Making the perfect smile

02B50547A beautiful smile can light up a whole room and make a person’s day. Your smile is also usually the first thing that people notice about you so if you are self-conscious about smile or would just like to improve what you have naturally, there are numerous cosmetic dental procedures that can leave you with a smile to die for.

Below are a few different procedures that can help beautify your teeth and therefore your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening: this is a simple, non-invasive treatment that brings back the whiteness and brightness to your teeth. Treatments for teeth whitening are quick with noticeable results after the first treatment. It’s important that your teeth aren’t whitened too much as they will look too bright and unnatural, so it’s important that you seek professional treatment.

2. Porcelain Dental Veneers: If you have worn, discoloured, chipped, crowded or gappy teeth, they can be corrected with porcelain dental veneers. This procedure consists of accurately fitted porcelain veneers that are very versatile. They are very strong and are bonded to your teeth and are natural in appearance.

3. Porcelain Crowns: these are used to restore the enamel layer on both the front and back teeth that are broken or weakened teeth due to oversized fillings or root canal treatments or fractures and can also be used where teeth are worn, discoloured, rotated, poorly shaped, or cracked. Porcelain Crowns can be used to correct discolouration, worn teeth, broken teeth, a large cavity, spaced teeth, and crowded teeth.

4. Gum Lifts: this procedure is used to remove excess growth of gum tissue. The gum line is adjusted to improve the appearance of the gum, tooth and smile. This procedure can also be used for people who feel their teeth are too ‘short’. A gum lift will create increased tooth length.

It’s important that your teeth (and therefore smile) look as natural as possible, regardless of any and all procedures you have so it’s best to be as realistic as possible in regards to your expectations. Any procedure should be discussed in great length with your cosmetic dentist so that he or she can advise you on what to expect and how many treatments you will need.

It is also imperative that you pay attention to all after-care instructions that your cosmetic dentist gives you – the last thing you want is to go home and undo all the terrific work you’ve just had done!