Cosmetic procedures are not only for appearances

Modern-day dental clinics are now known to offer a vast range of options available for patients to make their smile more aligned to that which they would desire to have.

Patients do not need to settle for a smile that doesn’t look how they imagine it to be. Not only does cosmetic dentistry give a patient more confidence in their smile, it is also beneficial to ensure that their teeth are in optimal health so that their oral health which is linked to their overall health and wellbeing is the best it can be.

There are many categories under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry and an open and candid discussion about a patient’s oral goals with a dentist in Mackaywill allow both patient and dentist to come up with a treatment plan that is designed specifically for them.

What are some of the procedures that can be done?

Every person’s teeth are different and a dentist will need to examine their patient and discuss with them their habits and lifestyle in order to develop a treatment that will fit in with their choices whilst providing the treatment that they need.

It is quite common for people to have cramped teeth, even teeth that cross over or overlap one another. As youths, there may have been an option to wear traditional braces in order to rectify an incorrect bite whilst straightening the teeth at the same time.

There are many reasons as to why this didn’t occur, cost to the family, unwilling teenager or even that the teeth were not presenting too severe a problem at the time to justify the possible years of treatment.

Thankfully, braces are not only available to teenagers. There are many discrete versions available today that both adults and youths alike can use to straighten their teeth and, if so desired, correct their abnormal bites.

Veneers are another popular choice for people who have crooked or misshapen teeth, gaps between their teeth, discoloured teeth, or even for weak, chipped or cracked teeth.

A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is applied over the teeth and not only does it present a picture perfect smile with minimally invasive techniques, it also promotes resistance from stains whilst strengthening and protecting the existing tooth.

What about people who have a gummy smile? Can anything be done about this?

close shot of woman's teeth

Gum reshaping is fast becoming a popular choice for people who have a gummy smile and want to change it. The only difference between a person who has a gummy smile and a person who doesn’t is that there is excess gum tissue covering a perfectly normal sized tooth.

By removing the excess gum by means of a laser in a precise and artistic way, dentists are able to uncover beautiful teeth and produce a wholly different, yet equally beautiful smile.

By reducing the amount of gum tissue that is exposed, this can also benefit gum health and make for less concerns for the patient in the future.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.



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