There are a number of ways to improve colouration of teeth through home kits and whitening toothpaste, however, professional cosmetic dental services offer the best option when seeking a whiter smile.
Tooth whitening involves a professionals bleaching treatment that lightens the colour of the teeth and addresses discolouration that can be caused by drinking coffee or tea and smoking. During the process, a whitening product will be applied to your teeth by the dental team. This is done by inserting a specially made tray that fits into the mouth in the same way as a mouth guard. You will likely be given treatment to take home with you to continue the process over a period of weeks.
Gone are the days of limited brace and retainer options, now there are invisible options that can gradually straighten your teeth without the need of filling your mouth with pieces of uncomfortable metal.
Improving dental appearance
Fillings no longer have to be made out of the traditional silver-grey material, which many people dislike due to the clear distinction between them and the teeth. Now, dentists offer white fillings, which can be matched to the colour of the tooth and can also be used to cover marks on the teeth. Broken teeth can be fitted with a crown, that will cap the tooth and restore the appearance and strength. Crowns can be constructed from a variety of materials but are often made from porcelain.
Veneers are now a popular option when it comes to improving the overall look of the teeth and smile. This treatment consists of thin slices of porcelain that are made precisely to fit over the visible surface of the front teeth. These are considered a great and long lasting option for treating unsightly teeth, gaps between the teeth, discolouration and chips or cracks. These are fitted by removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth in order to lay the veneers flush, the veneers are then bonded to create a natural looking repair and form a strong tooth.