People get so used to their teeth, sleepily brushing them every morning and night. But being used to the teeth and feeling happy with them, aren’t the same thing. People may feel slightly disheartened when they face their teeth, or unknowingly smile with their mouth closed in photos. Luckily, it is in their power to do something about improving their smile. After a trip to the cosmetic dentist in Barnsley, they may go from a quick glance in at their reflection, to hours spent grinning in the mirror.
Types of treatment to suit types of teeth
A range of treatments can be found at the cosmetic dentist in Barnsley, in dental practices such as PDC Dental. During the consultation, the dentist will check out the gums, mouth and teeth, and be able to recommend what treatment their patient is suited to.
Cosmetic dentistry branches across a range of treatment that improves the aesthetic appearance of the teeth or gums, some examples include:
- Dental implants: used to fill unsightly gaps in the mouth, by drilling a titanium screw into the jawbone. This acts at the root of the new tooth, which is usually a crown made to match the rest of the teeth;
- Invisalign: if the teeth are misaligned, people can opt for Invisalign braces, which straighten the teeth through using custom made clear aligners to gently nudge the teeth into the correct position. It’s a good solution for teens and adults who want to subtly straighten the teeth and avoid traditional ‘train-track’ braces;
- Veneers: porcelain veneers are a good option for those who suffer from annoying little aliments, such as the odd miscoloured tooth or little gaps in the teeth. They are bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers are a quick fix to those who want to cover their imperfections and boost their confidence;
- White fillings: white filling material can be used in place of metal fillings. There are many shades that match the colour of the teeth and mould onto the tooth.
Other treatments include tooth whitening and smile makeovers. Anyone interested in this type of dentistry are advised is to research the cosmetic dentist in Barnsley to find out more about the different options.