A number of people with low self esteem are found to have difficulties with their smile. This may be due to missing or crooked teeth. Sometimes a person will hide their mouth when speaking or smiling. Other people believe they would just look much better with straight teeth. An orthodontist London will be happy to discuss your concerns and outline the choices available to you to improve your smile.
The latest technology means that issues with the placement of teeth can be rectified quite easily. Unlike the braces that used to be worn, a selection of braces are offered made of clear or tooth coloured material so that they are almost invisible. Precise measurements are made by taking images of your teeth and calculating exactly where a brace should be fitted. Frequent adjustments are made but the end result is a much improved smile.
Most braces are almost unnoticeable these days as they are made to be tooth coloured or clear. A range of different types of braces are available. Some are fixed and others are removable. It is sometimes necessary to have a combination of braces during the treatment process to re-align your teeth. A special type of brace to wear in the evenings, or during the night, is offered if back teeth need to be moved or retained in their existing position whilst other repositioning is underway.
There are other reasons to have treatment from an orthodontist. Problems with your bite where teeth do not meet properly can often be corrected. In some cases it may be necessary to consider surgery if the problem is severe.
Crowding or the incorrect alignment of teeth can cause problems when cleaning your teeth. It is difficult to properly clean the teeth and gums in this case leading to gum disease and decay. Treatment provided by an orthodontist should alleviate these problems.
Adjustments to the position of the teeth and jaw is often quicker to achieve in a young person but is still just as effective in adults. As long as the gums and teeth are healthy, this type of treatment can be very successful.
At the start of your visit to an orthodontist London your details will be recorded including your wishes for change. An examination is performed to determine the type of treatment required and a plan will be prepared. The plan is discussed with you and if you are happy with it you will need to attend a number of sessions to make the various adjustments during the process. There are often evening appointments available so that you do not have to interrupt you working day.
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As with any dental treatment, the first step when you are planning to have veneers fitted is to go for an initial consultation with the dentist so that they understand what your needs and concerns are. At this consultation the dentist will explain the procedure and give you some indication of cost.
Next, the teeth have to be made ready for the veneers to be fitted. In order to do this the dentist has to use a local anaesthetic first to numb the teeth and gums. After this, a special dental implement called a burr has to be used to remove a small part of each tooth. The front part of the tooth is shaved off and the amount removed is equal to the thickness of the veneer.
Now it is time to make a mould of the teeth so that the veneers can be specially made. A mould is taken using special dental putty on the teeth and the impression is sent to a dental laboratory where it is used to make an accurate model of your teeth. This allows the laboratory to make veneers that fit your teeth exactly, a process that lasts three weeks.
Some but not all dentists give you the opportunity to have temporary veneers fitted while you are waiting for the specially made ones to be made as it protects the newly prepared teeth. When the veneers come back from the laboratory you will need to go back to the dentist to have them permanently fitted. To see how they look, the dentist may just sit them on the teeth before fixing them permanently. Adjustments can then be made before fixing them.
Before the veneers are permanently fixed to the teeth using dental cement, the teeth are cleaned and the surface roughened up slightly to give a better surface for the cement to be fixed to. The veneers are cemented to the teeth and a special light is shined onto them. This helps to activate the cement so that the adhesion is permanent. To complete the process, the excess cement is trimmed away and the veneers are polished.
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Dentists these days offer much more to help improve smiles than fillings and extractions. Cosmetic dentistry is now as popular as ever and if you would like to give your smile a boost then there are plenty of options available. From fairly quick treatments like tooth whitening to the more advanced teeth straightening treatments there are solutions to practically every dental problem.
First, let’s assume that the teeth are decay free and aligned properly. A procedure that can be done at your local dental office is teeth whitening. This is where the gum tissue is isolated from the teeth and then a whitening material, usually a gel, is applied to the teeth. This material sits on the teeth for a specific amount of time. Sometimes an ultra violet light is used depending on the material used and the brand of whitening. This teeth whitening procedure gives great results in a short time period.
If you require something a bit more advanced than tooth whitening your dentist will be able to advise the best course of treatment. For teeth that are chipped or have become discoloured they may well recommend a veneer. Veneers are a permanent treatment; they usually cover the front part of the affected tooth and as a result make a real difference to a smile as soon as they are applied.
To cover a larger part of a tooth that is decayed a crown can be used. Crowns are different to veneers in that they cover the whole of the tooth. They are shaped and coloured to match the teeth they are to be applied to and can be colour matched as well so you are not left with one really bright tooth that stands out next to all of your teeth.
If the tooth is badly broken or decayed and cannot be saved, a dental implant can be used as a replacement after the bad tooth has been removed. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone after the extraction of the bad tooth. Following a healing time of six to twelve months, a dental crown is then attached to the titanium screw. These implants are a great option to replace missing teeth because they are of course extremely cosmetic but also because they are very functional with chewing considering the other option to replace a missing tooth could be a removable appliance.
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