A person’s smile can make or break their confidence. If the teeth are in good condition and are white and uniform, then a person can feel good about how they look. If this is not the case, and they suffer from issues such as cracked, chipped, yellow, misaligned or missing teeth, then their self-confidence can plummet. Fortunately, there are many solutions to these kinds of issues that can give a person a new lease of life. These solutions include treatments such as veneers in London, teeth whitening and braces.
Many people choose veneers as a means of getting the smile that they have always wanted. This is a treatment that involves applying pieces of porcelain to the teeth as a way of covering up flaws. Flaws that can be resolved with veneers include cracked, chipped or misshapen teeth and those that feature gaps.
Getting veneers is a simple process. After an introductory chat with the dentist to ascertain that the patient is a suitable candidate for this treatment, the teeth are prepared for the application of veneers. This is done by etching the enamel of the teeth to create a surface that is favourable for veneers.
The dentist then takes impressions of the newly etched teeth in order to have an exact record of their size and shape for the creation of the veneers. The patient is given temporary covers while they wait for their tailor-made veneers to be made.
The second visit involves the application of the new veneers. They are bonded to the teeth as a permanent fixture that lasts for many years with good care. After that, it is simply a case of taking good care of oral health in general to keep the teeth and the veneers in good condition.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to get a fabulous smile. The patient visits the dentist to have impressions taken of their teeth. These are used to create trays that match the teeth exactly. These trays are then worn at night alongside a special whitening agent until the treatment has produced the desired results.
Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is the only way to improve your smile safely and with great results. Home kits that can be bought online or in shops may damage the teeth and are largely ineffective.
It used to be that if a person wanted to get their teeth straightened, the only option for treatment was traditional braces with wires and brackets that had to be worn for a year or two at least. Today, modern treatments such as Invisalign allow the patient to get the smile they deserve in a manner that is very discreet and within a very short period of time.
Rather than years, clear braces often deliver results in a matter of months. Because they are removable, the patient can continue to enjoy all their favourite foods and still get straight teeth. However, it is worth mentioning that these braces should be worn for most of every day, around 22 hours, if the best possible results are to be achieved.