As people age it is inevitable that their teeth age with them. You only get one set of adult teeth, so it is important to take care of them, but even those people who take care of them can end up getting stains or suffering from discolouration. Lifestyle habits such as drinking tea and alcohol, or smoking can increase your chances of stains, as can eating certain foods. Your dentist Coorparoo can not only help you with discolouration, but chips in your smile as well. General wear and tear or an accident can leave your smile appearing jagged if even the smallest piece of your tooth is chipped off. However, there are treatments available that can help you with both getting rid of stains and evening out your smile, so you feel more confident when it comes to showing it off.
Get an even smile with porcelain veneers
When someone does not like their smile it can have an impact on how they feel when it comes to showing it off on a daily basis. A jagged tooth can feel extremely uncomfortable as well as making someone reluctant to smile, but porcelain veneers are capable of completely disguising any chips, cracks or small gaps that you have in your teeth. The veneers themselves are created to look and feel exactly like normal teeth, so more often than not people will not even notice that you have undergone treatment unless you tell them yourself. If you decide to have this treatment then a consultation appointment with your practitioner will allow you to find out more details. Your tooth or teeth will need to be prepared prior to having your veneer or veneers fitted to the front surfaces of your teeth, and each veneer will be individually shaped and sized to match the rest of your smile, so it appears more even over all.
Lighten your teeth several shades with tooth whitening treatment
If discolouration and yellow stains are leaving you reluctant to smile then you should make an appointment with your practitioner to discuss teeth whitening. This treatment is capable of reducing the appearance of both stains and general discolouration and can either be done at your dental practice or from within the comfort of your own home. If you choose to whiten your teeth at home it is important that you listen to your practitioner’s instructions so that your treatment works efficiently. Some people prefer to opt for whitening treatment within their dental practice, as it produces more immediate results and is a quick and convenient way of brightening their smile before an important family or business social event. The treatment itself works by using a gel to lighten the shade of your teeth, and you will be given a custom made tray to wear over your teeth that this gel sits in. If you are whitening your teeth at home then you will need to wear your tray at night and can expect to see visibly recognisable results within two weeks, but this can vary from person to person.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.