Have you always wanted a perfect smile? Are you embarrassed to smile because of what lurks behind your lips? Do people get the wrong impression of you because you don’t smile often? If yes was your answer to any of those questions, you have probably thought about getting some dental work done at the very least. Thousands of people each year visit their cosmetic dentist in Vancouver to have teeth imperfections corrected and their looks completely changed. For a lot of people this means newfound confidence and even a happier life! There are so many ways to change your smile and the methods used vary depending on the work that is required and your unique situation. The cosmetic dentistry industry has been booming and has needed to adapt to keep up with the current demand. I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing a lot less people with crooked teeth on the street. That seems like a pretty good indication that the dentists these days are doing a good job. Each of us has a different oral situation, but those of us with very dire situations should find comfort in the fact that dentists can completely change your smile and your life! Let’s take a look at what dentists can do for those of us with really bad teeth.
For patients with smiles that need a lot of work, your local dentist will probably refer to the overall procedure as a smile makeover. There are several ways in which your dentist may go about revamping your smile, but here are a few common methods:
A layer of material placed over a tooth to improve its aesthetic value, a dental veneer can also protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Veneers may be used to fix cracked, broken, discoloured, and misshapen teeth as well as fill in unsightly gaps. Veneers can be made out of either composite resin or porcelain. While resin veneers are cheaper, porcelain veneers look and feel more natural and are far more durable. Because of the versatile nature of veneers, they are often a cosmetic dentist’s number one weapon in enhancing smiles.
Tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance, crowns, when properly placed, fully encircle the entire visible portion of the remaining tooth structure that lies at and above the gum line. Crowns are used to protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay and may crack or may hold a cracked tooth together. Crowns can also be used to restore an already broken tooth, a tooth that has been severely worn down, to cover and support a tooth with a large filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover misshapen or discoulored teeth, to cover a dental implant, or to make a cosmetic modification. Crowns may be made out of stainless steel, metals, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin.
A dental bridge quite literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These supporting teeth are known as abutment teeth. A false tooth or false teeth are then placed in the middle and secured to the abutment teeth.
If you are serious about changing your smile, your look, and your life, visit your local cosmetic dentist and see how he or she can help!