There are a number of options available in the new millennium that can help replacing, whitening and straightening bad teeth. Thanks to these options, it doesn't really matter with what you were born with or have developed over the years; these options can actually help you to get that million dollar smile which you thought was the sole right of all those models and actors.
Dental bridges, dental implants and dental veneers are some of the options that can help you to beautify and enhance your smile and eventually your self-esteem. In most of these procedures, the doctor may check the suitability of the candidate since the surrounding teeth and gums need to be healthy and strong. Melbourne cosmetic dentists like Healthy Smiles will be more than happy to assess that for you.
Dental Implants are not a new thing. The basic function of these implants is to replace lost teeth by jawbone disease or canes. These can also be used to keep the dental plates in position. Any one at any age can use them as long as they have strong gums and jawbones to hold them together. Dental implants have a lot of benefits over the regular dentures. For one, they are a lot more stable and don't fall off while eating or talking, which is a common phenomenon with the dentures. These dental implants are a God sent for kids who have damaged their adult teeth in accidents. They can be fixed well into the mouth and are hardly noticeable.
Dental veneers and crowns are generally made of porcelain and are an integral part of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain crowns are nothing but caps that are fitted on teeth that are discoloured, chipped or stained. They form a sheath on the entire tooth and are quite long lasting. Crowns made of porcelain are preferred more than the other types of crowns as their colour and texture bears a strong resemblance to the real teeth. Most porcelain crowns last for about ten years, after which they need to be replaced or even retouched. Porcelain crowns are a good investment as they can be repaired with ease and are resilient. You can get these dental crowns in a couple of sittings depending on the number of teeth that need to be covered.
The primary function of dental veneers is to homogenize the teeth colour and restructure the teeth. Normally, you don't get individual dental veneers but an entire set. Since they almost have the same function and are designed for similar kind of dental purposes, you can choose between crowns and dental veneers. Nevertheless, porcelain or dental veneers are for those people who have chipped or worn teeth, jagged teeth, teeth stained by nicotine or coffee or even crooked teeth. The durability of porcelain veneers is as good as crowns and they need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.
Sometimes, the absence of a couple of teeth can impact the functionality and the appearance of your smile. Besides the cosmetic impact, the missing teeth can even cause problems like speech impediments, shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and also affect the bite or the occlusion. It can also increase the chances of developing tooth decay and subsequently the dreaded periodontal disease.
However, all these problems can be avoided by using dental bridges. The basic function of dental bridges is the replacement of the missing teeth. Resin-bonded bridges, cantilever bridges and conventional fixed bridges are some of the different types of fixed dental bridges that can be used.
In the cantilever and the conventional dental bridges, the teeth that surround the missing tooth are reshaped. These reshaped teeth are then covered with crowns. A pontic or an artificial tooth is then fixed and attached to these shaped teeth.
Fixing resin bonded dental bridges is relatively a simpler affair as compared to the conventional bridges. These bridges find more use in the replacement of the front teeth. They are used in cases where there are little or no dental fillings in the surrounding teeth and the patient has healthy gums.
All these procedures help in fixing all the dental faults and making your smile more beautiful. However, to ensure that these structures last long, it is important that you maintain a good oral hygiene and strictly adhere to the instructions given by Melbourne dentists in Blackburn like us.
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