When patients have events looming in the diary for which they would like to put their best foot (or smile) forward, it is possible that they may wish to find out about how to achieve a brighter smile. It is now becoming increasingly commonplace that people are interested in cosmetic dentistry treatments for the purpose of enjoyment or self-care. Whatever has caused consideration about creating a smile which is more aesthetically pleasing then the next step is finding a dentist Coorparoo who can meet these requirements.
So, what can be done to begin the journey to a future smile?
Cosmetic dentistry is a reasonably modern term in the world of dentistry. Traditionally patients would have only attended the dentist in Coorparoo to undergo necessary treatment. Of course, this is still a very important aspect of dentistry, and this is something which is still very much catered for. ‘Cosmetic dentistry’ then is a term which refers to non-essential forms of treatment such as whitening which can be used to enhance the appearance of a smile.
What kind of treatments are considered to be cosmetic?
Both teeth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella. Alongside these falls orthodontics (braces) to help straighten the teeth to create greater alignment and to address problems which may be present relating to bite.
Teeth whitening is a simple yet effective treatment which can provide a good solution to issues such as staining or discolouration. Staining can be caused by several factors. Habitual smoking and dietary preferences can contribute to this, or it is possible for discolouration to be caused by certain medical conditions. The cause of the discolouration can have an impact on the effectiveness of teeth whitening. This is just one reason why whenever patients are considering any form of dental treatment, they should have a discussion about it with a qualified dentist.
There are in practice and also at home options for teeth whitening. Both utilise a tray, which is placed over the teeth in a similar fashion to a sports mouthguard, and a bleaching agent which is inserted into the tray to then make contact with the teeth. The dentist Coorparoo QLD will be more than happy to discuss which option may be most suited to the needs at hand.
These can be utilised to address a wide variety of issues. From discolouration to a chipped tooth, mild misalignment to misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers could be a reasonable option to consider. In order to have veneers fitted, a thin layer of enamel is filed off of the relevant tooth or teeth. This creates a roughened surface which is helpful in the process of bonding the veneer to the tooth through the use of an adhesive. Veneers can be applied to any number of teeth by the dentist in Coorparoo Brisbane.
Braces are an orthodontic treatment which can help to correct crowding, crookedness and or problems with a patient’s bite. Metal brackets are fitted to the teeth which a wire is clipped onto. As time passes the wire is adjusted to gradually move the teeth from one position to another.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.