A better smile: What’s in it for you?
The phrase “a better smile” is a pretty subjective one. While many people are happy with the smiles they are born with, others wish they could make improvements. So, what could make your smile better?
A smile can be improved in several ways, including its appearance, function and health. If you are interested in enhancing any of these aspects of your smile, please read on to learn more about how the cosmetic dental treatment options available at our Lethbridge dental clinic could give you a better smile.
Why is it important to love your smile?
If you feel self conscious about your smile, you may be more inclined to hide it. While concealing your smile or avoiding smiling altogether may be easy way to sidestep any issues you have with your teeth, it can deprive you of more than it may seem on the surface.
That’s because the act of smiling can influence how you feel about yourself, and how others feel about you. A smile is one of the first things people notice, and a sincere one can increase your likability and boost your mood.
What kinds of problems can cosmetic dental treatment address?
- The effects of time: The foods you eat, some medications, oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay, and injuries can all impact the appearance and health of your smile.
- Mechanical wear: Human teeth are very strong. They have to be in order to bite, chew and grind our food. But if they are exposed to excessive forces such as those created by teeth grinding or jaw clenching the protective enamel can be damaged and the teeth can wear down, become loose or break.
- Chemical wear: Acidic food and drinks, or medical issues like acid reflux disease or bulimia can also damage your tooth’s enamel causing tooth wear.
- Genetics: Some people are born with crooked, misshapen or deformed teeth. Any of these conditions can impact the appearance and health of your smile.
Restore, repair or improve your smile
Today we have a wide variety of treatment options that can resolve a number of dental problems. For example:
- Dental veneers can be used to cover discoloured teeth, repair chipped or cracked teeth, and change the shape of teeth
- Dental bonding is used to cover up flaws and repair chips and cracks
- Teeth whitening can brighten teeth that have become discoloured
- Dental crowns are used to restore and protect teeth that have been weakened by damage or decay.
- Dental implants and dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. These treatments can help to resolve both cosmetic and functional issues.
- Orthodontic treatment can straighten crooked teeth, correcting alignment issues as well as improving aesthetics
If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dental treatment, please schedule a consultation