Many people today are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to improve their physical appearance. Whether they are attending or getting married, going to a special occasion such as a birthday party, a job interview, or making a presentation, people want to look their best. Of course there are many opportunities for a good photo shot and your smile will be one thing the camera is focusing on, so lovely white teeth are going to be high on your agenda.
When it comes to a brighter smile, there are a number of options available to you that can be easily carried out by a professional dentist. Two of the more common methods are tooth whitening and dental veneers.
There are many different reasons why our teeth may be stained. Some of the more common causes are the foods we eat, certain drinks such as coffee and tea, and of course, smoking. If your teeth are discoloured then tooth whitening is a very simple process that will remove those ugly stains. Also known as bleaching, the procedure is perfectly safe. The first step of the process is for your dentist to protect your gums with either a rubber strip or by applying a gel. Next the dentist will apply a solution of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to your teeth. This solution effectively penetrates the enamel on your teeth allowing oxygen in and slowly whitening your teeth. The whole process involves two or three visits to the dentist and usually can be completed in four weeks. Your dentist may also give you something for you to apply at home.
Another option open to people with discoloured teethe are dental veneers. Sometimes referred to as porcelain or laminate veneers, you might consider these also if you maybe have a broken or chipped tooth, your teeth are mis-shaped, or not very well aligned. Again, the treatment is very straightforward and can be done painlessly by a professional dentist. The process will begin with your dentist seeing if veneers are suitable for you and may then take an impression of your teeth. What happens next is that the dentist removes a very small amount of enamel from your teeth, equal to the thickness of the veneer, and will then take another impression for a dental laboratory to make the laminates. Once ready, the dentist will call you back to have them fitted. The whole process will involve around three trips to your dentist.
Both of these procedures and many more are carried out by Boyne Dental & Implant clinic, a Drogheda dentist, who can be found at the following address:
Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic,