Updated on January 23, 2018
If you want a healthy and gorgeous smile, you might need some work done on your mouth to get there. Over time, the foods we eat add stains to our teeth. We also suffer from poor hygiene practices (like forgetting to floss). Here are the top procedures dentists perform each year to help us get over these problems.
Composite fillings are part of the most common dental procedure today outside of teeth cleanings, but some people opt for white fillings. White fillings aren’t as noticeable as the darker metal fillings.
Bleaching stains off of teeth helps renew the vibrant smile of old, and eliminates stains and discoloration. Results are fast and whitening lasts a long time.
Porcelain veneers allow a dentist to change the look of a smile completely, using small touches of porcelain to add a more aesthetically pleasing look to the teeth. Dental veneers are custom made, so each patient needs to be fitted for them individually.
Crowns cap a damaged tooth and strengthen it. Today’s crowns utilize all porcelain, so they are very durable far more attractive than they used to be. They are also more comfortable than they were even a few decades ago.
A small mouth piece helps subtly adjust the teeth for a healthy smile over time. Results typically take about a year to complete, so they are far more efficient than braces. Straight teeth helps gum and jaw bone health too.
The skin around the gums can be altered to improve a smile’s appearance. Gums tend to recede with age or disease, so rearranging the tissue can restore a great smile to its former luster.
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