You have to say it; discoloured teeth can be a real turn-off, especially if you are meeting someone for the first time and in today’s world of fabulous cosmetic dentistry, there is no excuse for it- frankly it’s lazy. If your teeth have suffered over time badly, you may need to go for something like veneers or cosmetic bonding to repair your smile. However, if it is just a case that your teeth are okay and have just lost a little sparkle, teeth whitening is the way ahead for you. There are loads of ways you can go about this, the best being a visit to your dentist. You can have your teeth whitened in no time at all via a laser; one hour, a few blasts and your teeth will look beautiful; the dentist can also set you up with specialised kits to give you amazing results. But you may have noticed that you can also go it alone and buy products from a chemist or supermarket- toothpastes, bleaching pens and kits that will get you good results as well. As a footnote though, always seek professional advice beforehand about anything that you do like this. If you live in Molesey, the town is served by Mulberry Dental Care of Surrey; prolific in all things dental, give them a call and they can help you with the decisions you make in this field.
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Dental veneers can really revolutionise a lost smile like know other treatment and they come in a couple of forms, resin or porcelain (or a derivative) and if they are treated respectfully, they should do you for a good many years. However, they aren’t indestructible and if you have an exuberant lifestyle, they may start to lose their sheen and even become yellowed, resin veneers especially, as they tend to be more porous. However, porcelain veneers should be more stabilised in their colour and resistant to natural staining. If they discolour and start to go yellow, there are three to four possible reasons for this. The first is that the veneer may have not been made properly in the first place, be it that they have been made from a cheaper material in the first place, or not glazed properly, which will allow them to discolour. The second reason is the type of products and tools that a dentist cleans your teeth with and again, this could seriously affect the glaze on the veneer. The third is your lifestyle: if you smoke a lot, and drink and eat foods that have high acidic staining qualities (coupled with a ‘flaky’ oral hygiene programme), they will start to become affected. The final example is rather bizarre: when fitted with your veneers. They are colour coded to the rest of your teeth. However, the rest of your teeth may become discoloured and if you have them whitened, chances are your veneers may look rather dull in comparison. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton Surrey serves the Molesey area and you can get all the advice you need on dental veneers.
One of the most fantastic ways of putting a smile back on your face in Kingston-upon-Thames, is to get some porcelain veneers fitted. One thing in life is certain, we’re all going to get old at some point, but there is know reason we shouldn’t get old gracefully and this applies to our teeth too. Over time, they will become discoloured, cracked or chipped. The gums may recede and gaps appear, but this is where veneers come into their own. In a simple procedure, all these problems are removed and your mouth is restored to a look that will change your whole life and give you an incredible youthful confidence in everything that you do. Once your dentist has got you ready and taken moulds of your mouth, the veneers are then made and simply cemented into position within a fortnight, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can opt for CEREC treatment and it’s all over with in a couple of hours! Longer lasting than other treatments (up to 15 years) and generally resistant to staining, they can even be laser bleached if needed. Porcelain is an extremely beautiful material that gives off a remarkable hue. Imagine having a mouthful of this and you’ll be beautiful too, and then, you’ll be fit to grace any red carpet, anywhere in the world…….let alone talk to you’re friends with confidence once more! SMILE!
A tooth veneer is the reverse of a veneer on a piece of furniture, with furniture it is a natural covering on a substandard wood, with a tooth veneer it is an artificial covering on a natural material. A Sunbury dentist says that veneers are used in cosmetic surgery to cover up a multitude of sins in the dental department. Misaligned teeth don`t look good, they distort a smile because we are conscious of it and how it appears to other people. A veneer can fix that problem quite easily, and indeed many people plump for a veneer to do just that. Chipped teeth can happen to anyone as the enamel on the teeth is quite brittle, as an alternative to losing the tooth and having a denture fitted, a veneer can easily fix that problem too. Discoloured teeth are probably the most common reason for a veneer, when the front of our teeth becomes discoloured it looks awful and a veneer can easily be fitted to replace the enamel that has been damaged. Veneers are made from Porcelain, which is used a lot in dentistry to make artificial teeth, and they are made specifically for individual teeth using digital photography which is scanned into a computer to assist the orthodontist in making them. They are fitted directly onto the tooth after it has been shave of enough enamel for a perfect fit, they can be replaced if they become damaged. The colour lasts around 10-15 years before they need replacing with another veneer.
