How can you improve your smile? We asked a Farnham dentist at Time Dental to see what he thought.
“Improving your smile can mean many things to different people. My first questions to the patient would be “what are you unhappy about your smile and what do you feel needs to change to make you feel confident smiling?” The answers I get from these questions vary greatly”
This is because everyone is different which means each smile is individual. There is never one treatment plan that fits all.
If discolouration is the main thing that bothers you about your smile, then teeth whitening is a very effective and simple way to improve it. As long as the product has been provided by a dentist, the teeth whitening procedure is legal and safe to do. Teeth whitening involves using a specially made whitening tray that holds the gel which is then placed into the mouth. Over time the shade of teeth is improved to give a fresh natural appearance of a brighter smile. It’s important to have your teeth assessed by a dentist first to ensure you are suitable for teeth whitening.
If your teeth have worn edges or chips: composite bonding maybe the answer for you. Composite bonding is a great way of restoring your teeth and improving the edges of them . It lasts many years and is very tooth conservative. Meaning very little preparation is required on the teeth in order to restore them. It is often a very affordable option as well.
Another way to improve your smile is to veneer them. Veneers are porcelain restorations that are bonded to the teeth which makes them very strong. They are perfect for improving colour, shape, length and position of your teeth. Preparation of teeth is required but this is kept to a minimum to help give long term strength.
If you have gaps or your teeth are crooked, then adult orthodontics might be the option for you. Teeth straightening is a fantastic way of improving your smile and can be completed in as little as 6 months. There are different options available which can include clear aligners or fixed braces.
If your are interested in improving your smile in the New Year then call your Farnham dentist at Time Dental on 01252 723 008 to see how we can help you.