There are many dental treatments available to whiten, straighten and perfect your smile. With countless common causes for stained teeth - including tea and coffee - teeth whitening or other solutions to a pristine smile are common procedures. If you have damaged the enamel on your teeth and are noticing stains that won't shift crowns or veneers can help you. If the enamel on your teeth is sound, but you can't shift the stains teeth whitening can help you.
Everyone wants to have white, shining teeth and no matter how hard you try to get them (or keep them) pristinely white it can be hard If your teeth are discoloured or stained by smoking, drinking red wine, tea or coffee. Teeth whitening can be the solution if you can't seem to shift the stains.
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The treatment takes between sixty and ninety minutes. A bleaching agent is applied and this is then activated by blue light. This procedure is safe and effective.
Crowns, or caps, are tooth-shaped covers that are used to cover any badly damaged or decayed teeth. There are numerous options for crowns, from porcelain fused to metal (PFM), ceramic or all metal (gold alloy, other alloys, or a base-metal alloy). If you are looking for something stronger for your back teeth, PFM or all-metal are recommended over ceramic crowns. Crowns can be used aesthetically to restore a fractured tooth, cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth. They can also be used to reconstruct or protect your teeth, for example, they can cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment, protect possible fracturing of a weak tooth or restore a fractured tooth.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth and is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the new, false tooth. Basically, bridges use crowns for restoration, but this can only be done by using two or more units. Bridges can help with the following problems:
Veneers are often used to treating chipped or discoloured teeth and can give you a striking smile. This is achieved by bonding the veneers, thin shell, to the front parts of teeth. Aesthetically, veneers can help teeth with the following problems:
This procedure is known as the alternative to braces, and the best part is that it is virtually invisible. With the use of advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign creates a full treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to your goal. You will be given a series of aligners which you switch out every two weeks or so, depending on your specific needs. This procedure is great for teens and also adults, as crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean and healthy. The best part about this treatment is that no one will know you are straightening your teeth.