Many factors can affect the appearance of our natural smiles. Our teeth are subject to a lot in our modern daily lives – from our diet to bruxism caused by stress. Everything that we put our smiles through affects their appearance, and while we all desire a perfectly straight, white smile, we are not always blessed with one by nature.
Having a smile that you are proud to show off can boost self-esteem and give you that confident edge. Modern dentistry offers numerous cosmetic treatments to solve issues, from dull, stained teeth to broken, chipped or crooked teeth.
Burwell Dentist Clinic in Newmarket offers a wide range of treatments to improve your smile, provided by a highly-experienced team who love nothing more than making smile dreams come true.
In a study carried out for national smile month, it was found that 66% of adults have visible plaque build-up. Plaque is one of the causes of teeth appearing yellow or stained. This can be avoided by maintaining a good dental hygiene routine – brushing after meals and flossing regularly. Another cause of stains on the teeth is our diet. Dark coloured drinks such as tea and coffee can cause surface stains on the teeth, as can habits such as smoking.
Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is a simple and effective way of brightening and lightening stained teeth. A tooth tray is custom made to fit your teeth perfectly, then a bleaching agent is applied to the tooth tray and left to lift the discolouration, leaving you with a natural, white smile. This can be carried out at home or in the dental practice, depending on which option you choose.
If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your teeth then a good option for you could be the application of a porcelain veneer. The procedure for applying a porcelain veneer is a simple one. The veneer is sized to fit your tooth and then is bonded onto the existing tooth to improve its appearance.
Whilst one veneer can improve the look of a single problem tooth, a full set can also be used to create a natural looking, beautiful smile makeover.