It only takes seconds to make a first impression, whether it’s for work or play. Your teeth are a major contributing factor to what people think of you. People view whiter, straighter, more uniform teeth as healthy and beautiful.
If you feel self-conscious because your teeth are less-than-perfect, you’re not alone. Over the years, teeth are bound to have some normal wear and tear. Light staining, a chip, or a cavity here and there are normal. Perhaps you’ve had an accident and broken or lost a tooth or two.
No matter what the issue is, there is a cosmetic dentist that may help your teeth make an amazing first impression.
When you look your best, you feel more confident. Confidence is a trait that most people look for in a romantic partner, a leader, and a person they want to trust. It’s a trait that feels good and makes a positive impression on everyone you meet. And it’s one you can get from improving your smile.
Cavities are preventable, however, 96% of Canadians have them as a result of eating sugary, highly acidic foods. A cavity can form on the surface, on the root, or recurring around a previous cavity. Subsequently, a filling is the best method to stop tooth decay in its tracks and prevent further damage.
After examining your mouth, your dentist will clean out the cavity with a drill (but don’t worry — it sounds a lot worse than it is.)
Once the cavity is clean, they need to fill it to stop bacteria from getting into it and causing further problems. There are a few materials that fill cavities:
The most common type of filling is a metal amalgam filling. It’s a durable material, which makes it a sound choice, particularly for molars. But since they don’t look very nice, some people opt for an alternative to metal fillings.
A composite resin filling is the colour of your natural teeth. It also offers a more secure fit and a seamless appearance. Composite resin bonds directly to the tooth, which provides reinforcement as it shields the tooth from future damage.
The perfect combination of strength and beauty. They can last five to ten years or even longer.
Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure for teeth because it looks totally natural. It’s also one of the more affordable cosmetic dental procedures available. Dental bonding are used to fix several problems that may arise:
- Too much space between teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Broken teeth
Your qualified dentist will do the procedure by applying a conditioning liquid to the surface of your teeth. This will make the surface rougher and will provide a better grip.
Next, they will apply the tooth-coloured bonding resin and mould it into the right shape. The goal is to make it look like your natural teeth — only better! When it looks right, your dentist will cure it with ultraviolet light to harden it and make it last. The last step is polishing the tooth, so it looks smooth and natural.
Your dentist will work, tooth by tooth until the job is complete. It typically lasts 3-10 years but may need a polish or two during that time.
The state of your teeth sends a message about how healthy and attractive you are. That’s why teeth whitening is such a common procedure. Your teeth can become stained from coffee, wine, medication, or it can simply happen over time.
While there are a number of home teeth whitening kits on the market, you’re unlikely to achieve a dramatic result like you would at the dentist. Depending on how stained your teeth are, it may be possible to whiten them by eight shades, but you would notice a difference after whitening only two or three shades.
Whitening your teeth professionally is safe, effective and may give you a smile that you’re proud to show off. It can last anywhere from six months to three years.
Dental Veneers are another option for improving your teeth. They are hard shells of porcelain or composite resin, similar to bonding. They are translucent, like teeth, and may provide a natural-looking solution to a range of dental issues:
- Cooked teeth
- Irregular size or shape
- Large spaces between teeth
Your dentist may complete the procedure in just one visit. Porcelain veneers are particularly resistant to stains so they could look gorgeous for 5-15 years, depending on how well you take care of them.
Who knows what kinds of opportunities will come your way when you have the confidence that comes from getting the bright, sparkling smile you’ve always wanted.
If you want to improve your smile and your overall appearance, contact Skyview Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at https://skyviewdental.ca/contact/ and book an appointment today!