom-fit trays and whitening solution which you will use for a certain amount of time each day at home. This typically improves the color of your smile in a few short weeks. If you’re looking for quicker results, you can opt for professional laser whitening treatments that can make your teeth several shades brighter in as little as one hour.
One of the most common issues that plagues adults are crooked teeth. Even having one or two choppers that are out of place can make you feel embarrassed to show off your smile. Depending on what teeth are crooked or gapped, you can get food particles stuck in your teeth more often or have difficulty speaking. Luckily, there are several options to fix this.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign helps you achieve straighter teeth and a better bite just by wearing clear, custom-fit trays. The trays will adjust and change over time to give you the smile of your dreams and the inconspicuous look of them make aligners perfect for adults.
A more permanent solution to crooked teeth is porcelain veneers. These are porcelain caps that are adhered to your tooth in order to create a seamless a straight, white smile. The perfect for the person who wants a durable, long-lasting remedy to crooked or gapped teeth.
Missing teeth are never something to ignore. Not only can having missing teeth affect your ability to speak and eat, but the gaps left in your gums can make you susceptible to decay, gum damage, and even periodontal disease. That’s where implants come in to save the day.
Dental implants are fixtures that are anchored into your jaw bone to safely and seamlessly replace a missing tooth. Since they are securely added into your mouth, they feel and look like real teeth and most adults rarely notice the difference.
Trust EliteSmiles with Your Smile
We are a premier dental facility that offers a full range of services. No matter what dental procedure you require, we can give you the help you need in-house. Our team offers state-of-the-art techniques and cutting-edge technologies that can be customized to best suit your unique needs and get the healthy smile you’ve always wanted.
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