Studies over the last few years have revealed that up to 61% of Brits are unhappy with their smiles. From crooked teeth to staining, there are many reasons to feel self conscious about your smile, but it doesn’t have to be like this. If all you really want for Chiristmas is teeth you can be proud of, please read on to find out how to get a better smile and how soon you can get started on your journey to a happier you.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Improve Your Smile
There are many ways in which we can improve your smile, but in this blog we are going to focus on our most popular cosmetic dental treatments, so you can find out more about these treatments and if they might be suitable for you. From dental implants that replace missing teeth, to invisible braces to realign your smile and whitening treatments to give you back your sparkle, here are just a few of the ways in which we can help you to get a better smile.
Implants provide a durable, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, boosting confidence and restoring the ability to eat and smile naturally. The procedure involves placing a titanium screw in the jawbone, serving as a root for a false tooth like a crown or denture. There are two types: full dental implants, replacing all or most teeth, and partial dental implants, replacing a few missing teeth. The choice depends on your individual needs and requires a consultation with our experienced dental team. Find out more about why dental implants are the best way to restore missing teeth and get a better smile.
If you’re not sure whether implants are the best option for you, read our blog which provides a comprehensive comparison between implants and dental veneers, detailing their uses, the treatment procedures, and potential suitability for patients. Whilst implants are a popular method for replacing missing teeth caused by accidents, gum disease, or decay they may not be suitable for heavy smokers, drinkers, or those with active gum disease due to the increased infection risk.
On the other hand, dental veneers can be an effective solution for cosmetic dental issues like crooked, misshapen, or discoloured teeth. They also help with eating, speaking, and bite problems. Veneers involve placing a composite or porcelain shell over the natural tooth, a process completed in a few appointments and generally suitable for most patients with good overall health and sufficient tooth enamel.
Dental implants: how long do they take and how soon can you get started?
Dental implant treatment can take anything from a few months to over a year, depending on the type of implants you have and the overall health of your teeth. With proper care though, they can last a lifetime, making them one of the best investments you can make in your smile. To book your initial consultation and get started on treatment, please click here to book an appointment.
If you’re considering having your teeth straightened, you’ve probably come across Invisalign.
This revolutionary system of clear aligners gradually adjusts teeth into the desired position and offers a discreet and comfortable solution to traditional braces. This treatment can boost your self-esteem, and allow you to smile more confidently, by correcting misaligned teeth without the noticeable presence of metal braces.
It’s also worth noting that Invisalign doesn't restrict eating and drinking habits, and can potentially prevent future health problems related to misaligned teeth. Please read our blog to find out how your life can change with Invisalign teeth straightening treatment.
If you’re not sure whether this is the right treatment, check out these 5 reasons why Invisalign braces might be suitable for you.
Invisalign: how long does it take and how soon can you get started?
As Invisalign can correct a wide range of dental misalignments, treatment times can vary. Anything from 3 months to 18 months is to be expected, depending on the severity of the issue and whether you have had any previous straightening treatment. The great thing is, though, that you don’t have to wait to get started. Simply book your initial consultation to make sure you are suitable for treatment and we’ll get you started on your journey to a better smile.
3. Whitening Treatments
One of the quickest routes to a better smile is teeth whitening. You can choose from at-home whitening kits that we tailor make for you to wear at night and which gradually whiten your teeth over a period of weeks, or in-practice whitening that either tops up your at home efforts or provides a fast way to whiten teeth in just one appointment. If you’re not sure which treatment is right for you, take a look at some of most popular teeth whitening blogs below:
- Why we recommend take-home teeth whitening.
- The lowdown on Zoom teeth whitening.
- Top ten questions on Enlighten teeth whitening answered.
Teeth whitening: how long does it take and how soon can you get started?
If whiter teeth are all you can think about, don’t put it off any longer. Treatment can be completed in as little as an hour if you choose an in-practice treatment or several weeks if you choose to do your whitening at home. Both treatments can be started as soon as you are ready, so book your initial consultation today to find out which whitening treatment is best for you.
As with all of our cosmetic dental treatments, an initial consultation is required to talk through your options and determine whether you are suitable for treatment. Not all treatments are suitable for everyone, it all depends on the health of your teeth, mouth and gums, your age and any previous treatments you might have had, but all of this can be easily discussed at your consultation, where we’ll be happy to chat about alternative ways to help you get a better smile.