Mention the dentist and most people think of the usual check-ups or treatments to deal with a nagging toothache. However, a modern dental practice can offer more than dental care for your teeth and gums.
Tackling teeth imperfections
Teeth imperfections come in many forms, including: stains, chips, cracks, and misalignments. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit onto the fronts of your teeth and in doing so can address all of these imperfections. Veneers can be customised according to shape, size and colour. For a complete smile makeover you can have a full set of veneers fitted.
Before your veneers can be fitted, you may need to have a thin layer of the outer coating of your teeth removed. This creates space for your veneers, as well as providing a slightly roughened surface to help with their attachment. A dental adhesive is then used to glue the veneers to your teeth. With good dental hygiene, porcelain veneers can last for over a decade.
Restoring a natural shine
Zoom whitening is a type of professional teeth whitening carried out in the dental chair. This can remove certain stains from your teeth and leave them several shades brighter. The treatment involves using a clinically safe amount of bleaching agent in the form of a whitening gel. A protective barrier is placed over your gums, the gel is applied to your teeth and then activated with a UV light. Whiter teeth can be achieved in just over an hour. The effects are temporary but can be prolonged with good dental hygiene.
Avoid a gummy smile
Excess gum can cover too much of your teeth, making them appear short and stubby. This is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. Gum contouring can alter the height of your gum line to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look. This is achieved using a range of techniques, from laser treatment to minor surgery on the gums.
Find out more
To find out which treatments can help you achieve the look you want, the best place to start is a consultation with a dentist.