If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, speak to your cosmetic dentist Sydney about improving how your smile looks. There are many factors that can affect your smile, including crooked, missing, gapped and broken teeth, bite disorders, yellow or discoloured teeth, and receding gums or a gummy smile. These issues can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem and stop you from smiling as much as you would like to.

Smiling is very important for good health and well-being. It releases serotonin, which relaxes the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and blood pressure. Smiling releases endorphins, reducing pain, and has even been found to boost the immune system; this means that if you do not smile as often or suppress your smile, you could experience increased stress, high blood pressure, anxiety and even depression. This can affect your health and well-being.

Speak to a cosmetic dentist who can assess your teeth and create a tailored treatment plan for you. Your cosmetic dentist will examine the health of your teeth and gums, making sure there are no signs of cavities, tooth decay or gum disease. They will assess the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and consider your concerns and put together a cosmetic treatment plan for you.

Smile makeovers

If you are suffering from multiple dental aesthetic issues, the best way to approach this is through a smile makeover. A smile makeover can consist of multiple treatments carried out one after the other or at the same time where possible. Alternatively, a smile makeover can be done using porcelain veneers to disguise the imperfections affecting the appearance of your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to decide on the right option.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent method of transforming all the aesthetic issues affecting your teeth, as they are thin shells that can be attached directly to the front surface of your teeth so that any imperfections remain hidden underneath. They can be used to improve the shade of your teeth. There are two types of stains that affect the shade of your teeth; these are extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains can be addressed by teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening

You can speak to your cosmetic dentist about both in-clinic and at-home teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide as bleaching agents to break down stain molecules on the teeth and reveal the white enamel underneath.

If you have avoided dental checkups for many years and the stains on your teeth have become stubborn, then teeth whitening may not be able to achieve the results you are looking for. In this case, porcelain veneers would be a good solution. Patients troubled by intrinsic stains can use porcelain veneers since intrinsic stains cannot be removed by teeth whitening. Veneers cover up the stains completely, and your teeth will be a beautiful shade of white to your liking.

Straighter, symmetrical teeth

Veneers can also change the shape and size of misshapen teeth; this can create a more beautiful and symmetrical smile. If you have crooked teeth, speak to your cosmetic dentist about teeth straightening and improving the alignment of your teeth and follow it with veneers for a complete smile makeover. Teeth straightening can be carried out in many different ways, and your cosmetic dentist will be able to choose the right option for you. Cosmetic teeth straightening does not take long; if you have minor misalignments, then they can be corrected within as little as six months. On the other hand, more complex cases may take 12 to 18 months. By straightening your teeth, you can enjoy better dental health. Veneers also work to protect your natural teeth, and with good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, you can achieve excellent aesthetic results and protect your teeth for the next 10 to 20 years. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.


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