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Stay on top of your smile
When times are tough, sometimes all we can do is put on a brave facade and attempt to smile in the face of adversity and uncertainty. The ability to do so is, arguably, one of humanity’s most endearing qualities, and something which makes us truly human. However, for those out there who are embarrassed about the health or visible appearance of their teeth, this can often prove to be extremely difficult and even lead to further embarrassment or self-consciousness. This is why anyone who feels that one or more aspects of their teeth are impacting how they look and feel ought to speak to their local dentist Richmond, and begin to benefit from the wonders of modern, cosmetic dentistry. By doing so they will have effectively taken the first step on their unique journey towards a healthier smile – at a time when it is most needed.
What cosmetic treatments are available?
Cosmetic dentistry covers a massive expanse of different dental treatments – ranging from minimally or entirely non-invasive, to surgical procedures. This is why, if you feel there are one or more aspects of your smile which could be enhanced by cosmetic surgery, it is recommended that you arrange to speak to a professional about your reasons for doing so. By doing this, through either a physical, or (more likely during the current climate) a digital consultation, a cosmetic expert can then determine what treatments are on offer to treat the specific cosmetic problem you have raised. For those who are perhaps looking to treat multiple cosmetic problems through one treatment, porcelain veneers may be a viable solution as they give patients the ability to fundamentally craft an entirely new smile – without the need for time-consuming or invasive surgical treatments.
What are porcelain veneers?
For those who are unaware, porcelain veneers (or just veneers) are a way of quickly and effectively reshaping a patient’s teeth, without removing or moving them. They are basically wafer-thin, shell-like porcelain coverings which are uniquely made to fit the dimensions of each of the patient’s teeth perfectly. After they have been made, the porcelain veneer coverings are then individually attached to the front and back of each individual tooth – effectively giving the patient an entirely new smile. It is possible to opt for a single veneer, in cases where one tooth is out of shape, chipped, stained or discoloured. It is also possible to opt for an entire set of veneers to cover every tooth. This is the preferred option for those who are looking to give their smiles a complete makeover and solve a number of cosmetic problems – such as gaps between teeth, chips, staining and irregularities – through a single treatment. The first step, for anyone who feels that veneers could potentially be the answer to their oral worries and concerns, would be to arrange a consultation with a reputable cosmetic dentistry expert. In doing so it can effectively get the ball rolling, as it allows the practitioner to explain the veneer process to the patient in great detail, as well as take the appropriate measurements from which their unique set of veneers will be constructed. As no two smiles are identical, each set of veneers is entirely unique to each patient, and can have a massively positive impact on their self-confidence as well as the aesthetics of their smile.