Bad teeth can have a significant effect on your overall lifestyle. You’ll find that aside from the ability to eat, chew, and speak, dental issues affect your appearance and consequently, your psychological outlook and professional life. Cosmetic dentistry can repair all the problems with your teeth, gums, and facial structure. You’ll look and feel more attractive. As a result, you’ll regain lost confidence levels and achieve more success in your career and personal life. Check with the expert cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jennifer Silver, and she’ll give you the right recommendations that can turn your life around. Here are some of the treatments she may suggest.
Whitening Your Teeth
Smoking, drinking excessive tea and coffee, or taking certain medications can stain and discolor your teeth. You may also notice that the enamel seems to take on a yellowish or brown coloring after you eat certain foods. These items may include soy sauce, Balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, sodas, and red wine among others. Cosmetic dentistry can help by bleaching so that your smile regains its original appeal. Depending on the condition of the teeth, your doctor can opt to do an in-clinic procedure over one or two sittings. Alternatively, you’ll receive customized dental trays along with a special strength solution of hydrogen peroxide. With the directions of the dentist, you can do the teeth whitening at home. Once the problem is reversed, you can maintain the effects of the treatment by regular brushing and flossing. And, avoiding the discoloring agents.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Implants
Inserting dental implants to replace missing teeth is one of the many different types of cosmetic dentistry. Getting implants is possibly the best and permanent solution to a gaping smile. Your dentist will begin by inserting a titanium screw that fuses with the jawbone. Once the bone grows around the screw, your doctor will place an abutment that fits on the screw on one end. The other end of the fixture appears out of the gum. When you’re ready, you’ll have a crown placed on the abutment. The dentist will make sure that the color matches your natural teeth entirely. Keep in mind that these procedures are typically time-consuming and may need you to come in for multiple sittings. However, they are also a long-lasting solution.
Correcting the Alignment of the Teeth with Braces or Invisalign
If you have dental issues like uneven, crowded, or crooked teeth, your dentist may suggest that you go for braces. Incorrect positioning of the jaw or an irregular bite may also need this type of cosmetic dentistry. Any person including adults and children can get the procedure. Typically, braces are brackets made out of plastic, metal, or ceramic which are attached to the teeth. With the help of wires passed through the brackets, the braces gently nudge the teeth back into shape. Each time you come in for a sitting, the dentist tightens the braces and you may notice some amount of discomfort. In recent times, dentists have developed the new Invisalign system. Not only are the braces transparent and not noticeable, but they also cause less discomfort. You’ll need fewer trips to the dentist and replacing the trays can be done at home.
Correcting Minor Dental issues with Bonding
Bonding is a type of dental procedure that is convenient for dealing with minor issues like chips, cracks, and small spaces between the teeth. If you have only a minor discoloration, your dentist may choose to correct it with the help of bonding. Made out of composite resin or plastic, the material used in these procedures bonds with the tooth and repairs the flaws within a short time. Dental surgeons also use the resin to replace fillings since it can be easily shaped to align the teeth and give your smile a perfect appearance. You may also find that this dental treatment is low cost and can be done within a short time.
Correcting Minor Dental issues with Veneers
If you would prefer a longer-lasting cosmetic dentistry procedure that is better than bonding, veneers would be your choice. Made of plastic or porcelain, veneers are shell-like structures that can cover the visible portion of your teeth. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a laboratory. Once the veneer arrives at the clinic, you’ll come in for a sitting where the doctor sets it in place. The neighboring teeth may need some buffing but once the veneer sets, it gives you better results and appearance than bonding. Of course, as with all dental treatments, you’ll want to check for veneer prices before making a final choice.
Repairing Dental Issues with Crowns
Of the many cosmetic dental procedures available today, attaching crowns on the tooth is the most efficient. Your doctor may recommend getting a crown for a range of problems like repairing a worn out, discolored, or broken tooth. Covering a dental implant or a large filling with a crown is another common treatment. Typically, crowns are made out of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or resin. Depending on the kind of crown you’ve opted for, the dentist may create the crown at the clinic or send a digital impression to the lab. As long as you maintain good dental hygiene, crowns can last you a long while. As for this cosmetic dentistry cost, the charges may also vary according to the number of sittings you need. For instance, if you’re getting the cap after say, a root canal procedure, you’ll need more appointments.
Cosmetic Dentistry Covers a Range of Procedures to Improve Your Looks
If you’re looking to repair the appearance of your teeth and regain confidence, make sure to rely on the expertise of a professional dentist. Sign up for a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Silver at Southcentre in Calgary. The doctor will examine your dental structure and make recommendations that will turn your life around.
Call us at this number: (403) 278-1415 or fill the form on our Contact Us page. Add your contact information and query and we’ll get back to you with responses. Get in touch with us and we’ll introduce you to that attractive personality hidden inside away. You!
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.