A beautiful and charming smile is a precious social asset. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the respondents believed that people with flawed smiles are perceived as less attractive (37%) and less confident (25%). But what to do if you have cosmetic facial defects that ruin your smile? Don’t worry; cosmetic dentistry can fix all your smile problems. No matter how flawed your smile is, cosmetic dentistry can help you get a rockstar smile in no time! Continue reading if you would like to know more about dental smile makeovers.
If I Have Really Bad Teeth, What Are My Options?
No matter how crooked your teeth are, your cosmetic dentist will fix them so you can enjoy the smile of your dreams. How is it done? Through a cosmetic smile makeover. According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a cosmetic smile makeover involves various cosmetic and restorative dental procedures aimed at restoring your oral health while maximizing your facial esthetics and smile. The different types of cosmetic procedures involved in an extreme makeover depend on individual patient needs. However, some of the following are commonly performed procedures:
What Is The Best Way To Whiten Your Teeth?
The most effective and safest way to get rid of your teeth stains is professional teeth whitening. No doubt, the at-home use whitening formulas can also help you remove your teeth stains, but they will not be as effective – often requiring multiple whitening settings to achieve the same results that you can get in a single professional whitening appointment. This is because the professional teeth whitening formulas contain a higher concentration of bleaching agents that can remove teeth stains more efficiently. “But wouldn’t it make professional whitening more harmful to our teeth and gums?” the answer is that despite their higher concentration, professional formulas are safe, as long as the whitening procedure is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist.
Does Teeth Whitening Work On Fillings?
While teeth whitening offers fantastic results on natural teeth, it is ineffective on teeth with fillings, crowns, and veneers. The reason is that bleaching agents remove teeth stains by chemically dissolving the discolourations from the porous surface of the teeth. Our teeth are designed by nature in a way that facilitates stain removal. On the other hand, the bleaching agents cannot act on the dental fillings as they have a different chemical composition than natural teeth.
However, if you have stains on your dental fillings, no need to worry. Before whitening your natural teeth, your dentist will remove your old fillings and replace them with fresh ones. Afterwards, they will whiten your natural teeth to match the shade of your new fillings. In this way, both your natural and restored teeth will have the same shade and colour once your treatment is complete, and you will be the owner of a pearly white smile.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
There are two main types of teeth whitening. One is done at home, using different whitening formulas, strips, or toothpaste. If you go to your nearest supermarket, you will numerous such products, each claiming to be safe and effective. Unfortunately, not all of them are safe for your teeth and gums. Some of these products may contain significantly higher concentrations of bleaching agents or other chemicals that may harm your teeth. So, it is always advisable to buy at-home whitening formulas that contain the seal of approval of the ADA or your local dental regulatory authority.
Another type of teeth whitening is done professionally by a dentist. As long as a qualified and experienced dentist whitens your teeth, the procedure is absolutely safe and does not carry any health risks.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix An Overbite?
Although the most effective method to fix an overbite is orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign aligners, cosmetic dentists can now fix dental overbites using more conservative methods. For example, your dentist may use porcelain veneers or crowns to fix a certain degree of overbite. More complex overbite problems may require orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery.
What Are The Best And Safe Methods Of Tooth Whitening?
When it comes to the best and the safest teeth whitening option, professional teeth whitening should be your first choice. However, if you prefer whitening your teeth at home, you should only go for whitening brands approved by dentists or your dental regulatory authority.
Do Celebrities Get Their Teeth Capped?
Of course! While some reality tv celebrities may be born with Hollywood smiles, others have to rely on their cosmetic dentists to get rid of their cosmetic flaws. Many of the reality television celebrities or Hollywood stars undergo cosmetics dental procedures like porcelain crowns, veneers, or lumineers to appear charming and attractive on-screen!
Can You Have Veneers On Bad Teeth?
Dental veneers can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental problems. If you have a crooked, chipped, or fractured tooth, your dentist will fix it esthetically and structurally by placing a veneer over it. However, if that tooth is grossly damaged, your dentist may have to place a filling over it first or perform a root canal treatment before veneering to prevent the chances of an infection.
Do Veneers Damage Your Real Teeth?
To veneer a tooth, your dentist will remove a very thin layer of your tooth’s outer enamel – to create space for their attachment. However, there is no need to worry; this will not harm your teeth, as only a thin layer of the tooth will be removed. If there is insufficient tooth structure remaining, your dentist will first restore the tooth with a filling and then place a veneer over it so that you don’t have any problems or complications later on.
At Bushey Dental, we believe that an attractive smile is not just for celebrities. That is why use cutting-edge dental technology and contemporary cosmetic procedures to give our esteemed patients the smile of their dreams. No matter what your cosmetic issue is or how old you are, we can fix your smile. So, book a virtual consultation with us today to discuss your extreme makeover options.