Your dentist’s job is to keep your oral health in check. This means they are the guardians of your teeth and your gums and work hard to make sure everything is functioning the way it’s supposed to. But when it comes to teeth, there is another important aspect to consider. This aspect is the appearance of your teeth and gums. Someone’s smile has a huge effect on the way that they feel about themselves. This, in turn, can have an effect on your relationships, personal and professional.
This is the reason cosmetic dentistry exists and consists of dentists as well as specialists, like orthodontists. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, and altering their appearance using special treatments or surgeries. This can be as basic as a simple teeth whitening procedure, or more complex like dental implants. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to transform your smile into one that you can be proud of.
The first step to having an incredible smile begins with having good dental hygiene habits in place. It begins with you! We are born with pearly white teeth, and the harder we work at keeping them that way, the better! Brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and booking regular check up appointments with your dentist can put you on the right foot for a beautiful smile. Not only that, but your oral hygiene will be in a great state, lowering your risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
There are cases where cosmetic dentistry can be unavoidable, even if you do take care of your teeth. The reasons for this can be stained teeth because of your food and beverage choices, or chipped and misshapen teeth due to accident or injury.
Veneers are one solution to covering up blemished or damaged teeth. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain shaped and coloured like a natural tooth. They are bonded to the outside of your teeth to cover up their appearance. Sometimes, certain teeth may need an entire porcelain crown to cover it in order to have the same effect.
A more drastic treatment would be involved if you were missing teeth. There are different treatments available, such as dental implants or dentures. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have allowed us to create false teeth that look and feel like natural teeth – so natural that it is virtually impossible to tell them apart!
Cosmetic dentistry procedures along with orthodontics can be used in tandem with each other to create a smile you are confident in sharing. It can all be set in motion once you book an appointment with your dentist here at Westney North Dental in Ajax! We will conduct an analysis on your smile to determine areas that may need work. We will assess your needs and discuss what your expectations are. You may need a simple treatment or need multiple treatment stages. Whatever the case, if you would like more information on how cosmetic dentistry can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today!