3 Ways to Get a Great Smile

Posted on: August 29, 2018


Most people would love to get a great smile. The way a person's teeth looks is one of the first things people notice about them, and it often leads to assumptions about them being made based on the condition of their teeth.

People with stained, damaged teeth are perceived as dirty and unsuccessful, while those with perfect-looking smiles are viewed as attractive and successful. It is no surprise that people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth often find themselves feeling self-conscious when they interact with others. This can have negative consequences on a person's personal and professional relationships. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that can be used to get a great smile.

Ways to get a great smile

1. Veneers

Thanks to veneers, it is now possible for anyone to have a perfect smile. These dental prosthetics are thin, wafer-like devices that cover the front of teeth. Their job is to hide all the imperfections on the teeth they cover.

Veneers can be used to deal with a variety of dental issues like gaps, misaligned teeth, stains, discoloration and deformed teeth. Veneers are typically made from materials like porcelain and ceramics, which are two highly stain-resistant materials. This makes it easier to keep teeth white after getting veneers.

During the procedure, the dentist removes a small portion of enamel to make way for the device. These help to prevent the teeth from appearing bulky. However, that makes veneers a permanent solution since the front of the tooth no longer has enamel protecting it once a person gets veneers. That tooth will always need to be protected with a dental prosthetic.

2. Implants

Implants are arguably the most efficient way to replace missing teeth. These devices look and function just like real teeth. They replace the part of the tooth that is visible above the gums and its natural teeth roots. This helps to prevent jawbone tissue loss while restoring the person's smile.

During the installation of implants, the dentist surgically inserts a metal screw or rod into the patient's jaw. This jaw is then allowed to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. The process, called osseointegration, can take up to 6 months. Finally, a crown is placed on top of the implant.

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