9/01/2011

Shape Up Your Smile without Braces

Living with anything less than beautiful, straight white teeth can be a source of great unhappiness, If you have crowded or crooked teeth that overlap, protrude, or recede in a haphazard fashion, this article will tell you how to achieve a new, gorgeous smile.

Although Orthodontics is most often the best way to correct crowded teeth, it is not the only way. Your Dentist in Preston can use a less expensive and less time-consuming method if the problem is not too serious. Although teeth may not be in perfect alignment, creating the illusion that they are may allow you to achieve your aesthetic goal.
Crowded or crooked teeth may require a combination of techniques. Your ideal treatment, for example my include orthodontics to preposition the teeth followed by bonding, veneers or crowns to improve the final cosmetic result. The choice of treatment ultimately depends upon your commitment of time and money, as well as your dental and aesthetic needs. Here is a list of few treatments available to you;


Solution 1 – Cosmetic Contouring
Cosmetic Contouring is a simple and painless reshaping procedure in which tooth structure is contoured with finely ground special diamonds, It is used to improve the appearance of the teeth by giving the illusion of alignment and uniformity.
Although its simplicity generally makes it the most preferred therapy, cosmetic contouring is not right for everyone, it is the best option if you have only slightly crowded teeth and you do not wish to have anaesthetic administered and obviously you prefer a relatively inexpensive and quick procedure.


Solution 2 – Dental Bonding
If your smile need a little something more and cosmetic contouring alone cannot shape up your smile, it can be combined with composite resin bonding to build out the fronts or backs of the teeth to fall in line with the neighbouring teeth. The result is an illusion of straightness that can be quite pleasing.

Tooth bonding technique offers several benefits for patients: It is quick, affordable, relatively painless and long lasting. It is a great alternative to more extensive and more expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments with porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns, and also the composite resin used in a cosmetic bonding procedure is very flexible, and expands or contracts with the natural tooth to prevent cracks and tooth loss.

Solution 3 – Porcelain Veneers
If you want to give your smile a whole new Look, porcelain Veneers are the ultimate choice. In many cases, tooth veneers can also provide reasonable compromise when you want to avoid orthodontic treatment. Crooked and crowded teeth laminated with porcelain veneers will usually give the result of a polished, natural looking smile.
Cosmetic tooth veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of a tooth. This procedure requires little anaesthesia, and can be the perfect choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed to camouflage discoloured teeth or change the appearance of teeth. The veneers are bonded to the teeth with very strong resin cement and generally veneers can last for many years, and the technique has shown outstanding longevity when properly performed.

Solution 4 – Dental Crowns
If you are looking for a dramatic result, crowns are another way to correct the problem of crowded teeth. Although they may be more costly and time-consuming than most of the previous options, they can produce a more striking change and may be a preferable alternative, particularly when teeth are damaged or receding at extreme angles from the root structure.

When you have decided that crowns are the right choice for your crooked teeth, it’s wise to spend a little extra money for a wax-up or trial smile. This will allow you to see the intended result before your natural teeth are prepared. You can make a serious mistake by crowning crooked teeth and thinking they will look terrific. You may not be happy with the result since the final crowns may be much thinner than your own teeth. In such cases, you will not only have lost the money spent on crowns, but you will probably end up undergoing the treatment you should have gotten in the first place – Orthodontics

Crowns have limited use for crowded and crooked teeth because the orientation of the teeth to be crowned must be aligned with the surrounding teeth. If they aren’t, the crowns won’t be able to compensate for the difference. In other words, the same problem that existed with the natural teeth may also exist with the crowns.

Start your Smile Makeover full mouth rejuvenation as soon as possible. Get started today with your free cosmetic consultation from Cosmetic Dentists in Preston Discover how Dental Implant Dentists have completely overhauled smiles throughout the Preston area with full mouth rejuvenation procedures.