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Cosmetic Dentistry: 8 Ways to Get a Hollywood Smile
Almost no one is born with a Hollywood smile. However, anyone can achieve one of these dazzling grins with the help of modern cosmetic dentistry . Worn down, crooked, chipped, and discoloured teeth can be transformed through a variety of dental procedures offered by your dentist. You will no longer feel self-conscious about your smile. Instead, you will be looking for any excuse to show off your brand-new teeth!
Here are some different dental treatments that can transform the look of your smile:
1. Dental veneers
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are adhered over your natural teeth to mask minor imperfections. They are tooth-coloured and custom-made for a perfect, undetectable fit. Unevenly shaped teeth, worn enamel, gaps, chips, and cracks are easily hidden from sight. Veneers also cover up discoloured teeth and help achieve a perfectly aligned smile.
Although a popular cosmetic procedure, veneers can also strengthen weakened teeth. Veneers are durable and, as a result, can prevent the need for further treatment. They typically last for 15 to 20 years.
2. Crowns and caps
Crowns and caps are mainly used to reinforce an existing tooth that has been damaged. A tooth that is broken, fractured, or decayed is no longer strong enough on its own, hence the need for a crown or cap. Porcelain crowns are particularly durable and can effectively restore your mouth's function.
However, dental crowns also have aesthetic advantages. They can correct a crooked smile and hide a discoloured or deformed tooth. Additionally, porcelain crowns offer a natural appearance to blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.
3. Dental bridges
If you have lost a tooth, you should consider a dental bridge. Dental bridges bind a replacement tooth between two neighbouring, existing teeth. It can be used for one or more missing teeth as long as there are healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This dental apparatus is custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly.
In addition to restoring a full and healthy smile, free of missing teeth, dental bridges provide structural benefits. A dental bridge can keep your facial features from sagging or changing because of the absence of teeth. It also prevents your remaining teeth from shifting due to the gap in your mouth.
4. Dental bonding
Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure typically completed in a single visit to your dentist. It quickly corrects uneven teeth, gaps, chips, fractures, and other minor damage. After a short appointment, your smile will be significantly straighter and more symmetrical.
During a dental bonding procedure, a small amount of tooth-coloured composite resin is added to the tooth. It is then sculpted and contoured to fit your tooth perfectly. The colour is also adjusted to blend in with the rest of your smile.
5. Tooth recontouring
Tooth recontouring is a good option for anyone seeking to adjust the length of their teeth to create a level, symmetrical smile. During the procedure, the teeth are lightly reshaped to become more level. Any uneven edges are corrected, and corners that appear too square are rounded. By smoothening the sharp edges of crooked teeth, your smile will look remarkably straighter.
Dental implants are a modern alternative to dentures and bridges. After you lose a tooth, it’s important to do something to prevent further complications that come about as a result. In this case, many dentists will recommend dental implants to restore the function of the mouth and its appearance.
Depending on how many teeth are missing, there are multiple kinds of implants available. You may only need a single prosthesis (crown) to replace one missing tooth. Alternatively, a partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces two or more teeth. There is also an “All on 4”, which replaces a full set of upper and/or lower teeth.
Furthermore, dental implants provide the perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics. They blend with your remaining teeth to create a dazzling smile.
7. Clear aligners
Crooked and misaligned teeth can take a toll on your smile and confidence. Fortunately, there are several highly effective methods of straightening your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are a popular teeth-straightening device because they are highly discreet. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable. No one will know that you’re in the process of correcting misaligned teeth unless you tell them!
Aligners slowly shift your teeth into the right place using a series of custom trays. Every two weeks or so, you are given a new aligner that gradually straightens your teeth.
8. Teeth whitening
Correcting your crooked or damaged teeth is only half the battle. If you really want a Hollywood smile, you also need to address discolouration. A bright, white, and sparkling smile is possible with the help of professional whitening treatments.
Coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco products stain teeth, which has a devastating impact on the quality of your smile. Removing these yellow stains can instantly transform your smile and boost your confidence.
However, you should be cautious of over-the-counter whitening products. They are terrible for the natural enamel that protects and coats your teeth. Many also include hydrogen peroxide, which pierces through the enamel, causing tooth sensitivity.
The best, most effective, and safest whitening methods come from your dentist. At Bloor West Smiles, we offer custom-made whitening trays that you can use safely in your home.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Toronto With Bloor West Smiles
It’s time to improve your smile! Dr. Kostirko at Bloor West Smiles in Toronto has over 20 years of cosmetic dentistry experience. With his expertise, any kind of worn down, crooked, and discoloured teeth can be rejuvenated and transformed. You will finally be able to smile and laugh with confidence.
Whether you have lost a tooth or are simply hoping to brighten your smile, the dental professionals at Bloor West Smiles can help. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, and orthodontics.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Toronto, call Bloor West Smiles at 647-371-1407 or contact us here.
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