There are many reasons why a patient might visit their dentist Welwyn Garden City, but it isn’t widely known just how many options there are when it comes to the treatments. If someone is experiencing discomfort with their teeth and mouth or the loss of a tooth at the most inopportune time, there is no discussion on whether or not their first call should be to a dental practice. If that same person, however, was simply unhappy with their smile, constantly comparing their smile to others and wishing for ways to change it, would their first call also be to that same dental practice? The answer is: it should be.
There is a whole side to dentistry, known as cosmetic dentistry, dedicated to improving a patient’s smile and happiness alongside it. For most dental practices, cosmetic treatments run alongside the average tooth extraction and root canal therapy, but many patients are unaware of it. From teeth whitening to covering up gaps in the teeth, whatever is making a person self-conscious can often be fixed.
Misaligned teeth are often a dental problem that can be hard to deal with, especially if a patient did not have the opportunity to receive braces as a child as many others did. For adults, however, braces are often not preferred when working day to day, which is why the clear aligner alternative known as Invisalign proves to be an option for everyone self-conscious about getting their straight smiles. Invisalign works by adding pressure to the teeth through the use of clear aligners, which can be custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth snuggly. Each aligner should be swapped out at certain intervals, allowing the process to continue without a trip back to the dental practice each time.
Stains on teeth are normal and can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from old age to eating and drinking dark-coloured fruits. Most stains are superficial, but there are some that are more difficult to remove with over-the-counter whitening products. With a teeth whitening treatment, a patient can lighten the shades of their teeth within the comfort of their home or the controlled environment of a dental clinic.
Missing teeth can be a traumatic experience for anyone, especially when a person has become so used to having a full set of teeth. Battling the physical and mental effects can be a lot easier with the aid of dental implants, which are metal screws installed into the jaw before an artificial crown is placed on top. The artificial crown is made to match the surrounding teeth, offering the patient a completely natural look.
No matter how big or small the problem with a tooth is, the effects can be equally as upsetting. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that can be moulded on top of a tooth in a controlled manner, allowing a practitioner to correct the same, hide a chip and remove gaps in the teeth. The restoration that comes with the veneer results allows for a completely natural makeover as the porcelain will match the colour of the surrounding teeth. A patient can have either one or all their teeth improved, depending on the finishing result they desire.