Your teeth are one of the first things that people see when they meet you – on show when you smile, laugh and talk. Because of this, it’s understandable that many people look for ways to improve the appearance of their teeth, and boost their confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry is a series of treatments that focus on improving appearance, rather than oral health, and these types of treatments are becoming increasingly popular as time goes on. So, if you’re looking for ways to improve your appearance and gain back some self-confidence, take a look at the 5 top cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Oradent Dental Care, to fix a range of issues.
Many of us have slightly misaligned teeth, however, for others, this can result in misaligned bites, crooked or twisted teeth, or gaps between teeth that need closing. Teeth straightening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures on the market, with the most common being Invisalign treatment. Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible plastic teeth trays that are custom made to perfectly fit your mouth and move your teeth to their required position. With a treatment time that takes 50% less than traditional braces, a subtle, hard-to-spot appearance and an easy-to-use, convenient treatment plan, Invisalign has taken the dental world by storm and continues to rise in popularity to this day.
For a total smile makeover, an element that is often forgotten is whitening. Even with beautifully straight teeth, the discolouration can have a huge negative effect on your smile’s appearance. For a quick, convenient and high-impact change, give whitening a try. Your dentist can suggest in-practice or at-home options, with different courses available depending on your suitability. Whether you are hoping for piercing whites, or just a shade or two brighter, your dentist can help to take your teeth from an off-putting yellow to a beautiful pearl white in no time at all.
Brittle teeth or tooth trauma can result in broken teeth. For some, this takes the form of a small chip, but for others, it could be a large chunk out of multiple teeth. Luckily, there are multiple options available to help to fill breaks and strengthen the affected teeth. One popular option is crowns – artificial teeth tips applied to your current tooth. These are created to perfectly match your tooth shape, texture and colour, so it’ll leave your loved ones none-the-wiser and envious of your perfectly strong smile.
Whether it’s due to trauma, gum disease, or extraction, many people have missing teeth. It is, unfortunately, one of the most obvious tooth ailments and can leave the patient too self-conscious to smile, laugh or even talk. Aside from dentures, which are a short term solution with many cons, a person can opt for dental implants. An advanced and clever technology, dental implants are metal implants anchored into the mouth, with a custom made, artificial tooth attached. These implants are impossible to spot and will not only fill a gap but allow you to eat, drink and live your life as normal, with very little maintenance required.
A small treatment that makes a big difference is white fillings. If you can spot dark, unsightly metal fillings when you laugh and talk, opting for white fillings can erase that problem completely. Filling a tooth with white filler, matched to your natural tooth shade, you’ll be able to completely hide your fillings whilst keeping your teeth in top condition, protected from further damage.
Improving your smile can have a big impact on your confidence and self-esteem, and for many people, it can boost their mood and help them enjoy smiling again, with no embarrassment. If you’re interested in a cosmetic dental treatment, speak with your local Oradent Dental Care practice today. Our dedicated Treatment Coordinators will be able to talk you through the suitable options and help you to find the perfect option for you, as well as book you an appointment with one of our treatment specialists.