It is a known fact that the condition of your teeth affects your appearance. However, more than its aesthetic implications, a bad set of teeth can ruin your health too.
Fortunately, you can maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and oral cavity while enhancing their appearance through dental treatments. Here are three ways you can do to show off your smile while keeping your oral health in check.
A crooked set of teeth is a no-no. It is visually unpleasing. Moreover, having a crooked set of teeth increases your risk of tooth decay, dental cavities, and gum disease. It also makes the teeth susceptible to chipping and fracture because it puts additional stress on the teeth, jaw, and facial muscles.
Through orthodontic treatment, the alignment of the teeth is corrected by putting gentle pressure on the teeth, moving them into the proper position.
Orthodontic treatments include fixed devices like dental braces and removable appliances like Invisalign.
Dental braces are composed of brackets, bonding, and wires which are pressed against the teeth to support minimal movements and adjustments.
On the one hand, Invisalign is considered the “invisible way” of teeth straightening. Invisalign is a computer-generated tray replaced every two weeks. It does not involve metal brackets and wires. It is also removable, making chewing and speaking more comfortable.
A dental crown is a dental restoration which cap the visible portion of the tooth. It is fitted on the tooth to shield it from fracture. The dental restoration also renews a damaged, cracked, or chipped tooth. It also acts as a support for a dental bridge or filling. Moreover, it improves the shape and size of a tooth.
Getting a dental crown involves reduction of the tooth’s outer portion, the taking of a digital image of the tooth which is forwarded to a laboratory, and the production of the dental crown.
Because a dental crown may take about two weeks to create, a temporary crown will be placed on the prepared tooth while waiting.
But, you can skip the long waiting period and get a dental crown in one appointment through the computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing system or CAD/CAM system which is capable of producing same-day crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and dentures.
If you are a denture-wearing individual who is tired and frustrated about the drawbacks associated with dentures or have missing teeth you wish to hide forever, dental implants may be the answer to your concerns.
A dental implant or endosseous implant replaces a tooth root. It fuses with the natural bone in the jaw and serves as a foundation for a replacement tooth. A dental implant is cylindrical and usually made of titanium. It can be either implanted directly into the jawbone or placed on top of the jaw.
A dental implant is natural-looking. It functions like your teeth. A dental implant also improves appearance and gives assurance that no artificial tooth will fall out and cause you embarrassment.