A lifetime of eating and drinking can have a detrimental effect on your teeth. Food and drink contains colouring that over time penetrates the tooth enamel and makes the teeth lose their original colour. Certain substances are particularly bad for causing staining such as red wine and coffee. Tobacco is also very bad for causing discolouration of the teeth.
When the teeth are discoloured they can look very unattractive and it can also add years to your appearance. Yellow or discoloured teeth can therefore cause a great deal of emotional anxiety and self-esteem issues for many people. However, there are a number of ways you can improve the appearance of discoloured teeth. One of the most popular is a cosmetic procedure called teeth whitening.
This involves applying a gel containing hydrogen peroxide to the teeth in specially designed trays. The gel seeps into the tooth enamel and stains it white, returning the enamel to a more natural and healthy colour of white. Tooth whitening is more effective for some people than it is for others but in most cases it will produce noticeable results and in some cases can even whiten teeth by up to ten shades.
Molesey dentists offer teeth whitening as a standard procedure. This is in contrast to about ten years ago when tooth whitening was a relatively exclusive treatment that was very expensive. Greater demand and developments in technology over recent years have made tooth whitening more available and more affordable to the extent it is now considered a standard cosmetic treatment, such as a hair cut or nail appointment.
There is little or no risk involved with teeth whitening if carried out by a dentist. They can use the necessary safety equipment to protect the soft tissue areas of the mouth. The worst most patients experience is a slight feeling of sensitive teeth for a day or so after treatment.
When we think of the word `Cosmetic`, we tend to think in terms of face lifts and breast augmentation, says a Kingston upon Thames dentist. Not many of us think of it as being part of a dentist’s duty, these days though, cosmetic dentistry is just a routine procedure and one that can sometimes be carried out during a lunch break. Not all dentists specialise in this treatment, and that by the way that is exactly what it is; a treatment to fix a problem. That problem can be anything from a discoloured tooth to a cracked, chipped or misaligned one, don`t let the word cosmetic put you off as these problems are all too often fixed with a cosmetic treatment. Take a chipped, cracked or discoloured tooth alone, a veneer can be sculptured by a cosmetic dentist in less than 30 minutes using a method called CEREC. You can literally walk into an appointment with a damaged tooth, and walk out an hour later with a veneer, crown or inlay having been made to order, and then fitted to the tooth. With this method all the work is done in-house just for you, by a cosmetic dentist. If you had to have a tooth extracted and you wanted a permanent false tooth instead of a denture, then a cosmetic dentist would be your choice, the same goes for teeth whitening. With teeth whitening there are various methods you can get done on the High Street without a dentist in sight, but if you want a really professional job done, then a cosmetic dentist should be consulted.
Zoom teeth whitening is one of many treatments on the market that promises whiter teeth to make you look younger and healthier. The difference with Zoom is that it really delivers on this promise.
Zoom uses a special advanced power lamp and whitening gel to remove stains and discolouration from the surface of the tooth. The heat from the lamp activates the gel allowing for a much faster whitening treatment. Zoom teeth whitening will take less than an hour and can result in teeth that are up to ten shades whiter.
People choose to have teeth whitening to enhance the appearance of badly stained or discoloured teeth. Teeth that are yellowing or have patches can make you look much older than you are. This is because teeth naturally lose their colour as we age, so any premature discolouration will make you appear older. Teeth whitening treatments are one of the most affordable and popular cosmetic dentistry treatments used by thousands of people each week across the UK.
Your Sunbury dentist will be able to tell you how suitable your teeth are for whitening at an initial consultation. Although everyone can have teeth whitening performed, except patients with veneers, some teeth naturally respond better to treatment than others. But even a subtle difference in the colour of your teeth can make a vast difference to the appearance of your smile.
The effects of teeth whitening are usually visible shortly after the treatment is over, though for some it may take more than one appointment. Treatment from a dentist is very safe as they can use all the necessary safety equipment to protect the soft tissue of the mouth. This may not always be the case with certain home whitening treatments.
Zoom teeth whitening is a procedure used throughout the UK to lighten the colour of tooth enamel and restore the appearance of discoloured teeth. Teeth whitening has been used as a cosmetic procedure for many years but it is only recently with the advent of such treatments as Zoom that it has become more widely available and affordable to all.
