Cosmetic Dental Procedures to Makeover Your Smile

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A radiant smile is sure to always give a great first impression when you meet new people. But if you are dealing with dental defects such as cracked or missing teeth, chances are you will start becoming self-conscious about your smile. Luckily, you do not have to go through your life being shy about people judging your teeth. There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures you could consider that would help you restore your teeth and subsequently give you a smile you would constantly want to show off. Here are some of the cosmetic dental procedures you can contemplate to makeover your smile.

Eliminate gaps in your teeth using dental retainers

One of the more conventional treatments used to align teeth is metal braces. Since they force the teeth back into formation, these braces have also been used to eliminate gaps in teeth. Not many people realise that you may not actually need to have these metal braces installed if your teeth are not actually crooked.

If all you are dealing with is uneven spaces between your straight teeth, then you may want to consider a treatment less intrusive. Dental retainers are an alternative way of closing gaps in between your teeth. Commonly used to eliminate diastemas (the space between two front teeth) they can also be used to close other gaps between your teeth.

Replace knocked out teeth

Losing a tooth can be quite traumatic. Since most people do not take the time to try to salvage the tooth and have it re-implanted, they end up going through the rest of their life with a gap in their mouth. Gaps are not simply unsightly. If you have more than one missing tooth, you may find that your jawbone starts becoming affected by the gaps. Gradual bone loss in the jaw can happen and eventually your facial structure may end up being adversely affected. Rather than ignore these missing teeth, you should consider dental implants.

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace your teeth as naturally as possible. The cosmetic dentist will implant it right into your jawbone, which in turn will ensure that the jaw keeps being stimulated. This will prevent any undue bone loss. Additionally, dental implants do not interfere with your healthy teeth as other tooth replacement options would such as dental bridges. Therefore, not only do you get natural looking teeth, but you also preserve your current teeth.


28 September 2016

Teeth And Tears: Dental Dramas Of A School Nurse

I have worked as a school nurse for decades. Children come to me with all sorts of scrapes and bumps and bruises. Black eyes from playing football, sprained wrists from falling off the monkey bars and stomachaches from too many sweets are common complaints. However, the issue that seems to cause the greatest angst is tooth problems. Sometimes a child will have a second tooth knocked out when playing sport and parents arrive in tears. At other times, children come to my office crying because their friends are teasing them about teeth that are discoloured or stick out. I take an active interest in the latest dental news so that I can give parents and children comfort and advice. I have included some of my collected wisdom on these pages. Perhaps this information can help you understand some options when faced with a dental problem. Thank you for reading.