Dentistry is a skill that is both acquired and taught; a skill that can change someone’s life. Being blessed with such a skill, I have made it my mission to change as many lives as possible. This is why I began participating in volunteer dental missions seven years ago. After my first dental mission to…
Options to Enhance Your Smile
There are plenty of reasons to smile. Not only does smiling help boost your immune system by releasing hormones, but smiling is also contagious. When you smile, people around you will smile. So spread joy with a good smile! Having a healthy smile will also boost your appearance and self-confidence to the world around you.
For those who are looking to enhance their smile, there are plenty of dentistry and cosmetic fixes to help get your smile to where you want it to be! The market for a new smile is vast and growing. Advanced technology has allowed patients to achieve the perfect smile without needing surgery or touching a dental drill. Technology has allowed dentists solutions both large and small for fixing a worn smile into a new one.
Smile enhancing options
Teeth whitening is a popular option when attempting to enhance one’s smile. There are plenty of at-home remedies and solutions that can help aid in whitening your teeth. In-office and dentistry related options are always available. Teeth whitening helps restore a smile that is yellow or stained into fresh, pearly whites. Teeth whitening is effective and generally light on the wallet, warranting its popularity within cosmetic dentistry.
Crowns and veneers
Crowns and veneers are both popular fixes to enhance one's smile. A crown is a popular restoration procedure done on someone who has discolored or poorly shaped teeth. It makes your tooth stronger as well as improving its appearance. A crown is used to attach bridges, also protecting surrounding teeth from breakage, all while restoring an already broken tooth.
Veneers are described as thin shells, crafted from tooth-colored material. Veneers cover the front side of teeth and blend in to look natural.
Bonding, like veneers, can help restore the natural look of your teeth. Bonding is a process where the dentist attaches, or bonds, materials directly to your tooth. The result fuses your natural tooth enamel with new material to create a solidified structure that feels and looks great while masked between your natural enamel.
Implants, inlays and onlays
Implants, inlays and onlays are popular restoration methods to replace missing teeth. Dental implants often require surgery and are placed in the upper or lower jaw to function as a steady anchor for the replacement teeth. These implants are often made of titanium or other similar materials that are designed to hold restorations like crowns or bridges. For this reason, implants are a popular long-term option for restoring and enhancing one’s smile.
Inlays and onlays do not require surgery and fit inside the top edges of a tooth to provide a fill for anyone with mild or moderate decay or fractures to their teeth. They are also popular long-term options as they too are made of hard-wearing material durable to last up to thirty years with proper care.
Routine oral maintenance
As obvious as it sounds, brushing and flossing can enhance a healthy smile as well as maintaining a healthy mouth. There are plenty of kinds of toothpaste and other oral-cleaning products such as mouthwash and rinses. These can help enhance anyone’s smile when used in addition to their regular oral health routine. Annual dental visits are also crucial for examinations and helping you decide which option above is best for enhancing your smile.
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