Recent surveys have shown that a bright and white smile can make someone appear younger and more attractive. With many people saying it is the first thing they notice when meeting a new person. It is that time of year again when the diary is filling up with all sorts of events, whether weddings, graduations and parties, ensure you have complete confidence in your smile with a cosmetic smile assessment.
Looking after your teeth and gums can not only improve other people’s perception of you but can also improve your confidence and your overall health and wellbeing. For those people who would like to completely rejuvenate their smile, a cosmetic smile assessment may be the treatment for you.
The dentist will complete a detailed assessment of your mouth and will come up with a treatment plan. This may involve replacing old restorations with new crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers and teeth whitening to help younger and brighter smile.
- Oral Hygiene
Prior to undergoing extensive dental treatment, it is necessary to ensure that you have a good oral hygiene routine in place to ensure that your teeth remain in tip top condition following treatment.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste, being sure to leave at least an hour after eating or drinking before you brush.
- Use interdental cleaning aids to brush the 40% of teeth that brushing alone misses. This could be floss, tape, interdental brushes or woodsticks. Interdental cleaning will ensure that you remove any food particles which may have become trapped between your teeth. If left these are broken down by the bacteria present in your mouth and can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and in the long-term tooth loss.
- Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten the natural colour of your teeth. Teeth whitening can help to improve staining caused by food, drink, smoking, medications and the general ageing process.Teeth whitening can either be completed in surgery or at home.
- In surgery teeth whitening
The dentist will apply a peroxide gel onto your teeth which will be activated by a blue light. Treatment normally takes 45 minutes and during this time the gel will be removed and reapplied several times. In surgery teeth whitening provides instant whitening results.
- At home teeth whitening
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to allow custom made whitening trays to be created. You will then be given gel to put into the trays whilst you are at home. This allows you to tailor treatment to fit your lifestyle. The dentist will also be able to offer different gel strengths depending on your lifestyle and the timescale available.
- In surgery teeth whitening
- Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to help improve your smile filling one or more gaps caused by missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures depending on the number of missing teeth. Dental implants are currently the closest possible restoration to your natural teeth and if cared for properly they should last for at least 10 years.
- Crowns, bridges and veneers
It is possible for the dentist to use crowns, bridges and veneers to fill gaps and improve the appearance of your teeth. This can be very effective in cases where teeth straightening would be ineffective. Crowns, bridges and veneers are also resistant to discolouration and staining, meaning they can help you to maintain your white smile for years to come.
- Teeth Straightening
Teeth straightening is no longer a treatment purely restricted to teenagers, with the wide range of different teeth straightening procedures now available there is a treatment suitable for all orthodontic problems. Treatments can improve the appearance and health of your teeth and with an increase in the treatments available it is possible to get great results fast, tailored to fit your lifestyle with a large range of removable and invisible appliances.
There are a number of different treatments available including Invisalign, Six Month Braces, Quick Straight Teeth, Social Six, Damon Braces, Lingual Braces and Inman Aligners. The dentist will be able to advise on the best treatment.
- Facial Aesthetics
Facial aesthetics can be used to give you a more useful and younger looking smile. Wrinkle reduction techniques can be used to smooth facial lines, improving the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, neck lines and other sins of ageing. The treatment is completely safe and can knock years off your smile.
Dermal fillers can also be used to help plump out your lips, cheeks and chin. They are also great at reducing the nose to mouth lines.
Your dentist will be able to put together a package of treatments to ensure that your smile makeover gives you the results you are looking for. The team at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre are ready and waiting to help you start your journey. Do not hesitate, call today on 01622 682029 and book an appointment.