Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix Crooked Teeth?
Our smiles are a part of our personality and define how we appear to others when we are at our happiest. However, a large number of us dislike how we look when we smile – to the point where we experience discomfort at times when we should be most at ease. If you are one of those individuals who feel that their teeth are crooked or misshapen, you’ve likely wondered whether there is anything that can be done to change them. You may have even found that the issues relating to your teeth are more than just visual, as dental problems can often affect speech or make eating certain foods difficult. This is where cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference. Whether you just have a couple of troublesome canines or you feel that almost every tooth is out of place, Harley Street Smile Clinic can provide you with valuable advice and show you which procedures you might wish to undergo to enhance your smile and change your look for the better.
- My Teeth Overlap
There are a number of ways in which you can resolve this issue. Depending on its severity, simple laser contouring may just do the job, with the affected teeth being quickly and safely reshaped. Other options include orthodontic braces or clear aligners such as those developed by InvisalignTM. Dental veneers can also be applied to “even out” the appearance of overlapping teeth.
- My Teeth Are Uneven in Size
Contouring can also prove a great answer to this problem, but cases like these also give dental veneers the opportunity to shine. The great thing about veneers is that they are created by a specialist who takes a mould of your existing teeth and then works from it to sculpt brand new, natural looking shapes out of porcelain and composite resin – even adjusting the colour to match your existing set. The result is a layer of sturdy material that is fitted to the front surface of the teeth you dislike to adjust their look and shape and perfect the symmetry of your smile.
- Some of My Teeth Are Higher Up in My Gums
If you long for a more even line when you flash a grin, gum contouring is an easy and effective solution. It can also help people whose teeth appear small in comparison to their gums. The type of gum contouring you may receive depends on the amount you would like to have removed. If you wish for a very slight adjustment, you might wish to opt for laser contouring, which takes very little time to heal. However, if you wish to lose a considerable amount of gum tissue, a surgical procedure may be required. After this kind of contouring, a simple tooth whitening procedure may be required, as the surface of the tooth below the previous gumline may seem discoloured compared to the area that was originally exposed.
- My Teeth “Lean” to One Side
This issue can easily be solved using dental braces or invisible aligners, but a quicker fix can be achieved with dental veneers – which can be planned and applied within the space of three weeks.
- I Have Chipped or Broken Teeth
Your smile may seem crooked due to tooth damage. Depending on the severity of the chip or break, there are a number of different procedures that can be performed. The first is a simple fix using porcelain or composite resin veneers that will cover any smaller gaps or missing corners and protect exposed material. Another option is to have a crown fitted. This is a good option for severely broken teeth, and involves dental specialists creating a “cap” – usually from some form of sturdy ceramic material – to cover the damage, using the original tooth material as an anchor and visually replacing the natural tooth.
If you are struggling with the look or physical impact of crooked teeth, you may find that any number of the above procedures may help you to regain your confidence and comfort. To find out more about what is available to you and to discuss your individual needs and requirements, all you need to do is get in touch with Harley Street Smile Clinic today on 020 7486 6777 or email the team via firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to book a free online or walk-in consultation. You can also see exactly how your smile can be revolutionised by asking for free imaging – a means of viewing an image of the possible changes before the process begins.