If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, rather than being miserable about it and hiding your smile behind your hands, speak to your dentist and book an appointment or consultation. This will help establish the cause of what it is that you are unhappy about, and you can learn about the different treatments available to help.
There are many factors that can affect the appearance of your smile. You may be unhappy with the colour, alignment, shape or size of your teeth, or you may have chipped, cracked or broken teeth. All of these issues can be corrected in some way or another by your dentist. Your dentist will carry out diagnostic imaging, which will include taking pictures, x-rays and an intra-oral scan of your mouth to get a full picture of the health of your teeth and the factors affecting their appearance. Based on the diagnosis, your dentist can make an informed decision and create an excellent treatment plan for you.
Your dentist will listen to your concerns, make recommendations and discuss your treatment options so that you know what is available. Your dentist will make you aware of the results that you can realistically achieve. Thanks to the advances in digital dental technology, the results achievable with cosmetic dentistry are really quite outstanding, so speak to your dentist sooner rather than later so that you can begin enjoying the benefits.
An excellent method of improving the appearance of your teeth is with veneers Sydney. Veneers are a great solution for those who have healthy teeth and gums, but the appearance of their teeth leaves more to be desired. Veneers can improve the colour of yellow or stained teeth, and this can be done by teeth whitening as well. However, not all stains can be treated with teeth whitening because they are either too stubborn and do not go away or intrinsic stains that affect the dentin of your teeth and cannot be eliminated. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that can be directly attached to the front surface of your teeth and coloured according to your liking and the recommendation of your dentist so that you can enjoy clean, white teeth whilst the stains remain hidden underneath.
Veneers can also be used to change the shape and size of your teeth to a certain extent. Your dentist will be able to help you decide which size and shape of veneers will fit your mouth without looking too bulky or fake. Over the years, dentists have found that patients with heart-shaped faces look best with short and round veneers. Oval faces are better suited for square veneers, round faces look better with longer veneers, and square-shaped faces go well with rounded veneers. The most popular shaped veneers are Hollywood veneers which are square with slightly shorter lateral incisors. With digital dental technology, your dentist can design veneers of the right shape and size for you. You may only need one veneer to improve the appearance of your smile; alternatively, you could have a full set of veneers for a complete smile makeover.
Veneers are more expensive than other cosmetic dental treatments, but they produce much longer-lasting results. With good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, your veneers can last between 10 and 20 years. Your dentist will tell you when it is time for your veneers to be replaced. An excellent advantage of veneers is that they protect your natural teeth, preventing further staining, wear and tear or damage.
The process of getting veneers
If you decide that veneers are the right choice for you, your dentist will have to begin by making sure there are no underlying dental health complications affecting your teeth or gums. If so, these issues will need to be addressed beforehand; this includes signs of cavities, tooth decay or disease. Once you are ready, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of your teeth; this allows the veneers to fit snugly in your mouth.
Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth for the set of custom veneers that he or she will soon create. Once the veneers are ready, they will be bonded directly onto your teeth and hardened using UV light. The procedure takes up to two hours, after which you can go home and happily show off your new smile to the rest of the world.
Any surgical or invasive procedure may come with risks. Consult a qualified health practitioner before proceeding to make sure the procedure is safe or right for you.