Cosmetic dental problems may not be as serious as problems such as gum disease, crowded teeth or tooth decay, but they can cause a lot of emotional distress.
All fields of medicine recognise the link between inner happiness and general health and that’s why getting cosmetic dental problems treated is so important. Having the confidence to smile will make you feel better every day, whether it’s in social situations or professional situations, a smile can be key to a happier, healthier you.
So, here’s how cosmetic dentistry can solve 5 common cosmetic dental problems.
1. Dark, Stained Teeth
This is a very common cosmetic problem. Age, as well as lifestyle factors like smoking and diet, contribute to the darkening and staining of our teeth. We all want a gleaming white smile and with teeth whitening it’s possible. Whether you opt for an in-chair or an at-home treatment, most people can make their teeth several shades lighter and remove stains.
For those with serious staining, porcelain veneers can be used to give you a natural looking, but significantly brighter smile.
2. Chipped, Broken Teeth
Dental trauma is the most common cause of chipped and broken teeth and no matter how small the chip is, it can make people feel uncomfortable when they smile. Luckily, composite bonding veneers or dental crowns can fix this issue by providing a natural replacement for the missing sections of tooth.
Fixing chipped or broken teeth is also important in maintaining the structure of your mouth and in strengthening teeth so that a chip doesn’t lead to a lost tooth. Cerec crowns and inlays also allow you to fix the issue in just one visit.
3. Missing Teeth
With modern dentistry techniques, no one needs to have a gappy smile. Missing teeth are a health as well as an aesthetic issue as other teeth may tilt over and become more difficult to clean or forced to bear the brunt of the missing tooth, which can lead to a whole litany of problems. Bridges are the most cost effective way of replacing a missing tooth but if you want a permanent solution that functions as a natural tooth you should consider dental implants.
They are a more expensive option but they’ll provide you with a excellent substitute and they don’t require any special maintenance. A dental implant will also help to protect your remaining teeth meaning you only have to pay for one implant now instead of a number of implants at a later date.
All on 4 implants are the perfect tooth replacement option for those that have very few teeth left that are in a hopeless condition or you have full dentures that are constantly moving or falling down.
4. Misshapen Teeth
Not everyone was blessed with perfectly-shaped teeth. Some people have a mix of rounded, sharp, big and small teeth which can make them feel very uncomfortable when smiling for photographs. If you want to be able to flash your smile at every opportunity, you should consider opting for veneers or crowns on your misshapen teeth.
Your dentist will be able to create a veneer or crown treatment that will create the uniformity in your teeth that you need to allow those pearly whites to shine. Uniformity in your teeth will also make activities like chewing a lot more comfortable.
5. Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are an unsightly and outdated form of treatment for dental decay. Older people are the most likely to have received this type of treatment but it can be reversed. There are several reasons to have amalgam fillings removed, but the primarily reason is because 50% of an amalgam filling is made with mercury, which is then combined with tin, copper and silver. Long-term exposure to these potentially toxic substances can lead to a range of health issues. When this exposure is combined with chewing gum, or grinding your teeth, it can multiple harmful side effects.
Dr Olstein can remove the silvery coloured amalgam filling and replace it with a white, natural looking composite filling. Not only will your smile look more natural, you’ll no longer to exposed to potentially toxic metals.
If you suffer from any of the above problems don’t delay in getting them treated. You’ll be amazed at how different you feel after a cosmetic dentistry procedure. You won’t have to hide your teeth in photos, or mumble through your words because you don’t want anyone to see your teeth. Many of the problems mentioned above influence your dental health and function, as well as the appearance of your smile.
So, shake off the shackles of a bad smile and contact Dr George Olstein about a cosmetic dental procedure today.