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Sometimes our smiles suffer some blows from life and for some reasons, it does not look as radiant as it used to be. It may be because you have acquired a yellow tint or a defective growth of teeth, as well as plaque build-up or missing parts.
What to do in such cases? Is it possible to improve it?
Of course, there are different alternatives that can help you have an almost perfect smile. Each of these problems has a solution appropriate to its particularity. It is important to take action in the matter since it says: “the smile is your letter of presentation”.
Let’s start with the most obvious tips: brush your teeth 3 times a day, floss, and do a fluoride cleansing from time to time. These will help remove cavities and keep your teeth healthy. Problems in the denture begin when tartar builds up and as a result, the teeth become injured or the gums bleed.
Also, visit the dentist every 6 months to check your teeth and thoroughly clean them. All the disadvantages are minor if they are controlled in time. But, take note that a simple cavity can become an intense pain and a missing piece if we do not give the right attention to it.
However, if you do all that and still experience inconveniences in your smile, there are some things you can do to improve it.
For example, you can start by doing whitening. Although there are now many kinds of toothpaste that come with products that ensure teeth whitening, rarely visible results are achieved. It is best to go to a dental clinic and do it with a professional, as home treatments can provide adverse or unwanted results.
Another trick is to use dental veneers, which are thin sheets of composite or ceramic that adhere to the front of the tooth and can change both the shape and the color of it. The result is highly aesthetic. The treatment is very non-aggressive compared to crowns and is less invasive.
What is the function of Crowns: a crown can make your tooth grind stronger and give it a better appearance. Without needing to kill the root and replace the entire piece, you can put a crown and correct a tooth that is weak or has been broken. It requires carving, pin placement and crown making in the laboratory.
If what’s missing are dental pieces, isn’t it worth giving a try for implants? Today fixed prostheses are applied and the procedure is much simpler than 10 years ago. It is not necessary to give stitches to close the wound anymore. In addition, 3D printing has managed to make pieces identical to the original ones.
Although the missing tooth is not seen through the naked eye because it is a back piece, it can affect the bite and make your teeth become uneven over time.
If a tooth has cosmetic or structural defects, another possibility is to resort to bonding, which is based on applying resin to the teeth. This can solve the problem of a decayed tooth, fill spaces between teeth, repair broken teeth and even give an appearance of longer teeth (there are many cases of very small teeth and short paddles that result to an unpleasant smile).
However, if your problem is that your teeth are misaligned, mismatched, or piled up, maybe it’s time to finally consider trying on some dental “devices”. Blaming our parents for what they have not done with us guys, will not solve anything. There is nothing wrong with starting to use large orthodontics. In addition, there are now a lot of options and not just those remembered metal wires. There are less visible devices such as transparent and even removable that can be used at night or some that can be removed at certain times. Of course, the ones that lead to faster results are the fixed ones. These will guarantee visible results in one or two years. Remember: Using orthodontics does not make a person look childish. Rather, it makes that person look like someone who cares about his/her dental health.