Posted 5th August 2020

5 common dental problems – and how to fix them!

Ok, so technically a wonky smile or stained teeth aren’t ‘dental problems’ but they are key reasons why many people seek professional dental treatment and they shouldn’t be ignored.

An unattractive smile – even if only in your eyes – can have a huge impact on your self-esteem and confidence. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. Thanks to fantastic developments in cosmetic dentistry, being forced to live with an unattractive smile is a thing of the past and there are a range of fast, effective solutions out there to help.

Let’s take a look at some of the common cosmetic dental concerns and how they can be solved:

 

  1. Crooked teeth

Very few people are blessed with perfectly straight teeth and you should try to see their positioning as part of the charm of your smile. That said, severely misaligned teeth can cause health problems and affect speech, so if it’s a problem you’re hoping to tackle, the good news is there’s lots that can be done to improve matters.

Typically, braces are the go-to solution to correct the alignment of teeth. They’re great but they may not be the best response. For many people – especially older clients – braces can cause discomfort and make you even more self-conscious of your smile once applied. The answer? Porcelain dental veneers, which can transform even the most crooked of smile in a matter of days.

 

  1. Gummy smile

A gummy smile is when too much gum is revealed when smiling creating an overly ‘gummy’ look. There are many causes including overly tight top lips,  the natural size and shape of your teeth, and teeth not erupting fully.

So how do you fix it? A gummy smile makeover, that’s how. This 90-minute treatment includes gentle gum sculpting and tooth contouring and will dramatically reduce gumminess.

 

  1. Chipped tooth

Teeth can weaken with age causing them to split or chip. A broken tooth can also occur as the result of an accident. One thing’s for sure though – it won’t grow back.

But don’t worry, all is not lost. Worn, chipped and even missing teeth can be restored back to their original glory (or often even better!) with dental veneers. Ultra-fine facings of porcelain can be handcrafted to cover the front surfaces of teeth, disguising the underlying problem.

 

  1. Stained teeth

Are you a past smoker? Or are you unable to resist coffee and red wine? We don’t blame you – we love them too! But they are a nightmare for your teeth, causing stains and discolouration. Cutting back is a great way to help reduce their detrimental effects but what else can be done to restore their original whiteness?

Professional stain removal is the answer and we offer a fantastic treatment as part of our signature mini smile makeover. Tooth reshaping, stain removal and whitening all in a quick pain-free treatment that will leave you with a visibly whiter, brighter more radiant smile.

 

  1. Overlapping teeth

Overlapping teeth are usually caused by dental overcrowding. If back teeth don’t have enough space to move into, they push the front teeth together – causing them to overlap as they vie for space. This movement can create problems with your bite, teeth alignment and distort your smile.

So how to fix it? Thankfully gone are the days when you would require endless trips to the orthodontist and braces for 12 months. Restorative cosmetic procedures, such as the addition of porcelain veneers, are now a great way to tackle this problem.

 

Ready to fix your smile?

If you’ve decided enough is enough and you’re ready to take your smile to the next level, then why not get in touch with the team here at Harley Street Smile Clinic? We’d love to hear from you to discuss your smile concerns in detail and how we can help to fix them.

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