Teeth can become discoloured for a number of reasons, including what we eat and drink. Substances like red wine, coffee and tobacco can increase the rate of discolouration and result in unpleasant stains. However, even without these substances, teeth will naturally discolour with age. The thinking behind teeth whitening is therefore that by having whiter teeth you will appear younger and healthier and with the stunning results now achievable this is definitely the case.
The Zoom treatment works by using a special lamp to accelerate the bleaching process. The concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel then penetrates the enamel bleaching any stained substances white and restoring the enamel to its original colour. Zoom treatments are carried out in Sunbury dentist’s surgeries as dentists are fully trained to use the necessary safety equipment, as in the wrong hands the concentrated gel can cause damage to the soft tissue on the mouth.
The treatment usually takes around an hour, depending on the condition of the teeth, and can produce stunning results up to ten shades whiter. Repeat treatments are advised for patients wishing to achieve the best results, or specially prepared, low-concentration trays are available to take home for a more dramatic effect. The treatments are perfectly safe if professionally carried out with only minimal discomfort being experienced by some patients, similar to sensitive teeth, for several hours after the application.
One of the most popular and widely available cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. This is a process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth by bleaching using specially formulated whitening gels.
Most teeth whitening procedures use a combination of in-surgery and pre-prepared take home treatments in custom-made trays. In both forms teeth are bleached using a peroxide-based gel that can be varied in strength for safer home whitening kits. Using gels with high compounds can have damaging effects on the soft tissue of the gums and lips and is only used with the necessary safety equipment by a dentist. It is possible to buy whitening kits from the internet but this practice is discouraged because of the dangers of highly concentrated whitening gels.
Teeth become discoloured for a variety of reasons. In some patients it is the result of medication or a medical condition. More commonly it is the result of various lifestyle choices such as drinking coffee and red wine or using tobacco products. It is also a fact of life that teeth lose their colour over time just as hair turns grey. Enamel becomes stained over the years and begins to turn a yellow or even a brown colour, depending on the patient. Whitening kits aim to bleach the discoloured enamel, returning it to its former, whiter colour making the patient look younger and healthier as a result.
It is possible to make teeth look up to ten shades whiter using whitening kits but this does vary from patient to patient. It is also true that some patients respond to treatment much faster than others. In some cases it will take several treatments to notice any discernable change in colour. If performed by a dentist there are few side effects to teeth whitening. Some patients report having slightly sensitive teeth for several days after treatment but this pain soon fades naturally. There are many different whitening systems on the market, each promising exceptional results but it is a good idea to discuss treatment with a Surbiton dentist to assess which product would be most suitable for your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can completely transform the appearance of broken, worn or discoloured teeth in as little as one afternoon. Veneers are enamel-like caps cemented over the top of existing teeth to restore the functionality and enhance the aesthetic appearance of damaged teeth.
Teeth can become damaged and broken for a number of reasons. Sporting injury is a common cause of chipped or cracked teeth that can ruin the appearance of an otherwise healthy smile. Broken teeth can also cause problems for the bite and inhibit eating and drinking. Some chips and fractures can be repaired using tooth-coloured dental bonding. However, this may not be sufficient for larger damage as dental bonding becomes fragile in large areas. In this case, to preserve the function of the tooth it may be necessary to cap it with a veneer. This will also protect the tooth from further damage. Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin with some being little thicker than a contact lens. This means that little preparation or enamel removal is needed before application.
For teeth that are badly discoloured either due to flourisis or staining, patients have a choice between teeth whitening procedures or porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening can be effective but usually for milder discolouration problems, and it can be more effective for some patients than for others. Porcelain veneers produce stunning results every time and have a longevity of treatment that cannot be matched by teeth whitening gels. Veneers may be more costly in the short-term but with a lifespan of up to twenty years they could be the most cost-efficient option for whiter teeth.
Porcelain veneers are now manufactured with the aid of the latest computer technology. 3D imaging and digital x-rays allow dentist to design perfect veneers on a computer. A computer-guided mill can then be used to sculpt veneers from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes per tooth. For patients with badly worn or uneven teeth it is now possible to have a new set of perfect porcelain veneers fitted in one afternoon.
If you are considering giving your smile a boost you may be able to get the results you want with the latest porcelain veneers from a Sunbury dentist. Make an appointment to discuss what porcelain veneers can do for your smile.