Fixing Crooked Teeth & Dental Problems

Have you always dreamed of the perfect smile? Are you scared to laugh or smile because you’re embarrassed of what hides behind your lips? Would you like to get the next big promotion or are you looking for a relationship? If you answered yes to any of those questions, fixing your teeth and perfecting your smile may be the answer. Unfortunately, not all of us are born with perfect, flawless teeth and as a result we have to work for it. Luckily, advances in the cosmetic dentistry have allowed us to achieve the smile of our dreams with easy and painless procedures.

Here are 5 ways to improve your smile and change your entire look:

#1. Braces:

Braces

Braces are the most common form of smile correction on the market today. Even with the market penetration of Invisalign® and other teeth straightening systems, braces are still able to offer the most drastic changes. Braces work by using metal “bars”, brackets, wires, and rubber bands to pull the teeth apart, together, down, or whatever it takes to align them properly. Braces align teeth for a better bite, which results in less wear and tear on the teeth. Additionally, they manipulate the teeth into correct positioning for a great smile!

#2 Invisalign®:

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign® is still relatively new on the market. The teeth straightening method uses a series of clear aligner trays to manipulate teeth into the correct positions. The one advantage that Invisalign® holds over braces is that they are virtually invisible compared to the obnoxious look of braces. However, Invisalign® uses a far more gentle approach and as a result, changes are less drastic.

Crowns:

Crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. When properly placed, the crowns fully encircle the entire visible portion of the remaining tooth structure that lies at and above the gum line. Crowns are used to protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay and may crack or may hold a cracked tooth together. Crowns can also be used to restore an already broken tooth, a tooth that has been severely worn down, to cover and support a tooth with a large filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover misshapen or discoulored teeth, to cover a dental implant, or to make a cosmetic modification. Crowns may be made out of stainless steel, metals, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin.

Veneers:

Porcelain Veneers

A dental veneer is a layer of material that is placed over a tooth to either improve its aesthetic value or protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Veneers may be used to fix cracked, broken, discoloured, and misshapen teeth as well as fill in unsightly gaps. Veneers can be made out of either composite resin or porcelain. While resin veneers are cheaper, porcelain veneers look and feel more natural and are far more durable.

Bridges:

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges quite literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These anchoring teeth are known as abutment teeth. A false tooth or false teeth are then placed in the middle and secured to the abutment teeth.

If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure, consult your local dentist and find out how they can help you transform your smile and change your life!