Everyone would like to have a nice smile and healthy teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone does. Having good and healthy teeth is not only attractive, but it is good for the health as well. Apart from good oral health, it can also play a part in decreasing the risk of other diseases and illnesses. This is why taking care of your teeth is incredibly important.
Most people just consider the mouth area when thinking about teeth, but in truth, it can play a part in decreasing your chances of getting diabetes and heart problems. Here are several different kinds of cosmetic dentistry that you may be considering for yourself.
1. Dental Implants
Whether you have one tooth, several or even all of them missing, dental implants can provide you with the most natural solution. Though it can be an expensive solution, it will help if you have insurance. Anyone can lose a tooth (or teeth) through an accident, illness or the aging process. Losing all of your teeth will also change the shape of your face. Nobody likes to look older before their time. Dental implants are so amazing that only you will know that you have one. It’s not like a hairpiece where people will know! The results are so natural and stunning. It makes use of a titanium screw and the results are permanent. You still need to take care of oral health though!
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a very common procedure. Some of our habits can cause our teeth to lose its whiteness. Even if we didn’t have bad habits, the foods that we consume can cause our teeth to lose its colour, for example, drinking coffee. Even medication can cause the colour to fade. Smoking definitely will do this to teeth. Whitening your teeth at the dentist is the quickest way. There are other ways as well, but these are hit and miss and may take longer.
Veneers can be made of ceramic or porcelain. They give a natural look and feel as they are bonded directly to the front of your own teeth. Veneers can be used for discolouration, chipped teeth, misaligned or worn teeth. The results are very natural since it is based on a mold of your own teeth and mouth, so it is highly personalized. These can be done in a couple of visits, so you can have nice teeth pretty quickly. Occasionally, teeth may not respond well enough to whitening in which case, veneers are the answer. Porcelain veneers are strong and are better when it comes to resisting staining.
4. Dental Crowns
A dental crown is also referred to as a cap. These are used to protect a tooth in need. If a tooth is slightly damaged, a crown helps to preserve it. So, if you have a cracked tooth or tooth decay, a custom-made cap will encase the tooth and protect it.
You need to visit the dentist regularly and listen to their advice, or the advice of the hygienist. You can have a healthy set of teeth and gums if you follow advice on good oral care, however, if you do have a problem, it can be helped using various techniques. Perhaps you favour one over another, so speak to your dentist, as they will work closely with you to make sure you are well-looked after.