Damaged teeth can cause pain and discomfort making it difficult to deal with all aspects of daily life and if the teeth are chipped, discolored or misshapen, they can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem.
Teeth are hugely important for everybody, so making sure that they look and feel great is vital for most people.
If your teeth are stopping you from stepping in front of the camera and attending social events with your friends, it might be time to consider undergoing dental treatment to drastically improve your smile.
What are the treatment options available?
There are several different dentistry techniques that can be used to enhance your smile leaving you loving you teeth.
If you have little or no teeth, or your natural teeth are extremely damaged, getting dental implants could be the best solution. Titanium implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Artificial teeth are then attached creating a perfectly straight and bright white smile.
Dental crowns can be used to hide cracks in the teeth. The crowns are fitted over your natural teeth and are indistinguishable from your own.
If you are struggling with misshapen teeth and gaps, dental veneers can be applied to the teeth. Veneers are a thin shell that is attached to the front of each tooth. They provide a natural looking smile.
Teeth whitening is a fantastic option if you have well shaped, healthy teeth, but have some visible stains and discoloration. A bleaching agent is applied to the teeth that is then activated by a blue light. This treatment removes stains and brightens teeth.
If your teeth are in good condition but are crooked or contain gaps, orthodontics is the best treatment for you. The teeth are straightened over a period of time by using wire to straighten and pull the teeth together. Once completed, you will be left with a straighter smile.
Bonding is a good treatment for people that have cracks and chips in their teeth. A bonding material is used to fill in these cracks and the results are immediate.
How do I decide which treatment is best for me?
When deciding on a dental procedure, you need to take into consideration the condition of your natural teeth and determine the kind of results you would like to achieve.
If you have teeth that are in really bad condition and want long lasting results, treatments such as veneers and implants will be better suited to your needs.
No dental procedures are guaranteed to provide permanent results, however, some treatments will last significantly longer than others. If properly looked after, dental implants can last for up to 20 years.
You also need to decide how soon you would like to see these results. For example, treatments such as dental implants and orthodontics are completed in stages over several weeks or months. If you are looking to achieve results relatively quickly, teeth whitening, dental crowns, veneers and bonding might be better for you.
If you are unsure on which treatment will provide you with your dream smile, you may want to meet with a dentist and have a consultation to discuss your options before committing to a specific procedure.
Book a consultation
To book a consultation with Dr. Back, call Sarasota Smile Design now on (941) 927-5411.